Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) based on previous inquiries. Most or all of these questions are also answered if you read through the text under Scholarship and revise the Application Form. If you have any further inquiry you are welcome to send us an e-mail to info(at)blanceflor.org with a suggestion! We welcome your support!
I am a Medical doctor, not PhD, do I qualify anyway for a scholarship?
Yes. However, the Foundation supports high-level academic studies and prioritises doc and postdoc applicants.
Do I need to have an established relation with a receiving institution, or could I apply for the scholarship without a receiving institution, PhD program, etc.?
Yes. Having a receiving institution is an absolute requirement, without which your application will not be considered. Moreover, you must certify this relation with a letter from the receiving institution. This letter should be written and signed by a relevant person on the receiving institution’s stationery paper, scanned and saved as a pdf.
Is it possible to apply, already having initiated the studies/research period?
Yes, but funding will not be provided retroactively. the scholarship is granted for a maximum of a one-year period, specified in your application, while studies/research often span over a longer period of time. Recipients of Long Term Scholarship may apply for a second year extension
Can a 12-month period start and end at any time (for example, start September, etc.)
Yes, the scholarship is awarded for one year at a time with starting from 1 May onwards, but may start later during the year. However if the start is postponed later than May the following year a new application is required.
How to manage a study period spanning over several years?
You apply for the scholarship for one year, in the other documents you can detail the whole period. You are then enabled to apply for a second year.
Do I have to translate the study certificates into English?
No, it is OK to include them in their original language.
The Project Proposal, should it be more general or more ‘technical’?
It should, of course, reflect the complete project and our Board are specialists in their areas and thus able to read a scientific description.
The receiving institution pays a salary, is that an impediment while applying for the scholarship?
The Long-Term Scholarship aims to fully-finance the period included in the application.
The Shor-Term in change welcomes other contribution.
In both cases, the Scholarship is meant to cover personal expenses. The most important is, however, to declare all the economic circumstances in the budget and report all future changes occurring.
I have applied for other scholarships or resources, does that disqualify me for an award from The Foundation Blanceflor?
The Long Term Scholarship may – if granted – request you to chose between The Foundation Blanceflor and other sources.
The Short Term Scholarship does not have such limitation, just state additional sources in your Budget estimation and other documents.
Could the receiving institution send the letter of invitation directly to The Foundation Blanceflor?
Yes, but it should be written on institutional stationery paper and signed by a responsible person then scanned and saved as a pdf. As such it could also be uploaded together with your application.
Can I get a scholarship for studies not integrated in the formal academic system?
The Foundation Blanceflor scholarship supports academic studies and institutions.