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Office of the Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer



The University of Alicante (UA) and its governing board have placed their trust in me to coordinate the research and transfer policies of our University. This is a great responsibility and I am proud  to relead again the R&D policies after seven and a half years of parentheses in which I have been in charge of different responsibilities at the UA. Together with the current rector, Manuel Palomar during his time as responsible for this office, I had the opportunity to work on the implementation of different projects that today are an example to follow, such as policies to promote technology-based companies (EBT), the creation of units such as the Office of International Project Management (OGPI), the Innovation Unit or the Science Park Foundation. Initiatives that have served to make the University of Alicante a reference in research and knowledge transfer.

In this new stage I will promote new actions that I believe have room for improvement and which have not been addressed in its full breadth. I hope that my time in charge will serve to lay the foundations for a new impetus, necessary for research and knowledge transfer.

The research structures of our university, such as university research institutes, research groups or technology-based companies, deserve transparent and effective R&D policies that free up from bureaucracy, and also to put at their disposal all management structures to facilitate the day-to-day application and project management, creation of EBTs, etc.

I can only be proud of the research services available in our University. I am convinced that teamwork will allow us to improve their results for the benefit of research, the University of Alicante and society.


Rafael Muñoz Guillena

Vice President of Research and Knowledge Transfer



Due to the exceptional situation arising from the measures taken to combat the spread of COVID 19, this office will carry out all its activity in a non-presential basis from the 16th of march until further notice. Any communication or request may be made through our institutional mail: or through electronic administration UACloud.

We apologise for the inconvenience.



Bases of the urgent call of the Social Council of the UA for the promotion of R&D to reactivate the post-COVID-19 tourism sector


The purpose of this call is to regulate the 2020 concession procedure of the urgent call for financial aid of the Social Council of the University of Alicante managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Knowledge Transfer, for social innovation projects led by UA teaching and research staff providing immediate responses that allow the revival of the tourism sector.


Proposals must include research and social innovation projects that present the immediate development and implementation of, among others, technological applications, products, services, models and good practices from any field of knowledge and multidisciplinarity. When the implementation of the projects affects people, they should consider the possible gender impact, as well as the inclusion of functional diversity. They should also consider the possible environmental impact. In both cases, corrective measures must be anticipated.


The financial aid granted under this call will be financed with contributions from the Social Council, the Office of the Vice President for Social Responsibility, Inclusion and Equality (UA Social Lab), the University Institute for Tourist Research, Gasterra, the Chair of Tourist Studies Pedro Zaragoza Orts, the Vectalia Chair of Mobility and the Chair of Social Responsibility, both from the UA and business patronage.


The maximum amount destined to finance the subsidies of this subprogram will be 100,000 euros according to budget availability.


See full resolution here

UA resolution on the application of RDL 11/2020 by adopting urgent complementary measures in the Social and Economic field to deal with COVID-19 in relation to actions financed by its own institutional program to promote


Resolution, 3 March 2020 of the University of Alicante on the application of Royal Decree Law 11/2020 of March 31, which adopts urgent complementary measures in the Social and Economic field to deal with COVID-19 as regards to the actions financed by the own institutional program for the promotion of R&D


Juan Gil Albert Grants for Research


The Juan Gil-Albert Institute, with the aim of contributing to the development of research in the province of Alicante, announces financial aids for research 2020

The deadline for submission: 15 july 2020


Grants for Scientific Research Teams SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19


This call for research grants maintains the disciplinary perspectives characteristic of the BBVA Foundation's knowledge promotion program, developed in the last two decades, ranging from biomedicine to the humanities. Exceptionally, in correspondence with the current context, this call gives projects a specific formal object: the different facets of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, prioritizing basic research, but without neglecting some areas of applied knowledge.

The areas that are the subject of this call are Biomedicine, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Ecology and Veterinary Science, Economics and Social Sciences and the Humanities.


The distribution of aid in each of the areas of this call and its allocation will be as follows:


Biomedicine (“Biomed-COVID-19”): 4 grants of up to 250,000 gross euros each will be awarded.


Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (“Data-IA-COVID-19”): 4 grants of up to 150,000 gross euros each will be awarded.


Ecology and Veterinary ("Eco-Vet-COVID-19"): 4 grants of up to € 100,000 gross each will be awarded.


Economics and Social Sciences (“Socioecon-COVID-19”): 4 grants of up to € 100,000 gross each will be awarded.


Humanities (“Human-COVID-19”): 4 grants of up to 75,000 gross euros each will be awarded.


For any questions or queries, please contact:


Deadline: 30 june 2020



University of Alicante urgent Call against COVID-19

It has been published in the BOUA the bases for an urgent call to deal with COVID-19 aimed at funding COVID19 research projects , in accordance with the principles of social need, emergency and efficiency given the general interest. The FUND – COVID19 by the University of Alicante will finance an amount of 90,000 euros.

Application deadline April 8, 2020 at 14 h.


Bases of the call

Corrigendum to the call

Annex I memorandum Covid-19

Resolution of concession

Thirteenth additional provision RD 11/2020 of 31 March extending temporary contracts of research personnel funding from public calls for human resources in the field of research


On 1 April 2020, the following additional provision of RD 11/2020 of 31 March has been published extending temporary contracts of research personnel funding from public calls for human resources in the field of research



Thirteenth additional provision. Rules applicable to employment contracts signed from the financing of public calls for human resources in the field of research and the integration of contracted staff into the National Health System.


1. Entities which have entered into fixed-term employment contracts from funding from calls for human resources aid by state science system funding agents, Technology and Innovation, under any working modality and within the framework of Law 14/2011, of June 12, on Science, Technology and Innovation, may extend the validity of the same under the conditions provided for in this additional provision, only when it is a year or less to the completion of the corresponding employment contracts.

2. The extension of the contracts may be agreed for the duration of the alarm status and its extensions linked to the health emergency caused by the COVID-19, as provided for in RD 463/2020 of 14 March, declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19. For justified reasons, contracts may be extended for up to three months in addition to the duration of the alarm status and its extensions.

 In addition, where contracts have been suspended to enable contracted persons to be integrated into the National Health System to address contingencies arising from the health emergency caused by COVID-19, the suspension time shall be added to the one set out in the preceding paragraph.

3. In any event, the total duration of the employment contract and its eventual extension may exceed the maximum time limits laid down in Law 14/2011 of 1 June.

4. The extension of employment contracts shall require the conclusion of the corresponding agreement between the procuring entity and the personnel employed, prior to the expected date of termination of the contract.

5. The labour and social costs arising from such an extension shall be financed from the budgets of the body, body or convening entity, under the same economic conditions as the corresponding call. The holders of the higher and managing boards, presidents and directors of the boards are authorized to make the necessary budgetary changes and variations to give rise to such financing, including those carried out from remnants of the treasury, as well as the re-settling of the corresponding expenditure files.

6. The boards and entities may issue the decisions which are necessary to adapt the conditions laid down in their corresponding calls for aid provided for in this RD by law, being able to modify by them the conditions and deadlines of the execution and justification of the aid, as well as any issues that could affect the proper development of the contracts in their different modalities and other concepts of expenditure because of the alarm status and the application of the provided in this provision.

More info

Urgent call for research projects on SARS-COV-2 and COVID19 disease



Form and deadline of submission:

1. The interested parties shall submit the proposals by email to the address: using the template that can be downloaded from the website of the Carlos III Institute of Health (

2. All information may be published throughout the processing of this call on this website and/or at the ISCIII website published.

3. The deadline for submission of proposals will start on 19 March 2020 and shall remain open until the termination of the funds for COVID19 which will to be communicated.

4. Send a copy of the application proposal submitted to and
Any data you need  of the proposals or clarification about the call, you can contact the following email:

More information about this call

Comunicación sobre los plazos administrativos de la AEI a los beneficiarios y solicitantes de sus ayudas en relación con la crisis sanitaria ocasionada por el COVID -19


Se interrumpen los plazos administrativos de los actos y procedimientos derivados de las convocatorias gestionadas por la Agencia Estatal de Investigación

Real decreto 463/2020

Premios de investigación y estudios Antonio Dionis Soler 2020

La Fundación de Estudios Financieros (FEF) con el fin de estimular y reconocer la labor de investigación y estudio en el ámbito de los Mercados Financieros, la Economía, las Finanzas y las Instituciones y Entidades que prestan Servicios Financieros, convoca los "Premios de Investigación y Estudios Antonio Dionis Soler 2020 de la Fundación de Estuidos Financieros"

El plazo de presentación de los trabajos va del 1 de abril al 27 de julio de 2020

Bases de los premios



Video realizado por el servicio de informática para presentar las nuevas aplicaciones


The purpose of this call is to regulate 2019th concession procedure, under the principle of publicity, objectivity and competitive competition, of the different types of financial aids that include the program of the Vice-Rectorate for Research and Knowledge Transfer aimed at promoting scientific research, technological development and innovation at the University of Alicante.

This  program includes six lines of action:

1. Incorporation and training of research and technical personnel.

2. Competitive research.

3. Internationalization.

4. Scientific-technological infrastructures.

5. Dissemination of research.

6. Actions of public-private collaboration regarding transfer of knowledge.

The State Research Agency publishes a calendar of opening and resolution of calls for R&D


The State Agency of Investigation (AEI) has published for the first time a calendar with the dates of opening and resolution of calls for 2019 and 2020 of the current State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020.



Professor Lluís Montoliu Workshop, Ethics and integrity in scientific research


In the following link you can access the presentation of the lecture given by Professor Lluís Montoliu, doctor in Biology and scientific researcher of the CSIC in the National Center of Biotechnology,  "Ethics and integrity in scientific research" on May 10, 2019.

Ethics and integrity in scientific research



En el siguiente enlace, podrá consultar y descargar la presentación impartida por el profesor Salustiano Mato sobre el nuevo sexenio de transferencia.


Vídeo de la conferencia



The University of Alicante has joined the agreement on Openness on Animal Research, promoted by the Federation of Scientific Societies in Spain (COSCE), with the collaboration of the European Association of Research Animals (EARA), and launched the 20th September 2016.

Institutional statement





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