"Ruth Lee Kennedy" travel bags for the 2020-2021 academic year



29th Call, Course 2020-2021 

The International Institute in Spain and the Commission for Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange between Spain and the United States of America (Fulbright Program) announce the call for three partial scholarships (travel grants), named after the American Hispanist Ruth Lee Kennedy, scholar of the Theater of the Golden Age and, especially, of the work of Tirso de Molina. Professor Ruth L. Kennedy taught Spanish language and literature at the Smith College (Massachusetts, USA).

Ruth Lee Kennedy he bequeathed an amount of money that allows the International Institute in Spain to provide, annually, a travel grant for university women who want to broaden their knowledge or do research in higher education centers in the United States of America.

With the collaboration of the Commission, the number of bags can be doubled and include beneficiaries of both sexes. The Fulbright Program provides beneficiaries with an accident and illness insurance policy, in addition to other services and benefits of Fulbright scholarships.


  • Have Spanish nationality. Applicants who reside or are currently in the United States will not be eligible for scholarships. Applications from those who have US nationality or automatic right to acquire it by birth or filiation will not be accepted either.
  • Have obtained the doctorate in a Spanish university from June 2013 and before the deadline for submitting applications. In the case of women who demonstrate having enjoyed maternity leave, the date for obtaining the doctorate will be extended by 12 months for each child they have had, with the aim of compensating for the time spent caring for their children for the purposes of achieving Academic merits.
  • Possess an excellent knowledge of the English language – spoken and written.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously done study or research at a US university or research center.


The deadline for submitting applications is December 2, 2019 to February 20, 2020, both inclusive.

Applicants must complete and electronically submit the application available at http://www.fulbright.es together with the corresponding accompanying documentation.

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