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Tuning Academy Short-Term Research Visit Scholarships in Spain, 2018

Deusto International Tuning Academy (University of Deusto) is offering short-term research visit scholarships for the academic year 2018-2021. Up to ten opportunities are offered to international scholars for 1-month visits at DITA between October 2018 and June 2018.

The Short-Term Visits Scholarship Scheme has been established in order to bring together academics who have already been exploring Tuning-related topics, and PhD students/junior academics interested in researching one of the four topics (1-4), thus further consolidating Tuning-related research as a distinct domain within the general area of higher education studies.



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Tuning Academy is an International Higher Education and Research Centre for the development and enhancement of the quality of learning, teaching and assessment in higher education, focusing on the competences for intellectual development, employability and citizenship in a global context.

  • Application Deadline: Closed


  • Course Level: The studentships are available for pursuing research programme.
  • Study Subject:  Research projects we are looking for will focus on one of these 4 topics:
    Analysing and evaluating the impact produced by the Tuning projects at the level of particular higher education programmes/institutions/countries/regions
    Approaches to learning, teaching and assessment of generic competences
    Staff development initiatives that facilitate the implementation of competence-based approaches
    Curriculum reform and incorporation of the Tuning approach in institutional and national policies.
  • Award:  The Short-Term Visits Scholarships consist of
    -Standard health insurance for the 4 weeks,
    – Full or partial reimbursement of the travel costs for a return ticket (up to 500 euros), and
    – Accommodation and maintenance support (Option 1 or Option 2).
    No additional money for travel or congress participation will be made available to visiting researchers.
    The health insurance is issued and paid for by the University of Deusto.
    The return ticket is purchased by the visiting researcher and is then reimbursed (if the total cost does not exceed 500 euros) or partly reimbursed (up to the sum of 500 euros) by DITA. Any changes the researcher needs to make after the ticket has been purchased are to be covered by the researcher.
    The accommodation and maintenance support accommodation is transferred to the grantee upon his/her arrival to Bilbao and the grantee is then responsible for paying the accommodation fee to the accommodation provider directly.
    Option 1: Accommodation at the Halls of Residence of the University of Deusto (individual room, full board)
    Option 2: Accommodation is booked directly by the researcher, who is also responsible for his/her own maintenance. A one-off transfer of 1000 euros is made to the researcher’s account upon his/her arrival in Bilbao.
    .If the visiting researcher does not comply with the Study Visit Plan and requirements as stipulated in “Visiting Researcher Agreement” (to be signed first electronically and then in hard copy upon arrival in Bilbao) the program may be cancelled and the visiting researcher will be obliged to reimburse the cost of both monthly allowance and travel.
  • Number of Awards: Ten financial aid positions will be offered for 1-month research visits.
  • Nationality: Citizens of any nationality
  • The award can be taken in Bilbao, Spain


  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these endowments.
  • Entrance Requirements: The Short-Term Visits Scholarships can be granted to:
    • Young researcher enrolled in doctoral programmes elsewhere and focusing on a topic related to DITA’s current priority research lines.
    • Scholars holding a PhD and currently actively engaged in post-doctoral research on a topic related to DITA’s current priority research lines, and university staff interested in comparative case-studies of the implementation and impact of the Tuning approach in at least two higher education institutions.
    • There are no limitations as to country of residence, nationality, age.
    • The only formal limitation is a high level of English: selected candidates need to be capable of producing a high-quality academic article in English and of making their end-of-stay public presentation in English.

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Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: Eligible applicants should complete an online application.

In order to be considered for a Short-Term Visit Scholarship, you need to

(1) Complete the Online Application Form in English and

  • Supporting Documents: Email your CV (in English) to mariayarosh-at-deusto.es

1) A very short summary of your Research Proposal (max. 7 lines of 560 characters with spaces)

2) A more detailed Research and Study Visit Plan (max. 3 pages with 1.5 spacing or 8,641 characters with spaces). For elements to be covered, read the respective Online Application Form instructions carefully (“Research and Study Visit Plan” section).

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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