Washington Irving Scholarship

Jan 17, 2024

Instituto Franklin-UAH, within the framework of its annual research plan, collaborates with the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) in the granting of a scholarship of €1,600 to carry out a research stay in the Instituto Franklin-UAH, the Washington Irving Scholarship.


  • The stay will last 15 days.
  • The scholarship will amount to €1,600 aimed at covering accommodation, transport, maintenance, office supplies, computer equipment, and bibliographic works proposed by the applicant.
  • The bibliographic works will remain property of the Instituto’s bibliographic fund, though the beneficiary will be allowed to use them for his/her research activities.
  • The bibliographic works shall be ordered at least four months before the stay.
  • The Instituto Franklin-UAH provides adequate study space, within its facilities, for the beneficiary.
  • The field of research shall be American Studies or be related to North 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 public or private financial aid.
Selection process

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

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.


Current edition: OPEN: Until March 15th. Find more information about the program here.


Previous editions
  • 2023. Antonio Daniel Juan Rubio. “The Situation of the Hispanic Population in the United States: Role and Participation.”
  • 2022. Laura Roldán Sevillano.  “Towards a Complete Literary Cartography: Mapping Trauma in Sexist/Racist Violence in Chicana in Latin American/Caribbean Women Fiction of the New Millennium.”
  • 2020. Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo. “Expanded Poetics in Postwar Counterculture: The Case of the Beat Generation”.
  • 2019. Paula Barba Guerrero. “Cartographies of Historical Trauma: Re-inscribing Memory to Create Hospitable Spaces in African American Literature”.
  • 2018. Tamara Barreiro Neira. “The Uses of Humor in Native American and Chicano Cultures: An Alternative Study of their Literature, Cinema, and Video Games”.
  • 2017. Diana Villanueva Romero. “La literatura filipino americana escrita por mujeres entre 1900 y 1946: el caso de María Paz Zamora”.
  • 2016. Luis Velasco Martínez. “EE.UU. y la movilización de apoyos al franquismo en el exterior: falange española en América”.
  • 2015. Rubén Peinado Abarrio. “Los modelos identitarios estadounidenses representados por las series de época de HBO”.
  • 2014. Bárbara San Juan. “Diálogos de Historia Intelectual: líneas generales de la recepción de la obra de Hayden White en España”.
  • 2013. Yolanda Morató Agrafojo. “Literatura estadounidense y crisis económica: F. Scott Fitzgerald predicciones y diagnósticos del crack del 29 en sus relatos y ensayos”.
  • 2012. Rovie Herrera. “Adaptations of Reality Contemporary Women Playwrights”.
  • 2011. Marina Roig. “Autobiografía de mujeres musulmanas en lengua inglesa (Siglos XX y XXI)”.