Visit CREA



CREA has hosted numerous visiting scholars for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research visits from different universities and countries all over the world. In the following, the criteria for admission, the mechanisms of assessment, and the development of the visit are described.


Current and Former Visiting Scholars

Profile of visiting scholars and funding

Previous Commitments

Admission Commission 

Application instructions 

Preparation and monitoring of the visit

Completion of the visit




Kyung Hi Kim

Professor, Kyungnam University (SOUTH KOREA)

Period: September 2014 – July 2015

Yiota Ignatiou

MA Student, University of Cyprus (CYPRUS)

Period: December 2014 – May 2015

Thaís Palomino

Research Assistant, Federal University of São Carlos (BRAZIL)

Period: November 2014 – February 2015

Igone Aróstegui

Assistant Professor, University of Basque Country (SPAIN)

Period: June – July 2013


Florlenis Chévez

Ph.D. Student, University of Costa Rica (COSTA RICA)

Period: September 2013 – March 2014

Daniel García

Ph.D. Student, Autonomous University of Madrid (SPAIN)

Period: September – November 2013

Dilek Hattatoğlu

Associate Professor, Mugla S. K. University (TURKEY)

Period: September – October 2013

Paula Escobedo

Assistant Professor, University Jaume I (SPAIN)

Period: January – April 2013

Luis Ernesto Solano

Ph.D. Student, Autonomous University of Aguas Calientes (MEXICO)

Period: January – April 2013

Francisca de Lima

Ph.D. Student, Federal University of São Carlos (BRAZIL)

Period: January – July 2013

Beatriz Muñoz

Professor, University of Extremadura (SPAIN)

Period: September 2012 – January 2013

Luca Mozzachiodi

MA Student, University of Pisa (ITALY)

Period: September – December 2012

Yiannis  Ktisti

BA Student, University of Cyprus (CYPRUS)

Period: May – September 2012

Andrea Francisco

Assistant Professor, University Jaume I (SPAIN)

Period: January – July 2012

Inmaculada López

Ph.D. Student, University of Valencia (SPAIN)

Period: February – May 2012

Marcia Regina Fabbro

Postdoctoral Researcher, Federal University of São Carlos (BRAZIL)

Period: September 2011 – February 2012

Paolo Bento

Professor, Federal University of São Carlos (BRAZIL)

Period: December 2011 – January 2012

Vanessa Girotto

Professor, Federal University of Alfenas – MG (BRAZIL)

Period: December 2011 – January 2012

Roseli Mello

Professor, Federal University of São Carlos (BRAZIL)

Period: November 2011 – January 2012

Barbara Janik

Ph.D. Student, Adam Mickiewicz University (POLAND)

Period: September – December 2011

Iñaki Karrera

Professor, University of Basque Country (SPAIN)

Period: February 2011

Henar Rodríguez

Professor, University of Valladolid (SPAIN)

Period: May – June 2011

Andria Pasionrtidon

MA Student, University of Cyprus (CYPRUS)

Period: June – September 2011

Carolina de la Hoz

MA Student, University of Barranquilla (COLOMBIA)

Period: July 2011

David Espinedo

MA Student, University de Barranquilla (COLOMBIA)

Period: July 2011

Mick Carpenter

Professor, Warwick University (UK)

Period: May 2011

Barbara Merrill

Professor, Warwick University (UK)

Period: May 2011





 Anyone who is interested in deepening into one of the research lines developed at CREA can apply for a research visit. The visiting researchers will not receive any funding or co-funding from CREA. The prospective visiting scholar himself or herself will be responsible for the costs, including external aid that the researcher could get





1)  CREA provides visiting scholars with training in theoretical, methodological and practical work developed at the research centre.

2)  CREA does not provide any economic resources for this activity. For this reason, the visiting scholars will not receive any funding or maintenance from CREA. Neither infrastructure nor additional material (such as computers, private office, etc.) will be offered.

3)  The applicant must commit to fulfil all the conditions posed by the funding institution of part or the whole amount of the research visit (if applicable).

4)  CREA only acknowledges those activities of the visiting scholar that have been proven to be completed or done under our supervision.




The Admission Commission consists of three people: a researcher or investigator of CREA’s management team, a professor, and a training researcher of CREA.

The members in this Commission serve a two years term, and after that the new Commission, approved by an ordinary CREA meeting, is established.

The Commission is in charge of:

a)     Accepting or rejecting an application within a period of 10 days after its reception.

b)     Reporting the decision to the applicant via email.

c)     Assigning a mentor to the prospective visiting scholar that fits the profile of the work to be developed during the visit at CREA.


Role of the tutor:

The tutor will monitor and facilitate the training to complement the objectives of the visit. The tutor does this as a complementary task to other tasks they have assigned in their faculty. Thus, their support and monitoring is subject to their availability and dedication.




A formal application is needed for a research visit at CREA. Please follow the steps indicated below:

Step 1: Send an email ([email protected]) to the attention of the Director, with the following documentation:

a)   An application letter addressed to the director of the centre exposing the researcher’s motivation to visit CREA.

b)   A summary of the work proposal expected to develop during the visit including: purpose of the visit, specific objectives, duration, work plan, and program that finances the visit, if applicable.

Step 2: Once the Admission Commission receives the email, it will respond confirming or dismissing the admission of the research visit within a period of 10 days. If necessary, the Commission may contact the applicant for clarification of the proposal; if the proposal is not appropriate, more information to evaluate alternatives in relation to the tasks, specific objectives, etc., will be requested. If necessary, the Commission will consult the person in charge of the University of Barcelona. The Commission communicates the assignment of a mentor from the research centre, responsible for monitoring the work the applicant will develop during the visit.

Step 3: Once admitted for a research visit and a tutor, the applicant must complete and sign the Collaboration Agreement and send it back by e-mail. This document will be essential for CREA to confirm the admission of the visit in a formal letter. In some cases, the admission by other authorities of the university may be necessary. In this case, CREA cannot guarantee the processing time for the authorities of the University to answer.






1)    Fifteen days before the start date of the visit, the visiting scholar should contact CREA to inform about his or her arrival, and schedule an appointment for the first meeting.

2)    At the first meeting of the visiting scholar with a CREA researcher, the document on Intellectual Property is provided and a work plan for the visit will be agreed. The visiting scholar has to inform about the scientific impact and the dissemination that his or her work conducted during the visit at CREA is going to have.

3)    If necessary, the visiting scholar may apply for the UB identity card to access several services of the university at:

4)    During the visit, the scholar will get to know the research lines developed at CREA, will have access to publications of the centre, and will be monitored by the assigned tutor.







1)     Visiting scholars are required to submit a copy of the research work completed at CREA.

2)    Visiting scholars are required to ask permission to disseminate any scientific results related to CREA’s research.

3)    Visiting scholars will be provided with a certificate upon completion of their visit. Only those activities directly connected to the research conducted at CREA will be certified.


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