I've defended my thesis, and I would like to do my postdoc abroad. But the problem is that I am married, and I have two little children. So, I can't just leave my family for a couple of years, and neither I can bring them with me (too expensive, too difficult etc.).
I have a couple of colleagues in the same situation, and they seem to find a solution: a kind of unpaid postdoc (they receive only small sums of money covering travel expenses) which supposes visiting the inviting university regularly but without staying there for a long time. In this format they prepare a monograph and give some seminars, it is counted as a postdoc by ANECA (homologation institution) here in Spain but doesn't require full-time occupation if you can maintain certain level and volume of academic publications. In both cases they were invited unofficially by their postdoc coordinators, it was not an announced grant or scholarship.
For me it could be the best option. It will give me an opportunity to get some foreign postdoc experience, stay on academic track (in Spain it is really difficult in the umanities) and at the same time I don't have to leave or move my family...
But I really don't know how to start. Is there any opportunity to get an information which universities offer this way of collaboration and how to apply? In the case of one of my colleagues, it is one of the Swiss universities and in another case it's Finland, but the information offered by these universities on their webpages is related only to the "normal," fellowship-based, full-time postdocs. And maybe there are some other opportunities of this kind in other countries and universities?