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Annual Research Plan

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Washington Irving Scholarship

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As part of its annual research plan, the Instituto Franklin-UAH collaborates with the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) to grant a scholarship of €1,600 for a research stay in the Instituto Franklin-UAH.


  • The field of study of the research will be American Studies or it shall include the relationship with America.
  • The candidate must be a full member of SAAS at the time of applying for at least one year at the moment of the application and must continue as members of the association for at least two years after receiving this aid.
  • The enjoyment of this scholarship is incompatible with any other aid financed by public or private funds.


  • It will be a 15 days stay in July or September.
  • The endowment will amount to €1,600 for accommodation, transport, food, office supplies, computer equipment and books from the specific bibliography proposed by the applicant.
  • The books will be part of the collection of the Institute but will be available to anyone who has been granted the aid at the time of enjoying it. Books shall be ordered at least four months before the stay.
  • An adequate space for the study will be provided on the premises of the Instituto Franklin-UAH.

Call 2020


Selection process

The selection will be made by a Committee elected for that purpose by the Management Board of SAAS and the Instituto Franklin-UAH.

The name of the beneficiary shall be announced at the closing dinner of the conference (March-April every two years) and on the websites of SAAS and Instituto Franklin-UAH.


Esperanza Cerdá, Secretary, Instituto Franklin-UAH,

Current Edition

2020. PhD. Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo. “Expanded Poetics in Postwar Counterculture: The Case of the Beat Generation”

Previous Editions

  • Paula Barba Guerrero (USAL) “Cartographies of Historical Trauma: Re-inscribing Memory to Create Hospitable Spaces in African American Literature”
  • Tamara Barreiro Neira. “The Uses of Humor in Native American and Chicano Cultures: An Alternative Study of their Literature, Cinema, and Video Games”
  • Diana Villanueva Romero. “The Filipino American literature written by women between 1900 and 1946: the case of  María Paz Zamora”
  • Luis Velasco Martínez. “The USA and the Franco Support Action Abroad: the Spanish “Falange” in America”
  • Rubén Peinado Abarrio. “American Identity Models Represented by HBO Series of the Time”
  • Bárbara San Juan. “Dialogues of Intellectual History: Outline of the Reception of the Work of Hayden White in Spain”
  • Yolanda Morató Agrafojo. “American Literature and Economic Crisis: F. Scott Fitzgerald Predictions and Diagnostics of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 through his Stories and Essays”
  • Rovie Herrera. “Adaptations of Reality Contemporary Women Playwrights”
  • Marina Roig. “Autobiography of Muslim Women in English (Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries)”.

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