Applications open for the Manuel Irujo Scholarship in Basque Studies

Applications are invited for the Manuel Irujo Scholarship in Basque Studies funded by the Etxepare Basque Institute: one fees-only bursary to support a Master of Research (MRes) in Basque Studies beginning in September 2022. The Scholarship provides full fees at the Home student rate (approx. £4,500) for students undertaking the MRes in Modern Languages and Cultures (Basque Studies pathway).

Subject areas

We await proposals related to the cultural production, the cultural history or the politics of the Basque Country. In particular, we encourage projects on the areas of memory studies, exile/diaspora studies, and European/cosmopolitan studies, all of which remind us of the biography and lifeworld of Manuel Irujo.

Other possible focuses for study include: memory and representation; migration and diaspora; transnational, postnational and postcolonial studies; popular culture; film and visual culture; literary studies; digital culture; gender and sexuality.

We also welcome comparative or relational projects that create links between aspects of Basque society and culture and their manifestation in other cultural, national and/or linguistic areas.

Application and selection process

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated academic excellence. Applicants are required to make contact with Dr Gorka Mercero Altzugarai ( for assistance in formulating a research proposal; for an “expression of interest” form, please see here.

Completed expressions of interest should reach the department by 31 May 2022.

More information

In partnership with the Etxepare Basque Institute.