Eight UAB researchers to receive ICREA AcadŤmia 2020 grants

Cartell sobre els juts ICREA / cartel sobre las ayudas ICREA

Eight UAB researchers have been selected in the 12th edition of the ICREA Acadèmia grants to receive funding for their research activities during the following five years. The UAB is the university to have the highest number of researchers awarded a grant this year.


Some thirty researchers working in universities in Catalonia were selected as candidates in the 12th edition of the ICREA Acadèmia grants, awarded by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). Through the awarding of these grants, the Government of Catalonia acknowledges the research tasks of lecturers from the country's public universities, with the aim of contributing to boosting  Catalonia's research talent.

The researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to be awarded the grants are: Eva Anduiza from the Department of Political Science and Public Law; John Calsamiglia from the Department of Physics; Salvador Ventura from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Jordi Martínez Vilalta from the Department of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology; Maria del Mar Griera from the Department of Sociology; Miranda Jessica Lubbers from the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology; Xavier Sala from the Department of Chemistry; and Gara Villalba from the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering.

The lecturers selected to receive a grant in this 2020 edition of the ICREA Acadèmia programme will receive 40,000 euros annually for a period of 5 years. This support line is destined exclusively to university lecturers giving clases and in full expansion of their research activities.

The UAB is the university with the most number of researchers awarded in this edition. Of the total number of candidates selected (18 men and 12 women), eight carry out their activities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; seven at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra; five at the Universitat de Barcelona; another five at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; three at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili; one at the Universitat de Lleida; and another at the Universitat de Girona.

More information:
ICREA Acadèmia website


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