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Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Digital Humanities

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The International Society for Hispanic Digital Humanities (HDH) and the BBVA Foundation jointly announce the second edition of the International Society for Hispanic Digital Humanities. The aim is to recognise contributions that, based on innovation, creativity, originality, and scientific rigour in the field of Digital Humanities, use information technologies or other advanced techniques, tools, computational methodologies, and automation processes, or are related to the digital ecosystem, and have a high capacity to advance the knowledge produced in the humanities disciplines.

The award is geared toward researchers in Digital Humanities whose research work has been defended in Spanish and at a Spanish university, regardless of their nationality and place of residence.

In this call, a single prize of 3,000 euros (gross) will be awarded to the best doctoral thesis defended in 2021.

All necessary documentation relating to this award will be sent in digital format to the e-mail address: [email protected] from November 7th, 2022 to 2pm (Spanish peninsular time) on January 31st, 2023.

Terms, conditions e application forms are available on the BBVA Foundation’s website.

V Call CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO) - Santander Enrolment Grants 2022/23

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The San Pablo CEU University Foundation and the three CEU Universities (CEU San Pablo University, CEU Cardenal Herrera University and CEU Abat Oliba University), promote research activity as an essential pillar of their educational model and are committed to academic excellence, all through the CEU International Doctoral School.

Thanks to the sponsorship of Santander, and by virtue of the current Collaboration Agreement between this entity and CEU, the aim is to promote doctoral studies, rewarding academic performance, in accordance with the following rules.

Enrolment grants are offered for each of CEINDO’s official doctoral programmes by CEINDO – Santander SCHOLARSHIPS to reward academic performance. The doctoral programmes are:

  • PhD in Health, Science and Technology.
  • PhD in Composition, History and Technique in Architecture and Urbanism.
  • PhD in Social Communication.
  • PhD in Law and Economics.
  • PhD in Humanities for the Contemporary World.
  • PhD in Engineering and Technological Development in Industrial, Biomedical and Computational Applications.
  • PhD in Translational Medicine.

Ramón Areces Foundation Grants

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The Ramón Areces Foundation aims to promote scientific and technical research in Spain, as well as education and culture. This pioneering institution in our country which, since its inception, has maintained its firm support for scientific research as a driving force for progress and modernity.

VII Call CEINDO-Santander Transfer Grant 21/22

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The CEU San Pablo University Foundation, along with the Universities of CEU San Pablo, CEU Cardenal Herrera, and CEU Abat Oliba, are committed to the training and development of its doctoral students. Short stays at recognized foreign centers are an essential component of the program, and, as such, are actively encouraged and supported by CEINDO’s transfer and internship program.

Thanks to the patronage of Banco Santander, and by virtue of the current Collaboration Agreement between this bank and the CEU, the mobility of CEINDO doctoral students is supported through the granting of financial aid for short international internships.

Grants - José Luis de Oriol-Catalina de Urquijo Research Promotion Foundation

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The José Luis de Oriol-Catalina de Urquijo Foundation for Research Promotion announces six grants for the completion of doctoral theses in the fields of Philosophy and Humanities, Theology, and Social and Legal Sciences.

Preferential criteria in the application process will be the following:

a) Completed undergraduate studies in the four academic years immediately prior to the date of application.
b) Born after the 1st of January, 1995.
c) Not having received any other postgraduate grants.

Call for Training Grants for young Researchers CEU-Santander 2020/21

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The CEU Universities have launched the call for “Training Grants for Young Researchers CEU-Santander”, which aims to hire researchers in training to carry out activities related to their doctoral programmes and to support research projects from the CEU Universities.

These grants are part of the CEU Universities’ Strategic Research Plan, which aims to improve the competitiveness of research teams and strategic lines of research.

Applications should be submitted to:

Carolina Foundation Grants

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The Carolina Foundation is an institution that promotes cultural relations and cooperation in the educational and scientific fields. Its presence is in Spain and the rest of the world, especially the Ibero-American Community of Nations countries.

The PhD grants are aimed at promoting the achievement of doctorates among the teaching staff in Latin American universities associated with the Carolina Foundation.

Universities or educational institutions in Latin America associated with the Foundation are eligible to apply to the Carolina Foundation for a grant that will lead to the academic degree of doctor. These grants are based on a system of co-financing, set out in bilateral educational cooperation agreements, inspired primarily by the principle of equal opportunities. A doctoral programme can be taken at Spanish universities that have signed an agreement with the Carolina Foundation.

All the detailed information is available on the Carolina Foundation website,