The UV and the Valencia City Hall have presented this Tuesday the doctoral studies grants ‘Juan Castelló’. It has been during an event which has taken place at the chamber of the Valencia City Hall in which the Vice-principal for Internationalization and Cooperation, Guillermo Palao, and the counsellor for Development Aid and Migration, Roberto Jaramilla have taken part. A total of 21 students have been awarded with this grant.
The doctoral studies grant ‘Juan Castelló’ are assigned to students who come from cooperation countries. At this first edition, 21 grants have been awarded to the students of the Academic year 2016-17.
These grants are the result of the agreement signed between the UV and the City Hall last December on the International Day for Human Solidarity.
It is a new grant which aims at ensuring a great impact of the knowledges acquired by the students on their country of origin. The selected students will have to do a scientific and academic project within the doctoral programmes of the Universitat de València which are related to the development aid and the Sustainable Development Goals. In that way, they will contribute to improve the life conditions at their country of origin thanks to their knowledges.
The contribution of the Valencia City Hall is estimated at €31,500 for each edition of the grant. This grant will be effective during a year and can be extendable to three. The grant is called Juan Castelló in tribute to the municipal official, Juan Castelló Verdú, -who passed away in March 2015- as a recognition to his municipal work and his contribution to international cooperation encouraged from Valencia.