FUNDACIÓN IBERDROLA GRANTS 15 SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOUNG RESEARCHERS IN THE ENERGY AREA
Within the “Energy for Research” programme
- The beneficiaries will carry out projects aimed at promoting sustainable development and the fight against climate change
- The researchers will pursue their studies at Spanish centres and will receive up to 20,000 euros to carry out their work
Fundación IBERDROLA has concluded its second call for applications for its Energy for Research aid programme, which aims to contribute to the development of young researchers in the area of energy and move towards a sustainable energy model that meets the needs of society and contributes to the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change.
The Foundation has granted scholarships to 15 young researchers who are carrying out or are wishing to conduct projects in the following areas: renewable energy sources, sustainable energy system, environment and biodiversity, clean combustion technologies and emissions management, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicle and smart distribution grids.
Fundación IBERDROLA has selected the beneficiaries from among the 352 applications received based on their student's record and experience, the research team's experience, the innovative nature of the project, its scientific-technical quality, and its viability.
The young researchers who have obtained these scholarships will carry out their work at Spanish universities or research centres and will receive from the Foundation a maximum amount of 20,000 euros per project for a one-year period.
The final list of selected applicants is already available on the website www.fundacioniberdrola.org.
The Energy for Research grant programme represents a further step by Fundación IBERDROLA in its bid to boost the transformation of the energy model through technological development, the creation and transmission of knowledge, and support to research. Likewise, it is part of the Foundation's commitment to strengthening relations between the corporate sector and the research community.
About Fundación IBERDROLA
With Ignacio Galán as Founding Trustee and Manuel Marín as Chairman, Fundación IBERDROLA focuses its activity on initiatives that contribute to improve the quality of people's lives, supporting training and research, and promoting sustainability and the defence of biodiversity, art and culture, as well as solidarity and social action in the regions where the IBERDROLA Group operates.
In addition to this aid, the Foundation also grants scholarships in the areas of Energy and the Environment for master's and postgraduate students in Spain and the United Kingdom, as well as Restoration Training and Research as part of its agreement with the Prado Museum.
The Foundation also carries out various projects related to the conservation of the historical-artistic heritage including, for example, the Atlantic Romanesque Restoration Programme, signed with the Ministry of Culture of Portugal and the Castile and León Regional Government in order to restore Romanesque churches located around the Douro and Támega Rivers, or the funding and design of the illumination of outstanding buildings, such as the interior lighting of the Church of the Yuso Monastery (La Rioja) or the Basilica of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial (Madrid).
In addition, Fundación IBERDROLA carries out various initiatives focused on cooperation and contribution to development, such as the social aid plan known as Energy for Solidarity.