Applications open for the 2020 Manuel Irujo Scholarship in Basque Studies

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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 2020. The Scholarship provides full fees at the Home/EU student rate (approx. £4,327) for students undertaking the one-year 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.

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. 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.

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. Download the Manuel Irujo MRes Bursary 2020 expression of interest form.

Completed expressions of interest should reach the department by 31 August 2020. Applicants for a Manuel Irujo Scholarship must also make a formal application for admittance to the MRes in Modern Languages and Cultures (Basque Studies pathway) at the University of Liverpool by that same date.

More information

In partnership with the Etxepare Basque Institute.