Fourth edition of CIDOB and Banco Sabadell Foundation “Programa Talent Global”: a commitment to young research talent

CIDOB - Apr 2, 2024

The Banco Sabadell Foundation and CIDOB (Barcelona Center for International Affairs) launch the fourth edition of the Programa Talent Global with the aim of promoting quality research by young researchers, through a paid research stay and two awards for applied research.

“Junior Visiting Fellowship”: rules and requirements

CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), with the support of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, calls for applications for the fourth “Junior Visiting Fellowship”.


The “Junior Visiting Fellowship” seeks a young researcher of up to 30 years old who has demonstrated their research capacities to join CIDOB’s research team for a six-month paid research stay.


- Technological revolutions and their impact on international relations.

- Challenges in sustainable development, climate change and global inequality.

- New global geopolitical dynamics.

- Geoeconomics and trade relations.

- Gender and international relations.


- Candidates must be 30 years old or younger on December 31st, 2024.

- They must possess research skills and the ability to contribute to a think tank’s typical publication output.

- Have a high level of English.

- Have permission to work in the EU.

- Hold a degree related to the themes of this call. Possession of a master's degree will be viewed favourably.


The call will open on April 2nd, 2024.

The application deadline is June 30th, 2024.

The application should be accompanied by a CV, a motivation letter and a research proposal (one page maximum, including expected publications), and must be sent to with the title “Junior Visiting Fellowship”.

Selection and notification process

The selection of candidates will be made through an open call, following the channels, procedures and criteria for the selection of CIDOB staff. Finalist candidates will be contacted for a personal interview during the first half of July 2024.

The decision will be announced during the second half of July 2024.

The research stay will last six months, from the beginning of September 2024 to the end of February 2025.

Content of the offer

The Fellowship will offer the awardee the chance to join CIDOB’s team of researchers for a period of six months (to be decided between the institution and the awardee) on a full-time in-person basis, for which remuneration will be offered of €13,000 gross plus compensation at the end of the contract according to applicable labour regulations.

The aim is for the candidate to develop their research with the support of a researcher from the CIDOB team. The successful candidate will participate in the institution's research activities and contribute to its editorial output and/or external publications. The awardee will also participate in the seminars and conferences organised by the institution.

Protection of personal data

Applicants’ data will be processed in order to manage the selection process. The responsible party for the data processing is CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs). The legal basis for the data processing is the consent given when submitting the application.

The data will not be transferred to third parties, other than to meet CIDOB's legal or contractual obligations. The data and CVs of unsuccessful candidates will be destroyed within a maximum period of six months after the resolution of the call. For more information or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation or portability of your personal data, please write to the Security and Ethics Committee, C/Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona, or email

>> Download the rules and requirements for the “Junior Visiting Fellowship” - here