The aim is to promote excellence in the training of new graduates and employability with the company for young people
Iberdrola offers over 75 scholarships and research grants in five countries
- This year, the group will earmark around 2.5 million euros for its International Scholarship and Research Grants Programme, to be awarded to Spanish, British, American, Mexican and Brazilian students
Iberdrola has launched two new calls for applications for scholarships and research grants for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the goal of promoting excellence in training the upcoming generations and employability with the company in strategic areas such as renewable energy, which will play a key role in fighting climate change.
This year, the company plans to award a total of 75 grants to Spanish, British, American, Mexican and Brazilian students, for which it will earmark around 2.5 million euros.
To date, thanks to Iberdrola's firm commitment to education, more than 850 young people have studied on master's and postgraduate courses and carried out research at prestigious international universities.
In this latest call, Iberdrola is offering a total of 55 scholarships for master's degrees to graduates and final year students in Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Mexico and Brazil, for an investment of over €2 million.
Through this initiative, Iberdrola wants to promote the professional qualification of young people in areas of knowledge such as engineering, smart grids, electric vehicles, renewable energies, sustainability, energy storage, computing, information technologies, big data and cybersecurity.
The enrolment process for this new call for applications opens today and will remain open until 29 March. Interested parties can learn about the conditions and fill in the application form on Iberdrola's corporate website (https://www.iberdrola.com/home) in the People and Talent section.
To select the candidates, in addition to their academic record and languages, other factors, such as their curriculum vitae, the interest of their research project and reference letters, will be taken into account. After passing the pre-selection stage, the company will conduct a personal interview with the candidates in order to evaluate their personal situation, overall education and motivation.
An additional incentive of Iberdrola's call for scholarships is the possibility of undertaking an internship with the company.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in Spain
Iberdrola plans to award 20 new scholarships to Spanish students or residents for master's degrees in Spain, the United Kingdom or the United States during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Those who are selected will be able to study at top class universities, both national and international, including Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universidad de Salamanca, Universidad de Zaragoza, University of Connecticut, University of Edinburgh, University of Stratchclyde and University of Rochester.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and an additional annual grant for transport and accommodation expenses worth between €10,800 and €24,000 will be awarded, depending on whether the master's course is in Spain, the United Kingdom or the United States. In the latter of these countries, a travel scholarship of €1,500 will be added to cover the cost of a round-trip transatlantic flight.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in the United Kingdom
As part of its International Scholarship Programme, Iberdrola also offers a total of 14 scholarships in Britain to students who are British citizens or residents for the 2019-2020 academic year.
In this call, applicants will be able to study at prestigious British centres such as the University of Edinburgh; Heriot-Watt University; Strathclyde University; Glasgow University; Glasgow Caledonian University; Liverpool University; Liverpool John Moores University; Bangor University; Wrexham Glyndwr University and the University of East Anglia.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and will award £14,400 per year to cover expenses.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in the United States
Iberdrola plans to award 10 new scholarships for master's degrees in the United States during the 2019-2020 academic year. These grants are intended for students who are United States citizens or residents.
The candidates selected for these grants will be able to complete their formation in such prestigious educational centres as: Binghamton University; Clarkson University; Cornell University; Fairfield University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Oregon Institute of Technology; Oregon State University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Tufts University; University of Buffalo; University of Connecticut; University of Maine; University of Massachusetts; University of Oregon; University of Rochester; Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Yale University.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and will provide US$1,200 per month for the months the master's degree is being studied.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in Mexico
Iberdrola is also offering six scholarships to students who are Mexican citizens or residents to cover postgraduate studies in Mexico for the period 2019-2020. These scholarships, which were awarded in last year's call, are valid for two academic years.
Those selected in 2018 have had the opportunity to carry out their studies in seven campuses of excellence: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas; Universidad Panamericana; Universidad de Anáhuac; Universidad Humanitas and Universidad Iberoamericana.
The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and includes up to 25,000 pesos per month for living expenses, transportation and accommodation, depending on the place of residence of the selected student and the location of the master's degree.
Scholarships for Master's Studies in Brazil
As part of its International Scholarship Programme, Iberdrola also offers a total of five scholarships to students who are Brazilian citizens or residents for postgraduate studies in Spain or the United Kingdom for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Those who are selected will be able to study either in Spain -Universidad Carlos III de Madrid,Universidad de Zaragoza,Universidad del País Vasco,Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,Universidad Politécnica de Valencia or Universidad Pontificia de Comillas or in the United Kingdom: Imperial College in London, Cambridge University, University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow University, Liverpool University and Strathclyde University.
In addition to the tuition and assistance with the airfare, the scholarship will provide 18,960 reais per year to cover transport and accommodation costs in the United Kingdom and 10,800 reais per year in the case of Spain.
Research grants in Spain
In addition, this year Fundación Iberdrola España will support up to 20 research projects at research centres or universities in Spain.
The enrolment process for this new call for applications opens today and will remain open until 29 March. Interested parties can learn about the conditions and fill in the application form on the Fundación Iberdrola España website.
With these grants, the company is seeking to promote research in areas related with energy and environmental sustainability. A new feature for this academic year is innovation in access to modern forms of energy and the fight against climate change to overcome poverty and promote human development.
Applicants will have to be assessed by the team and by the centre where the research is to be conducted. Each grant will be worth a maximum of €20,000 per project and will last for one year.
This initiative is based on Iberdrola's commitment to strengthening ties between private enterprise and the research community, as well as its support for technological development with a view to tackling the energy transition.
Iberdrola-Fulbright and Fundación Carolina scholarships
In addition to the calls already mentioned, Fundación Iberdrola España is collaborating with the scholarships from other institutions.
For example, the Fulbright Commission has once again announced the Iberdrola-Fulbright scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year as part of its international academic offering. Students wishing to apply can read about all the conditions that apply to the call and submit their applications via the www.fulbright.es website before 11 April.
Again with the support of Fundación Iberdrola España, the Fundación Carolina will be granting 14 scholarships for master's level studies in areas linked to energy and environment at Spanish universities. These scholarships are aimed at students from Mexico and Brazil. Those wishing to apply can read about all the conditions that apply to the call and submit their applications via the www.fundacioncarolina.es website by 7 March.
The Scholarship Programme also includes grants for training and research at the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao. These grants will enable future experts to complete their training at the highest possible level by taking part in the conservation and restoration schemes run by these institutions.
As part of its commitment to the territories where it has operations, Iberdrola supports the creation and sharing of knowledge in order to help train a generation of highly-skilled professionals and find them their first job.
With its International Scholarship Programme and Research Grants, Iberdrola is contributing to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030, which are included in its company strategy. With these grants, the company is focusing its efforts on meeting goals number 13 (climate action), 7 (affordable and clean energy) and quality education (goal 4).
Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities by market capitalisation. The group is present in numerous countries and supplies energy to over 100 million people mainly in Spain, the United Kingdom (Scottish Power), the USA (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia) and Mexico. With a workforce of 34,000 and assets in excess of €110 billion, it posted revenues of over €31.263 billion and a net profit of €2.804 billion in 2017.
Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, offering the most advanced products and services to its customers. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to the fight against climate change and for sustainability.