Grants Program

Fundación ONCE, aware of the importance of higher education, specialisation and occupational inclusion difficulties of persons with disabilities, implemented for the 2014/2015 academic course, the first call of its Grants Program called "Opportunity to Talent" 

This Grants program emerged from the vocation of Fundación ONCE for social inclusion and equal opportunities of persons with disabilities and its commitment to promoting an inclusive education model.

With the grants program, Fundación ONCE aims to increase the involvement of students with disabilities in academic areas where their presence is merely symbolic, as well as promote, on one hand, higher education of excellence, transnational mobility and specialisation of students with disability in areas of special employability through masters and, on the other, maximise the potential of their talent and drive the academic and research career of university students with disabilities, promoting their occupational inclusion in highly qualified jobs.

This initiative, in its first edition has received 237 applications from students from 43 Spanish universities, granting a total of 54 grants. 20 grants of 6,000 Euros each under the transnational mobility mode, 20 grants of 3,000 Euros each under the master and postgraduate mode and 10 grants of 600 Euros per month during a six-month period under the remunerated company trainee practice mode. In addition, two PhD grants of 12,000 Euros per year each have been granted and two research grants of 25,000 Euros per year.

From the beginning, the program has received the collaboration of CERMI and CRUE (Spanish Rectors' Conference), members of the evaluation commission. This year, the program has had a budget of 300,000 Euros. Financing is possible thanks to ONCE Foundation and the European Social Fund through the POISES Social Inclusion and Social Economy Operational Programme (2014-2020). Thecompanies supporting the programme's efforts with several donations include: ILUNIÓN, INECO, BANKIA, Laboratorios Alcón-Cusí, Fundación Aquae, Laboratorios Bristol-Myers Squibb and  SANTA LUCÍA.
Currently, the initiative is on its fourth call for the season 2017/2018. 
Applications for mobility, master, postgraduate course, studies and sports scholarships should be submitted to the ONCE Foundation between July 3 and October 3. 
Applications for PhD and research scholarships should be submitted to the ONCE Foundation between July 29 and October 10. 
Applications will be submitted online to the address, filling out the form and attaching, in step 4, additional documentation in Word format .doc or Adobe Acrobat .pdf.
Draft resolution will be published on November 13 on the ONCE Foundation scholarship website 
Final resolution will be published on November 27 on the ONCE Foundation scholarship website 
The scholarship award ceremony will take place at the ONCE Foundation assembly hall on December 20-22
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For more information about the ONCE Foundation Scholarship Programme, please visit the following website:

ONCE Foundation-CRUE Scholarship/Traineeship Programme

The ONCE Foundation main objective is training and employment of people with disabilities. Along with the universities objective of guaranteeing equality of opportunities and the inclusion of disabled students, the ONCE Foundation with the European Social Fund co-financing, will implement a traineeship programme for disabled university students. 
Description: the traineeship programme for disabled university students, aimed at promoting external academic traineeships, will facilitate their access to a first job experience and improve their job opportunities and professional career, as gaining job experience before finishing their studies will increase their expectations of future job satisfaction.
Aimed at: students enrolled in Spanish Universities members of the CRUE throughout the country. Each University will select their scholarship holders.
Length: 3 months. 25h/weekly.
Amount: 1800€. 600€/month.
Enrolment period: From November 1 to December 31.
Traineeship: From February 1 to October 31.
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Videos about ONCE Foundation-CRUE Scholarship/Traineeship Programme
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