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The Fundación IBERDROLA Issues Call For Applications For Its Second Scholarship Programme For Postgraduate Studies In Spain


Study subjects will be linked to the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development


  • These scholarships are intended for Spanish, British and U.S. university graduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies

  • The Fundación IBERDROLA will pay the registration fees in full and recipients will also be paid EURO 10,800 over the course of a nine-month period

Following the success of the first edition last year, the Fundación IBERDROLA has announced the second call for applications to its Energy and Environment Scholarships Scheme for postgraduate studies in Spain.

For the 2011/2012 academic year, the Fundación IBERDROLA is offering 25 scholarships for postgraduate studies linked to eight areas of knowledge: renewable energies, sustainable energy system, environment and biodiversity, clean carbon technologies, emissions management and carbon capture, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles and smart grids.

These scholarships are open to graduates and students in the final year of their studies, of Spanish, British or U.S. nationality.  This initiative by the Fundación IBERDROLA reflects the multinational nature of the Group, which has its main business activities in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In granting these scholarships, the Fundación IBERDROLA will pay the full registration fees, as well as EURO 10,800 to each student, divided in nine monthly payments between October 2011 and June 2012.

In selecting the beneficiaries, the institution will value, among other issues, knowledge of languages and the student's willingness to travel. Preference will be given to those applying to study the postgraduate degree in a different region to that where they have obtained their first degree.

The details of the scholarship scheme run by the Fundación IBERDROLA can be viewed on the website (see link below) which contains information on the requirements that are necessary in order to be eligible for these scholarships as well as how to apply.  The call for applications will remain open until 15th February and the decision will be issued in mid June.

This initiative is part of the Fundación IBERDROLA's Steering Plan for 2010-2014. As well as striving to enhance the quality of life of people in the territories where the Company operates, the plan also works towards professional excellence as one of its key focuses, with a view to the necessary transformation of the energy and economic models.

About the Fundación IBERDROLA

The Fundación IBERDROLA, with Ignacio Galán as its Founding Trustee and Manuel Marín in the role of Chairman, focuses its activity in three main spheres of action: progress towards a sustainable energy model, cultural development in the countries where IBERDROLA operates and cooperation towards development and solidarity.

As well as the Energy and Environment Scholarships Programme, the Fundación is also involved in various projects for the conservation of historic-artistic heritage. Some of the highlights among these are the Atlantic Romanesque Heritage Restoration Programme, which aims to restore 33 Romanesque temples located in the vicinity of the rivers Duero and Támega, and the sponsorship of the Prado National Museum Restoration Programme.

The Fundación IBERDROLA also carries out various activities in the field of biodiversity conservation and support for young researchers in R&D programmes, as well as initiatives involving cooperation and contribution towards development, such as the Energy for Solidarity grants scheme.