IASECS Prizes and Grants

IASECS awards annually 3 prizes and grants: The Pilar Sáenz Annual Student Essay Prize, The María Salgado Student Travel Grant, and ASECS Registration Fee Grants

Ibero-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (IASECS) 


The Pilar Sáenz Annual Student Essay Prize is awarded to the best essay dealing with eighteenth-century Spain, Portugal or Ibero-America. The prize is open to graduate students enrolled in a North American university. Advanced undergraduate work could be considered provided it is accompanied by the recommendation of their professor.

All entries must be received by March 1, 2021. The IASECS Essay Prize Committee will announce the award at the ASECS annual meeting. The winner will receive:

(1) $300.00

(2) a two-year membership in the IASECS

The revised version of the essay will be considered for publication in Dieciocho

Instructions: Students need to submit the essay by March 1, 2021 as a Word document attachment.  The essay has to be double-spaced, with numbered pages, and its length between 5,000 and 7,000 words including endnotes and list of works cited in MLA format. 

For inquiries and submissions contact: Professor Enid Valle [enid.valle@kzoo.edu]

The María Salgado Student Travel Grant: IASECS offers up to a maximum of $400 to graduate students from North American universities who will be presenting a paper focused on eighteenth-century Spain, Portugal, or Ibero-America, at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) national annual meeting.

To inquire about availability of funds contact: enid.valle@kzoo.edu. The funds will be granted and disbursed upon submission of receipts no later than two weeks after the national conference.

OJO: Since there is no travel in 2021, IASECS is happy provide grants for ASECS 2021 Virtual Conference fee of $35 for graduate students. Please apply to Dr. Enid Valle as usual. 

ASECS Registration Fee Grants (two awards per year). Grants are available for non-tenure-track full-time and part-time faculty (lecturers, instructor, adjuncts, etc.) colleagues. Those who have not received an award previously will be given preference. Funds for the fee grant registration grants are disbursed after presenting a paper focused on eighteenth-century Spain, Portugal, or Ibero-America, at the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) national annual meeting.

For inquiries contact: enid.valle@kzoo.edu.