Ramón Areces Foundation Research Fellowship


The Ramón Areces Foundation Research Fellowship provides funding for one postdoctoral fellow of Spanish nationality to study at the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard for a period of two years under the guidance of a Ragon Institute faculty member. The awardee of the fellowship will have the opportunity to study HIV/AIDS, other infectious diseases of global import including COVID-19, vaccine development, cancer, or other areas of immunology that are investigated at the Ragon Institute, depending on the awardee’s qualifications and the lab with which they are matched.

About the Ramón Areces Foundation

The fellowship is funded by the Ramón Areces Foundation, a Madrid-based organization that supports scientific and technical research in Spain and by Spanish researchers living abroad. More information about the foundation is available on its website.


The fellowship will cover salary and benefits for a period of two years.

The successful candidate for the fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Submit a curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Submit a one-page statement of purpose that fully describes the candidate’s research goals, and identifies the host lab at the Ragon Institute as well as any instances of prior collaboration with the lab or the Ragon Institute
  3. Eligible candidates include PhD, MD, and PhD/MD applicants who have completed their graduate training or who are in the final year of their graduate training and are pursuing any area of science that falls within the mission of the Ragon Institute.
  4. All candidates should demonstrate a record of excellence in basic or translational research and have the ability to work collaboratively with other scientists.
  5. The Ragon Institute welcomes researchers with backgrounds in virology, computational and structural biology, computational statistics, engineering, physical sciences, microbiology, immunology, and related fields. Expertise in the HIV field is not required.

Application Process

This application round has closed.

Your application materials should be sent by email to Gail Sanders at gsanders@mgh.harvard.edu.

If you have questions about this fellowship program or would like more information, please email Gail Sanders at gsanders@mgh.harvard.edu.