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Bizkaia:xede offers financial aid to attract highly qualified professionals


Announcement on Bizkaia:xede's website
Announcement on Bizkaia:xede's website


During this time of crisis, publishing news like this makes our day. On the one hand, Bizkaia:xede has announced this week that it has started a program of financial aid to attract highly qualified workers. This first call includes a budget of 700,000 Euros to finance between 50% and 100% of the cost of recruitment, promotion and linking of researchers. The program is co-financed by the European Union. Additionally, the Ikerbasque Foundation has already received 300 applications for its new program to aid young researchers, through which 20 doctors between the ages of 28 and 36 years old will be recruited to work in the Basque country.


Bilbao, Bizkaia.  The labor market in the field of science and research is moving and this week we are letting you know of two initiatives designed to enhance and support the hiring of highly qualified workers and researchers.

We’ll begin with the Provincial Government of Bizkaia, whose application deadline is May 19.  This is a provincial research program co-financed by the European Commission (EC) with a budget of 2 million Euros over four years 2012-2015, for the recruitment of approximately 50 new researchers from around the world.  The first round’s budget is 700,000 Euros. 

These grants are aimed at companies, universities, associations and foundations with a registered office, or having a job center in Bizkaia.  The grant will finance between 50% and 100% of the cost of recruitment, promotion and networking of researchers. 

-More information, here

300 applications to Ikerbasque

On the other hand, the Ikerbasque Foundation reported the tremendous response to its new grant program to contract young researcher.  Ikerbasque will select doctors between the ages of 28 and 36, trained abroad, that have published scientific works and who wish to work at the university or the I+D Center of Euskadi.  Three hundred candidates have already applied, something that Ikerbasque has stated publicly that they are very satisfied with.  The Foundation is currently evaluating applicants.

-Complete information on Ikerbasque’s website, here 


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