The ICREA Acadèmia programme was launched in 2008 to foster and nurture excellence in research done by professors of Catalan public universities. The programme provides a research intensification to selected university professors who are in a fully active and expansive phase of their research careers.

The grant provides funds for teaching discharge for a period of five years. The 12th edition of the programme was launched in September 2020.

The total number of ICREA Acadèmia grants as of 31st of December 2020 is 299.

Selection process

Selection focuses on the scientific performance of each candidate, along these three main lines:

  • Scientific excellence
  • Leadership
  • Potential for growth

Five international committees are set up to evaluate candidates. Each committee is responsible for one the following areas: Engineering sciences; Experimental sciences & mathematics; Humanities; Life & medical sciences; and Social & behavioural sciences. Committee members are of high international standing and always come from outside the Catalan research system. The key features of the selection process are:

  • Selection by independent, external experts
  • Independent on-line evaluation of each candidate by each committee member
  • Meeting of committee members, exchange of information, discussion, and consensus.

ICREA Acadèmia at a Glance

120

Currently 120 university professors hold the grant

DISTRIBUTION BY AREA OF RESEARCH

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Humanities

Experimental Sciences and Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Life and Medical Sciences

DISTRIBUTION BY GENDER

Women

Men

DISTRIBUTION BY AGE

Age under 40 - 4 ICREA Acadèmia

3%

Age 40-44 - 17 ICREA Acadèmia

14%

Age 45-49 - 19ICREA Acadèmia

16%

Age 50-54 - 28 ICREA Acadèmia

23%

Age 55-59 - 31 ICREA Acadèmia

26%

Age 60 and over - 21 ICREA Acadèmia

18%

Profiles

These are the profile of the 120 ICREA Acadèmia who currently hold the grant.

Universitat de Barcelona (UB) - 35 ICREA Academia

Andres Lacueva, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Araus Ortega, Jose Luis - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013 & 2018
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Bartres Faz, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2019
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Cacho, Isabel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2013 & 2018
Campo, Elías - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Casademunt Viader, Jaume - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2019
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015
Consiglio, Antonella - Life & Medical Sciences - 2019
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Escalera Guerrero, Sergio - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Escera, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Franzese, Giancarlo - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
Fuentemilla Garriga, Lluís - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel, Manuel - Humanities - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Gonzalez-Solis Bou, Jacob - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Guillen i Estany, Montserrat - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2011 & 2018
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso - Humanities - 2018
Illas Riera, Francesc - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Linares Prats, Cristina - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2019
Marco Pallares, Josep - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Mataro Serrat, Maria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Muñoz Mendoza, Jordi - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2019
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Humanities - 2010 & 2016
Orozco López, Modesto - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2011 & 2018
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Prades Garcia, Juan Daniel - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Ritort, Fèlix - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Roca-Cusachs Soulere, Pere - Life & Medical Sciences - 2018
Schulte, Lothar - Humanities - 2011 & 2019
Tierno, Pietro - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Torres Martí, Antoni - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013 & 2019
Villarroya Gombau, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2014 & 2019
Zorzano Olarte, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2013 & 2019

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) - 26 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Bielsa Mialet, Esperança - Humanities - 2018
Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima - Life & Medical Sciences - 2012 & 2018
del Valle, Manel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
Gallego, Ángel J. - Humanities - 2015
León Borja, Margarita - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
López Peña, Antonio M. - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Marre, Diana - Humanities - 2019
Martín, Ferran - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Matias Espona, Joaquim - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Nieto-Galan, Agustí - Humanities - 2009 & 2018
Pérez Castrillo, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008, 2014 & 2019
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Humanities - 2016
Pons, Xavier - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Risch, Roberto - Humanities - 2019
Roas Deus, David - Humanities - 2018
Rodrigo Sánchez, Javier - Humanities - 2018
Seco Granados, Gonzalo - Engineering Sciences - 2013 & 2019
Surralles Calonge, Jordi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Urbano, David - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Vallverdú Segura, Jordi - Humanities - 2019
Vega Ramos, María José - Humanities - 2008, 2014 & 2019
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Life & Medical Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Verger Planells, Antoni - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2019
Villaverde, Antonio - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - 18 ICREA Academia

Alarcon, Eduard - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Alemán Llansó, Carles - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008 & 2015
Arias Vicente, Irene - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Arroyo Balaguer, Marino - Engineering Sciences - 2008 & 2015
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Carrera, David - Engineering Sciences - 2015
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Engineering Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol - Engineering Sciences - 2019
González, Antonio - Engineering Sciences - 2014 & 2019
Guardia Munarriz, Marcel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Llorca Piqué, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2009, 2014 & 2019
Martinez-Seara Alonso, M. Teresa - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2018
Martorell, Jordi - Engineering Sciences - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Engineering Sciences - 2009 & 2015
Miranda, Eva - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2016
Rotger, Victor - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2019
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Engineering Sciences - 2015

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) - 25 ICREA Academia

Benach de Rovira, Joan - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Coello de la Rosa, Alexandre - Humanities - 2019
Comas, David - Life & Medical Sciences - 2011 & 2016
Díez Antón, Juana - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2016
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Humanities - 2009 & 2015
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009, 2014 & 2019
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Engineering Sciences - 2015
González Luna, Libertad - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Hernández Leo, Davinia - Engineering Sciences - 2019
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Life & Medical Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Ivorra Cano, Antoni - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Lago Peñas, Ignacio - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2018
Lozano, Angel - Engineering Sciences - 2010 & 2015
Maldonado López, Rafael - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008 & 2015
McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth - Humanities - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Humanities - 2016
Ozaita, Andrés - Life & Medical Sciences - 2016
Posas Garriga, Francesc - Life & Medical Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Serra Casals, Xavier - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2019
Torcal, Mariano - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2014 & 2019
Torres Pérez, Aida - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2019

Universitat de Lleida (UdL) - 3 ICREA Academia

Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda - Engineering Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Chemisana Villegas, Daniel - Engineering Sciences - 2018
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Humanities - 2015

Universitat de Girona (UdG) - 6 ICREA Academia

Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Life & Medical Sciences - 2015
Company Casadevall, Anna - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2019
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Poater Teixidor, Albert - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2019
Puig Broch, Sebastià - Engineering Sciences - 2019
Ribas Salamaña, Xavi - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2010 & 2015

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) - 7 ICREA Academia

Arenas, Alex - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2011 & 2016
Diéguez, Montserrat - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2009 & 2015
Domingo Ferrer, Josep - Engineering Sciences - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Llobet Valero, Eduard - Engineering Sciences - 2012 & 2018
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Social & Behavioural Sciences - 2015
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 2015
Salas Salvadó, Jordi - Life & Medical Sciences - 2019

Social & Behavioural Sciences - 22 ICREA Academia

Anduiza Perea, Eva - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
Bartres Faz, David - Universitat de Barcelona - 2019
Benach de Rovira, Joan - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
Escera, Carles - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Feixa Pampols, Carles - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Fuentemilla Garriga, Lluís - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
González Luna, Libertad - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Guillen i Estany, Montserrat - Universitat de Barcelona - 2011 & 2018
Lago Peñas, Ignacio - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
León Borja, Margarita - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Marco Pallares, Josep - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Mataro Serrat, Maria - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Muñoz Mendoza, Jordi - Universitat de Barcelona - 2019
Nasarre Aznar, Sergio - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Pereda Beltran, Noemí - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Pérez Castrillo, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2014 & 2019
Pons, Xavier - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Sebastián Gallés, Núria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Torcal, Mariano - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2014 & 2019
Torres Pérez, Aida - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2019
Urbano, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Verger Planells, Antoni - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2019

Humanities - 20 ICREA Academia

Bielsa Mialet, Esperança - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Coello de la Rosa, Alexandre - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2019
Espinal Farré, M. Teresa - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Fradera Barceló, Josep Maria - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2009 & 2015
Gallego, Ángel J. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2015
García-Carpintero Sánchez-Miguel, Manuel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Herranz Loncán, Alfonso - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Marre, Diana - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2019
McNally Seifert, Louise Elizabeth - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Moreno Bote, Rubén - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Narotzky Molleda, Susana - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2016
Nieto-Galan, Agustí - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2018
Piqué Huerta, Raquel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2016
Risch, Roberto - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2019
Roas Deus, David - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Rodrigo Sánchez, Javier - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Sabaté Curull, Flocel - Universitat de Lleida - 2015
Schulte, Lothar - Universitat de Barcelona - 2011 & 2019
Vallverdú Segura, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2019
Vega Ramos, María José - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2014 & 2019

Experimental Sciences & Mathematics - 25 ICREA Academia

Alemán Llansó, Carles - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Arenas, Alex - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2011 & 2016
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Boguñá Espinal, Marián - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Cacho, Isabel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013 & 2018
Casademunt Viader, Jaume - Universitat de Barcelona - 2019
Cascante Serratosa, Marta - Universitat de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Company Casadevall, Anna - Universitat de Girona - 2019
Costas Salgueiro, Miquel - Universitat de Girona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Diéguez, Montserrat - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2009 & 2015
Franzese, Giancarlo - Universitat de Barcelona - 2016
Garcia-Ojalvo, Jordi - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2009, 2014 & 2019
Guardia Munarriz, Marcel - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Illas Riera, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Linares Prats, Cristina - Universitat de Barcelona - 2019
Martinez-Seara Alonso, M. Teresa - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Matias Espona, Joaquim - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Miranda, Eva - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Orozco López, Modesto - Universitat de Barcelona - 2011 & 2018
Poater Teixidor, Albert - Universitat de Girona - 2019
Poblet Rius, Josep Maria - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2015
Ribas Salamaña, Xavi - Universitat de Girona - 2010 & 2015
Ritort, Fèlix - Universitat de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Rotger, Victor - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2019
Tierno, Pietro - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018

Engineering Sciences - 29 ICREA Academia

Alarcon, Eduard - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2018
Arias Vicente, Irene - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Arroyo Balaguer, Marino - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008 & 2015
Cabellos Aparicio, Albert - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Cabeza Fabra, Luisa Fernanda - Universitat de Lleida - 2012 & 2018
Carrera, David - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015
Chemisana Villegas, Daniel - Universitat de Lleida - 2018
Codina Rovira, Ramon - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2011 & 2016
del Valle, Manel - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2010 & 2015
Domingo Ferrer, Josep - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Escalera Guerrero, Sergio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Ginebra Molins, Maria Pau - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Gómez Gutiérrez, Emilia - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2019
González, Antonio - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2014 & 2019
Hernández Leo, Davinia - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2019
Ivorra Cano, Antoni - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2018
Llobet Valero, Eduard - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2012 & 2018
Llorca Piqué, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009, 2014 & 2019
López Peña, Antonio M. - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2018
Lozano, Angel - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Martín, Ferran - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Martorell, Jordi - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2016
Masoller, Cristina - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2009 & 2015
Prades Garcia, Juan Daniel - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Puig Broch, Sebastià - Universitat de Girona - 2019
Seco Granados, Gonzalo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2013 & 2019
Serra Casals, Xavier - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2019
Velasco Esteban, Luis - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - 2015

Life & Medical Sciences - 24 ICREA Academia

Andres Lacueva, Cristina - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Araus Ortega, Jose Luis - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013 & 2018
Bosch Fusté, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Bosch i Turbet, Fàtima - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2012 & 2018
Brugada i Terradellas, Ramon - Universitat de Girona - 2015
Campo, Elías - Universitat de Barcelona - 2012 & 2018
Comas, David - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2011 & 2016
Consiglio, Antonella - Universitat de Barcelona - 2019
Corominas Guiu, Montserrat - Universitat de Barcelona - 2015
Díez Antón, Juana - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Gonzalez-Solis Bou, Jacob - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Hidalgo Hernando, Elena - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2010 & 2015
Maldonado López, Rafael - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008 & 2015
Ozaita, Andrés - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2016
Posas Garriga, Francesc - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Pujades Corbi, Cristina - Universitat Pompeu Fabra - 2015
Roca-Cusachs Soulere, Pere - Universitat de Barcelona - 2018
Salas Salvadó, Jordi - Universitat Rovira i Virgili - 2019
Surralles Calonge, Jordi - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Torres Martí, Antoni - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013 & 2019
Ventura Zamora, Salvador - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2009 & 2015
Villarroya Gombau, Francesc - Universitat de Barcelona - 2014 & 2019
Villaverde, Antonio - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 2008, 2013 & 2018
Zorzano Olarte, Antonio - Universitat de Barcelona - 2013 & 2019

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