The Palarq Foundation is a privately owned, non-for-profit organization created with the purpose of financing Spanish Archaeological and Human Paleontology missions outside of Europe. The area of research comprises from the paleontology era to the prehistorical epochs and the historical-monument relevant eras in general.


Collaboration agreement with Atapuerca Foundation.

Project: “Cradle of Humanity, Valley of the Rif” – Eritrea (2 campaigns)

Institution: Atapuerca Foundation

Directors: Dr. Eudald Carbonell, Dr. Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro

Collaboration Agreement Archaeological Project of Shooting, Lebanon, Pompeu Fabra University

(2 campaigns).

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Laboratori d’Arqueologia

Director: Dra. Mª Eugenia Aubet

Project: “Utica, the Phoenician-Punic city” – Tunisia
Institution: University of Almería
Director: Dr. José Luis López Castro

Project: “Spanish Archaeological Mission, Human Origins in the Olduvai Gorge” – Tanzania

(2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Center d’Estudis del Patrimoni Arq. De la Prehistòria

Director: Dr. Rafael Mora Torcal

Project: “Archaeological project in Sluguilla Lawaj” – Western Sahara
Institution: University of Girona
Director: Dr. Helena Ventura Almeda

Project: “Rock art and archeology in the lower Drâa” – Morocco
Institution: UNED
Director: Dr. Martí Mas Cornellà

Project: “ABERIGUA, Archeology of cultural contact and Spanish colonialism in the Marianas Islands” – Western Pacific (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Director: Dr. Sandra Montón Subías

Project: “Oxirrinco archaeological excavation (El-Bahnasa)” – Egypt

(2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Barcelona

Directors: Dr. Josep Padró i Parcerissa, Dr. Esther Pons Mellado

Project: “Archaeological research in Toetihuacan” – Mexico
Institution: University of Barcelona
Director: Dr. Natalia Moragas Segura

Project: “Perceramic Neolithic Site A and B – Kharaysin” – Zarqa, Jordan (2 campaigns)

Institution: Institución Milá y Fontanals, CSIC – Barcelona

Director: Dr. Juan José Ibáñez

Project: “Archaeological Mission in Luxor” – Egypt (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of La Laguna

Director: Dr. Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo

Project: “Termez en Bactriana” – Uzbekistan

Institution: University of Barcelona

Director: Dr. Josep Mª Gurt Esparraguera

Project: “The sonorous landscape and rock art of the Santa Teresa Canyon, Baja California” – Mexico

Institution: University of Barcelona

Director: Dr. Margarita Díaz Andreu

Project: “Qubbet el-Hawa, Aswan” – Egypt

Institution: University of Jaén

Director: Dr. Alejandro Jiménez Serrano

Project: “Geo-archaeological research in Cuevas Mortuorias de Tamaulipas” – Mexico (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Córdoba

Director: Dr. José Antonio Caro Gómez

Project: “Tell Lashkry” – Irbil, Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan) (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Directors: Dr. Miquel Molist Montaña, Dr. Anna Mª Gómez Bach

Project: “Al Madam” – Emirate of Sharjah

Institution: Autonomous University of Madrid

Director: Dr. Carmen del Cerro Linares

Project: “Nahal Efe Project” – Israel (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Cantabria

Directors: Dr. Angel Armendáriz Gutiérrez, Prof. Ferran Borrell

Project: “Archaeological project in Somaliland” – Somalia (2 campaigns)

Institution: Institute of Heritage Sciences (INCIPIT), CSIC, Santiago de Compostela

Director: Dr. Alfredo González-Ruibal

Project: “Spanish Mission in Heracleópolis Magna (Ehnasya el-Medina)” – Beni Suef, Egypt (2 campaigns)

Institution: Asoc. Cooperation and Protection of the Historical and Artistic Archaeological Heritage (ACOPHIA) / National Archaeological Museum

Director: Dr. Mª del Carmen Pérez Die

Project: “Perdurations, continuity and rupture. New realities of inequality in the central Ecuadorian coast (16th-17th centuries): archaeological indicators and environmental transformations “- Manabí, Ecuador

Institution: University of Alcalá
Directors: Dr. Manuel Castro Priego, Dr. Lauro Olmo Enciso

Project: “Study of man-environment interaction in the population processes of the Rimac Valley” – Lima, Peru (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of A Coruña

Director: Dr Jorge Sanjurjo Sánchez

Project: “Evolution of human settlement during the Quaternary in Eastern Morocco: Aïn Beni Mathar” – Guefaït (province of Jerada) – Morocco (2 campaigns)

Institution: Institut Català de Paleontologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES)

Directors: Dr. Robert Sala i Ramos, Dr. Maria Gema Chacón Navarro

Project: “Swahili trade on the North Coast of Mozambique” – Mozambique (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Director: Dra. Marisa Ruiz-Gálvez Priego

Project: “The Middle Kingdom Theban Project: Archaeological, epigraphic and restoration expedition of the UAH for the documentation and publication of the tombs of the 11th Dynasty and the Middle Kingdom in Thebes, Luxor – Egypt (2 campaigns)
Institution: University of Alcalá
Director: Prof. Antonio Morales Rondán

Project: “Djehuty” – Dra Abu el-Naga – Luxor

Institution: CSIC

Director: Dr. José Manuel Galán Allué

Project: “La Blanca, Chilonche (Petén)” – Guatemala (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Valencia

Directors: Dr. Cristina Vidal Lorenzo, Dr. Gaspar Muñoz Cosme

Project: “Archaeological Project in Tell El Far-Ah” – West Bank (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of A Coruña

Director: Dr. Juan Luis Montero Fenollós

Project: “Olduvai”
Institution: IDEA, University of Alcalá, Regional Archaeological Museum of the Community of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid
Directors: Dr. Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Dr. Enrique Baquedano Pérez

Project: “The Lower Galilee and Akko Bay, Tire” – Lebanon

Institution: Universitat Pompeu Fabra

José Mª Martín García

Project: “Sela Field” – Jordan (2 campaigns)

Institution: University of Barcelona

Director: Dra. Rocío Da Riva

Project: Exhibition “Mayas, The enigma of the lost cities”
Institution: MARC, Archaeological Museum of Alicante
Director: Mr. Josep Albert Cortés i Garrido

Project: “Tabla Dalmau”
Institution: MNAC, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Director: Mr. Pepe Serra i Villalba

Project: “La Puntilla, Nasca. Social practices and production of social life in the formative horizons (Paracas) of the Costa del Sur “- Ica, Peru (2 campaigns)

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Pedro V. Castro Martínez

Project: “Archaeological project in Khirbet Rabud” – Palestine

Institution: University of A Coruña

Director: Dr. Juan Luis Montero Fenollós

Project: “SIKAIT Project. Archaeological Research of the Eastern Desert “- Egypt

Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Director: Dr. Joan Oller Guzmán


The Evaluation Committee examines all the requests it receives and, based on the quality of the information received and the fit of the project in the objectives and values of the Foundation, it decides:

  • To assist it partially or totally.
  • Postpone the decision, asking for a deeper study.
  • Reject the request.

Once the decision has been made, the responsible person will be contacted by the Foundation to communicate the result of the process and the steps to follow, if the request is not ruled out.


Call Opening 2018, send application and documentation from March 8 to July 25, 2018.

In the following link you can download the document to apply for the grant: