Research Fellows 2019

Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science, launched in 2019 a call offering 20 Research Fellow positions for postdoctoral researchers. These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role in the future.

In this occasion, more than 50 independent external evaluators from 14 different countries participated in the evaluation process, under the coordination of the Ikerbasque Scientific Advisory Committee.

Ikerbasque endorses the European Charter for Researchers. Ikerbasque improves the career evaluation methods in order to create a more transparent, open, equal and internationally accepted system of recruitment.

124 full eligible applications were screened by our external evaluators, coordinated by the Ikerbasque Scientific Advisory Committee. The evaluation committee has short-listed 20 applications (16%) based on:

  • Scientific merit and research track
  • Interest of the Research Statement provided in the application
  • Relevance of research topic and latest publications
  • Concordance with Basque research capabilities

This 2019 call has already been evaluated and these are the selected Research Fellows (ordered by last name's alphabetical order):APELLI

Balbi Stefano BC3 NO
Beloqui Ana Polymat NO
Blazquez Lorea Biodonostia YES
Colom Adai Biofisika YES
De Martino Daniele Biofisika YES
Erice Borja Mondragon Unibertsitatea YES
Fernández Mendoza Joan Deusto-Tech YES
Gobbi Marco MPC NO
Kalashnikova Marina BCBL YES
Kazim Samrana BCMaterials NO
López Gartzen UPV / EHU NO
Michelena Jone UPV / EHU YES
Molas Susanna Achucarro YES
Piva Marco Biogune YES
Rodríguez Naiara Mondragon Unibertsitatea NO
Santos Abel CIC nanoGUNE YES
Scarabelli Leonardo CIC nanoGUNE YES
Villaescusa Francisco DIPC YES
Von Schiller Daniel UPV / EHU NO

Ikerbasque Research Fellow's programme is cofinanced by the European Union. COFUND: YES means the researcher complies with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) mobility criteria and the position is cofinanced by EU.

This call is co-funded by FP7-COFUND-WOLFRAM-600380 Project 

For additional information about the evaluation of your application, please log in our website ( with your username and check the report.

If you wish to check Research Fellows selected in previous calls, please refer to Researchers section in our website.