ICAC Bodies

Collegiate Bodies

Board of Directors
Scientific Advisory Board

Individual Bodies

The person with overall day-to-day responsibility for the ICAC, who supervises the execution of the decisions taken by the Board of Directors.

Coordinates the scientific activity and advanced training.

Responsible for the administrative and financial management and the Institute’s non-scientific activities.

Organisational Chart

ICAC has a flexible research structure organised into research teams that participate in the consolidated research group Mirades sobre la Mediterrània a l’antiguitat. D’Orient a Occident, de la Protohistòria a l’Antiguitat Tardana (MIRMED-GIAC) (MIRMED-GIAC). Each research team is supervised by a director.


Organigrama ICAC_2021


The personnel of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology consists of researchers, scientific-technical services staff, administrative staff and research support staff.

Regarding the research staff, ICAC has four types of researchers:

Contracted Researchers

These researchers are contracted through offers of work from the Institute itself or public research calls. They take charge of or cooperate in approved research projects, belong to a research team and can participate in the advanced training courses the Institute organises. The group of contracted researchers also includes faculty from the Rovira i Virgili University whose research is linked to the ICAC.

Research Associates

These are members of the research staff who belong to other research centres (university teaching staff, museum curators…) and voluntarily join an ICAC research team, either to take an active part in the programming of ICAC activities or to develop projects, programmes or lines of research in which the Institute participates with external or internal support.

With these persons, the ICAC can benefit from the collaboration of researchers from other institutions and signs cooperation agreements with those institutions to regulate the terms of such cooperation. There are also individual researchers who have chosen to participate actively in the Institute research projects as independent researchers.

Collaborating or Visiting Researchers

These are staff members from other research centres (university teaching staff, museum curators, etc.) who manifest an interest in the ICAC’s tasks and a desire to cooperate in them at certain times or to follow them in general. As this type of researcher becomes more involved in the ICAC’s tasks, they may become an assigned researcher. The Institute is also able to count on the collaboration of specialists of recognised prestige who, as visiting researchers, participate in specific research activities or the advanced training courses.

Trainee Researchers

Trainee researchers come to the ICAC through public research calls (from the Ministry, the Catalan Government, etc.) or directly through the ICAC’s own calls.

  • Through the position of predoctoral researcher, the Institute aims to foster the training of research staff. They carry out their research mainly within the framework of one or more projects approved by the Institute.
  • The ICAC offers grants to students of the advanced training programme it co-organises with URV and UAB universities. The aim of these grants is to initiate students into the research field and to allow them to work with the Institute’s research teams.