The AHGBI is strongly committed to enhancing the participation of postgraduate students and early-career researchers in the life of the Association, and to engaging with the graduate community. One of the Association’s key roles is to represent Hispanism in national debates about postgraduate study and funding. All Masters and doctoral students can join the AHGBI as associate members for just £15 per year. This entitles you to attend and speak at the annual conference. The AHGBI’s national committee has an officer who is responsible for postgraduate matters. At present, the Postgraduate Officer is Dr Tom Whittaker. If you wish to raise any matters with the committee about postgraduate issues, please contact Tom at: T.Whittaker@liverpool.ac.uk
The AHGBI encourages postgraduate students and early-career researchers to participate alongside established academics as colleagues in the Association, and particularly in its annual conference. You are welcome to participate in panels organised by academics, to propose panels individually, or jointly with academics. If you wish, you may propose panels that focus on postgraduate work in progress. You can find details of our annual conference here. To this end, the AHGBI provides grants for postgraduates giving papers at its conference. There is an annual competition for these grants: applications are made through the conference proposal submission process.
Postgraduates can apply for one of the 8 awards of £250 for participation in the AHGBI 2017 conference at Cardiff University. The deadline is Friday 14 October 2016 (i.e., the same deadline as the Call for Papers). In order to apply for one of these awards, you should: (1) Complete the online conference proposal submission form. (2) You should then also send a copy of the same title and abstract by email to Dr Tom Whittaker firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject heading of the email, you should write ‘AHGBI conference support’. Please note that we are unable to consider allocating awards to those who have received them in previous years, and that you should be registered as a postgraduate student for the session 2016-17 in order to apply for one.
The AHGBI offers an annual research travel award of £500 for graduate students. The award is open to all graduate students (masters and doctoral) in the UK and Ireland who have joined the AHGBI, and who do not have a grant that includes maintenance payments as well as fees. The award will be given to support a research trip to advance scholarly research in the languages and cultures of the Iberian peninsula and/or those cultures associated with them throughout the world. The research trip must lead directly to a publication. The deadline for 2016-17 is 31 January 2017, and must be for a research trip which takes place between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017.
Send the application form by email to Dr Tom Whittaker (email@example.com).
Download 2016-17 application form: researchtravel-grant-application
In association with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London, Tamesis Books and Legenda, the AHGBI has established a publication prize to be awarded to the two most distinguished doctoral theses in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies each year. Application deadline for 2016-17 (for theses approved between 1 October 2015 and 31 October 2016): 31 January 2017.
Publication Prize application form (to be completed and submitted by the examiners): publication-prize-form2017
The 2015-16 prizes were won by:
Dr Anna Kendrick (Cambridge) for The World of the Child: Holism and Education in Spain, 1918-1936 (Legenda) and
Dr Rachel Scott (King’s College London) for Meaning in Movement: Celestina and the Human Condition in Early Modern Spain and Italy (Tamesis)
We were delighted to offer an additional runner-up prize to Dr Daniel Gutiérrez Trápaga (Cambridge) for ‘Aquella aventura interminable’: Rewritings, Sequels, and Cycles in Sixteenth-Century Castilian Romances of Chivalry (Tamesis)
In association with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London, the AHGBI offers financial support of up to £500 to postgraduate students in Hispanic Studies attending a conference that has direct relevance to their subject of study. This scheme does not apply to the AHGBI’s own annual conference (see the paragraph above for information about support for postgrads attending the AHGBI conference). The award is open to students wishing to speak at any conference (other than AHGBI) between 1 October 2016 and 31 July 2017. You may apply for the award for future conferences in advance of receiving official acceptance from the organisers. Please complete the application form and return to Dr Tom Whittaker by 13 January 2017 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AHGBI/Embassy conference grant application form: embassy-conf-grant-application (Word document)
The Valentina Guevara Prize for the best paper given at the AHGBI annual conference on any subject relating to Argentina was revived in 2013. Please note that the AHGBI only acts as an intermediary for this prize, and that decisions are taken by those administering the prize itself. The text of eligible papers should be sent to Dr Tom Whittaker (T.Whittaker@liverpool.ac.uk) before the deadline for applications [to be announced].
The Fellowship is aimed at early-career researchers in Luso-Hispanic Studies (broadly understood) in the UK and Ireland. Applicants should have completed a PhD in Luso-Hispanic Studies during the last three years. The Fellowship provides funds of up to £1250 and access to an academic mentor. The Fellow is expected to offer at least one conference paper based on research undertaken for the Fellowship at the annual conference of either AHGBI or WISPS. Reasonable costs for attending the conference will be met. In order to able be to attend either the AHGBI or the WISPS conference, the Fellow will normally offer the conference paper either during the academic year of the Fellowship, or during the following academic year.
Application deadline for 2017-18: 1 April 2017
Download further information (PDF document): DSS-further-partics-2017
Download application form (Word document)
PORT for Modern Languages (Postgraduate Online Research Training, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London): online research training and resources of particular use to Masters and PhD students, and to those running postgraduate training programmes
Photo: Beatriz’s feet at Mácara, Antas de Ulla, Galicia (Spain), by María Liñeira