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The BritishSpanish Society Scholarship Programme has been empowering knowledge and culture for more than 10 years by supporting more than 65 cutting-edge post-graduate projects in fields as diverse as medicine, urban planning, engineering, linguistics, literature, physics, architecture, marine archeology and music. In so doing, the BritishSpanish Society and its awarded candidates have helped to  promote individual and institutional links between the United Kingdom and Spain.


Additionally, the British Spanish Society is pleased to join the UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS and Iberian and Latin American Studies Series to support research in Hispanic Studies and to provide a channel among researchers, academia and the Society. This is a unique opportunity for researchers to win a prestigious prize and for their thesis to be considered for publication by an established university press with strong links in Hispanic Studies. For full details and application forms, please visit the ‘how to apply’ section.

6 June 2019 saw the 12th BrisithSpanish Society Scholarship Awards Ceremony, kindly hosted by His Excellency the Spanish Ambassador Mr Carlos Bastarreche, Honorary President of the BritishSpanish Society.


Please read on to view the profiles of the 2019 Scholarship Programme awardees. To view the profile of all our previous awardees and information on their research projects, please click on the following links:

Scholarship Awards 2019

Mr Philip Paddack, BBVA UK Country Manager, presented the BBVA Scholarship Award 2019 to Marta IBÁÑEZ AZCONA, Master Degree in Data Mining and Business Intelligence at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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Mr Ian Temperton, Plastic Energy Chief Investment Officer, presented Plastic Energy Scholarship Award 2019 to Alejandro AVILA SIERRA, PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
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Mr Albert Coll Caballe, Banco Sabadell Corporate Affairs Director, presented the Fundación Banco Sabadell Scholarship Award 2019 to Celia REDONDO PEDREGAL, Msc Music Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Mr Manroop Khela, Santander Universities Head of Transformation and CEO’s Office, presented the Santander Universities Humanities Award 2019 to Ernesto OYARBIDE MAGAÑA, DPhil in History at the University of Oxford.
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Santander Universities Medicine Award was presented to Sheila BARRIOS ESTEBAN, doctorate programme Development and Research of Medicines at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and the University of Nottingham.
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Mr Christian Kern, Telefónica Investor Relations Director, presented the Telefónica Scholarship Award 2019 to Virginia Natalia CIRIANO TEJEL, PhD in Physics at the London Centre of Nanotechnology.
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Dr Marian Jiménez-Riesco, BSS Trustee and Charity Scholarships Programme Coordinator presented the BritishSpanish Society Scholarship Award 2019 to Blanca GÓMEZ GARCÍA, PhD in Hispanic Studies at University College London (UCL).
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Congratulations to all candidates and thank you very much to all applicants.


If you wish to sponsor a Charity Scholarship Award, for more information contact:

Ms Maria Soriano, BSS Development Secretary,