The Society participates in various projects designed to encourage the development of 'Anglo-Catalan' research and to facilitate the movement in both directions of students and young scholars.
Our own Scholarship used to be awarded annually to enable a young Catalan researcher to work in this country for a short period on a topic which was preferably but not necessarily of specific Anglo-Catalan interest.
The Society cooperates closely with the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in forwarding candidates for several bursaries intended to initiate significant new Catalan research by non-Catalans. At a higher level, the Society is closely involved in administration of the scholarships instituted to commemorate our founder Josep M. Batista i Roca, which are awarded by the Generalitat for doctoral and post-doctoral research, by Catalan and British scholars, in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
To encourage interest among British undergraduates, the Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana awards every year up to six grants for attendance at Catalan summer schools, an operation which is coordinated by the Society.
Please note that competitions for other scholarships will be announced on this page when information becomes available.
SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND THE ANGLO-CATALAN SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE, University of Sheffield 9-11 November 2012
1. Given the success of the new type of awards, at the 2011 Annual General Meeting it was decided that the Anglo-Catalan Society Scholarship would continue to be divided into awards of up to £100 each (maximum of 10) to encourage students interested in Catalan culture to attend the Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference.
2. Applicants will normally be present or recent students of British or Irish nationality who would like to maintain and/or develop knowledge and understanding of Catalan culture, or postgraduate students of whatever nationality who are currently doing research in the field of Catalan Studies.
3. The award will comprise of: Free membership of the Anglo-Catalan Society for one year (until January 2014); up to £100 towards the cost of conference and travel expenses. Payments will be made on production of bills and receipts further to the submission of a report (see point 6).
4. Each applicant should provide the following information: 1. Curriculum Vitae; 2. One academic reference provided by either a member of their Spanish department or by a Catalan lector; 3. A signed declaration to the effect that the applicant will attend the full conference and that s/he will take responsibility for the rest of the funding.
5. Applications should be sent to Dr Montserrat Lunati (Cardiff University) at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Successful candidates will be expected to submit a report on the Conference to Dr Montserrat Lunati before 10th January 2013. Bills and receipts should be sent to Dr Sergi Mainer (University College Cork) by the same date at the following address: email@example.com . Late submissions will not be accepted.
7. The closing date for applications is 10th October 2012. Late applications will not be considered under any circumstances.