CASA Fellows Program

The CASA Fellows Program, an educational collaboration between The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) and the Barcelona Group (BG), seeks to promote mutual research cooperation among CASA and BG member institutions and to open new avenues for enhanced professional engagement. The program is open to recent PhD graduates from the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalunya and the Pompeu Fabra University who are seeking to carry out postdoctoral research in the United States for periods of one to four months.


The program is aimed at granting fellowships for advanced training and trans-national mobility in any research field in one of the following CASA full-member receiving institutions: Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Vanderbilt University. Financial support is provided for a period of 1-4 months (full-time equivalent) starting no sooner than 1st of November 2018, for individual projects presented by recent PhD graduates from any of the Barcelona Group universities: the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalunya and the Pompeu Fabra University.

It is intended to select eight young researchers, preferably one from each University from the Barcelona Group under each modality, depending on demand and with a view to guarantee a balanced distribution of fellows among the Barcelona Group:

A) Research project hosted by Brown University: four (4) scholarships
B) Research project at any of the CASA full-member receiving institutions: four (4) scholarships


Applicants should meet the following requirements at the time of the deadline of the submission of the application:

  • to have been awarded a PhD in the five years immediately preceding this call
  • being employed by one of the Barcelona Group universities at the time of this call


The CASA fellowships program for 2018-2019 has a total endowment of 28,000.00 euros.


Candidates must send their application form to their home university in Barcelona, according to the following instructions:

At UAB applications will be managed and centralized by the University General Register Office (Building A –Rectorate, ground floor- Campus Bellaterra 08913 Bellaterra, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona). The Research Management section will be responsible of the applications and contact with candidates.

Contact: Esther Verriest, M.Carmen Rodriguez
Telfs.: 93 581 2382/ 2562

At UB applications will be addressed to the Mobility and International Programs Office (Pavelló Rosa – Recinte Maternitat, Travessera de les Corts, 131-159. 08028 Barcelona) This office will be reponsible of the applications and contact with candidates.

Contact: Elodia Guillamón
Telf.: 934020902
Fax: 934035387

At UPF applications will be addressed personally or by postal service to the UPF General Registrar, Pl. de la Mercè 12, 08002 Barcelona or any of its other
campus offices. The Service of International Relations will be responsible for processing the applications and contact the candidates.

Contact: Laura Peña
Tel: 935422982

At UPC applications will be sent to International Affairs (Staff Mobility Unit, c/ Jordi Girona, 31 Building Til·lers, 2nd floor, 08034 Barcelona). This office will
manage the applications.

Contact: Staff Mobility Unit
Tel: +34 934137530
Fax: +34 934137503

The deadline for the submission of 2018-19 applications is June 29, 2018. The CASA Barcelona Director will closely liaise with both the CASA full member institutions and the Barcelona Group Selection Committee to ensure the timely review of submitted applications and the notification of selection results. Applicants will be informed of the selection results no later than July 13, 2018.

Click here to see the 2018-19 CASA Barcelona Fellowship Award recipients.