Stays programme

Incipit keeps an active stays programme, which every year receives many people from various countries and fields. People who stay at Incipit are guests, which means that they carry out some research work at Incipit during an agreed period, but they are not members of Incipit or receive any wages from it.

Stays are suitable for senior or trainee researchers as well as people seeking to further their experience and skills towards professional development.

Benefits of staying at Incipit

Staying at Incipit will allow you to work next to various experts in cultural heritage within ongoing projects and share your expertise with them as you learn new perspectives, techniques, and approaches.

In addition, you will be able to participate in the many events that take place at Incipit, such as research talks, seminars, working groups or Red Incipit. In general, Incipit provides assistance, basic infrastructures and supervision during the stay.

How to stay at Incipit

Anybody can in principle make a stay at Incipit, from undergraduate students to senior researchers. To do this, you need to find someone at Incipit who is willing to supervise you and submit a formal application. If this is accepted, you will need to travel to Santiago de Compostela, find lodging, and come to work at Incipit for the duration of your stay according o the work plan that you agree with your supervisor.

The steps to follow are these:

  1. Find someone at Incipit who can supervise you. We recommend that this person works in a field that is of interest to you, and that your work plan has points in common with their research. You can look at the staff directory to explore what research lines each person is developing. You can also write to them to ask if they would be interested in receiving a stay and arrange a working plan together with them.
  2. Apply. Please contact Elena Cabrejas at and ask them to start an application. Fill in and return the forms that they send you and wait for your application to resolve.
  3. Organise your trip to Santiago de Compostela. Travel, lodging, and local expenses during your stay are your responsibility, although we suggest that you seek external funding. Incipit can help you in this search through support letters or other mechanisms. If you need help or suggestions to find lodging, ask your supervisor.
  4. Agree your starting day and time with your supervisor. If you need help to find Incipit’s location, ask your supervisor or look at the Contact page.
  5. Your supervisor, or someone else on whom they delegate, will show you your workstation and will give you the necessary instructions to carry out your tasks during your stay. From this momento on, you will be able to use the facilities at Incipit and participate in any events or activities that take place.
  6. At the end of your stay, you will be asked to provide an assessment report, and you will need to make arrangements with your supervisor to address any pending issues or anything that needs future collaboration.

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If you need additional information or have any questions about stays, please write to Elena Cabrejas at