Frecuently Asked Questions
Who may apply for the Fundacion Iberdrola Research Grants?
Fundacion Iberdrola Research Grants’ are focussed to develop research studies within Spain and researchers must be Spanish.
Do I have to be a university graduate or can I apply for the grant without having a university qualification?
The minimum qualification required is a Graduate Degree.
Registration is done on-line but how do I send the rest of the documents?
The documentation required has to be enclosed using the on-line form. At the end of the form you will find different parts where including each document.
I made a mistake when filling in the form. How can I correct it?
You can modify your form using your ID card number, your password and the registration code you have received, but make sure you use upper and lower case letters. Once you have sent your application, you can correct any information although you must remember to SAVE the section you have changed and RE-SEND your application from the DOCUMENTS section.
How should I fill in the form?
The order in which to fill in the tabs is as follows:
- Personal details.
- Programme Information or Academic Qualifications or Work Experience.
In each section you will be given the option to save and continue until you have completed the form.
How will I know if my application has been accepted?
Once you have completed the form, your registration code will appear on the screen. This code will be sent by email and you can use it to process any changes before the call for application ends.
How will I know if I have been selected?
Fundación Iberdrola will publish the names of selected candidates in the call for Research Grants and will contact each one personally by telephone.
How can I prove my English level?
By submitting a qualified certificate if this language is not your native tongue. Certificates accepted are EOI, TOEIC, TOELF, IELTS, MCER and CAMBRIDGE, with minimum level of B2.
Applications from students who have not submitted the English certificate will be rejected during the screening process (a copy of the qualification must be enclosed in Document 10 of the Form).
What happens when the grading system is 0 to 4 and not 1 to 10?
The candidate must work out the equivalent grade.
Can the grant applicant be the same person as the project manager?
No, the candidate submitting the application must have a Manager who leads his/her research work.
When submitting the application, do I need to have a working relationship with the University at which the project will be undertaken?
The responsibility of the principal investigator must be guaranteed by the Research Director and for the University or research centre where to develop.
Can funds or part of them be allocated to hiring a support technician or to buy materials?
The funds can be used for any purpose if it allows the research work for which they were granted to be carried out. Proof of the expense must be recorded under the selected research project.
Will the schedule be for the subsidised period only or for the whole project?
The schedule must provide full details of the subsidised period.
When and how the grant would be effective?
The research grants that the Fundación Iberdrola awards are channelled through an acceptance letter with the University or Research Centre at which the Doctorate, Post-Doctorate or Research Project takes place. Payment is made to them which will decide how the funds are allocated in accordance with the detailed budget included in the application.
If I have a qualification awarded abroad, do I need to submit an official Spanish translation of the academic certificate?
The original certificate will be sufficient.
Can two or more projects be submitted?
The grant will have a maximum duration of one year, but between which exact dates can the project take place?
All research projects must begin in September 2015.
Who must authorise the research work?
The person who authorises the research work is the Chancellor, Vice-chancellor.