The Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, through the Royal Board on Disability, start the 'Queen Letizia program for inclusion', which will have 1 million euros in training grants. People who want to participate in this first edition, have until August 5 to submit their applications.

The Program consists of grants to promote the improvement of the training and professional conditions of people with disabilities for the next academic year 2019-2020. These are scholarships for students and university graduates who have Spanish nationality, legal residence in Spain and a legally recognized disability equal to or greater than 33%.

The objective of the program is to provide the economic resources and support necessary for this group to develop their educational activity and achieve higher employment rates. In total, 1,039,000 euros are allocated to cover six types of aid.

One of the benefits included in the program is to promote technical assistance and support personnel, with the aim of guaranteeing employment for people with disabilities who require this type of resources. This section is endowed with 300,000 euros. Individuals with intellectual disabilities or those with developmental disorders who need this figure to carry out their educational or training activity can opt for this assistance.

The scholarships also include grants for postgraduate and master studies, with a total of 300,000 euros, and subsidies for mobility both international (60,000 euros) and national (99,000 euros).

The objective of these grants is to encourage higher education and specialization of university students with disabilities and improve their professional progress, as well as to enhance their presence in exchange programs with higher education centers located abroad and in universities throughout Spain.

Finally, 130,000 euros will be allocated to grants for the doctorate and 150,000 euros for research grants.

Interested persons have a period of one month, from tomorrow, to submit their applications. In addition, the organization has opened a service in which more information can be collected. To contact are available phones 915068945 and 915068946, as well as email The Once Foundation is the collaborating entity for the management of the program.

The application form is accessible via the Internet at the address or at the electronic headquarters of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, at the address

Sustainable Development Goals

With this initiative, the Royal Board on Disability contributes actively to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) promoted by the United Nations. In particular, the fourth objective of the SDGs includes among its measures the "elimination of gender disparities in education and ensuring equal access to all levels of education and training for vulnerable people, including persons with disabilities , indigenous peoples and children in situations of vulnerability ".

Royal Board on Disability

The Royal Board on Disability is an autonomous body of the General State Administration, linked to the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare, through the Secretary of State for Social Services. It is entrusted, among other functions, to promote the application of human rights, humanistic ideals, scientific knowledge and technical developments to disability actions. It is also responsible for facilitating collaboration between different institutions, providing support to organizations in the field of studies, research and development, information, documentation and training. On the other hand, it is responsible for issuing technical opinions and recommendations and developing activities as a technical organ for meeting, reflection, debate and proposal, as well as disseminating and promoting the broadest knowledge of disability.

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