The British-Spanish Society Scholarship Policy
How to apply for a scholarship
Applications, either direct or via an academic sponsor, should be made by 31 January 2014 to the Grants Secretary of the Society via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a completed application form
- a scanned copy of your passport or identification card
- a scanned copy of your letter of acceptance from your academic institution
- letter/s of reference from an academic sponsor
Note: In considering the strength of applications for BritishSpanish Society scholarships, apart from considering whether they conform with the objects of the Society, one factor that may be taken into account will be the relevance of candidates’ applications to the work of our Principal Supporters. Candidates may want to reflect on how best to present their applications with reference to our Supporters’ websites, and should feel free to indicate if they feel their application is especially suited to the interests of a particular Supporter.
Applicants for grants should consider the following:
1. Applicants must be United Kingdom or Spanish nationals who are or will be engaged in university studies at postgraduate level that have some connection with bilateral links and relationships between the United Kingdom and Spain in any field of academic interest.
2. Applicants may be undergraduates in their final year, or be postgraduates seeking, for example, to extend existing qualifications or to carry forward research already initiated.
3. Students should already have been accepted at the University of their choice and be able to produce written confirmation of this (a scanned copy of your acceptance letter is sufficient).
4. The Society’s aim is to provide support for a course or research project which would not be possible without this additional funding.
5. Inconsidering applications the Council will take into account whether they conform with the objects of the Society, which is a non-political organization whose aim is: ‘to promote friendship and understanding among the peoples of the United Kingdom and Spain through knowledge of each other’s customs, institutions, history and way of life’.
6. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a short article on their research and experiences for publication in the Society’s La Revista.
7. Details of the benefactors that very generously support our programme can be found on the BritishSpanish Society website. Their representatives will be involved in the acceptance of candidates.
8. Grants can include allowances for research materials, travel, academic fees and, where appropriate, accommodation. Each grant will be of the order of £4,500, with a likely maximum of £5,000.
9. Applications can be submitted from 1st November 2013 (in the first instance to the Grants Secretary) until the closing date for applications 31st January 2014. It is intended that the five main scholarships (one for each Principal Supporter) will be awarded in May 2014 at a reception at the Spanish Embassy inLondon which successful candidates will be required to attend.
Please click here to download the application form. Please note only applications completed using the application form will be accepted and should be accompanied by a personal covering letter from the applicant, along with name(s) of referees and proof of nationality.