The Foundation for the Promotion of Research, José Luis de Oriol‐Catalina de Urquijo, convene their grants in the areas of Philosophy and Arts, Law, Science and Theology. 

The  Foundation for the Promotion of Research Oriol‐Urquijo  calls Spanish graduates with an outstanding academic record (having an average grade of 2.3 out of 4 or 7.5 out of 10), a merit competition granting six scholarships for doing the doctoral thesis, in any of the following areas of Philosophy and Arts, Law, Social Sciences and Theology.

These scholarships are awarded for the training and promotion of teaching and research activities, within the framework of projecting Christian life, according to the Foundation’s statutes.

To apply for the scholarship, the form at this link has to be completed, they are granted for a maximum of three years. Scholarships can be renewed annually, after a favorable evaluation and is given in twelve monthly allocations with a gross annual amount of € 12,000.

The granted scholarships will start providing financial support from January 1st, 2018.

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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