Fundacion Alvargonzalez
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This grant was created in 1993 in collaboration with the department of Geography in the University of Oviedo. Its name is devoted to the distinguished Botanic Professor, philosopher and social economist. He was born in 1798 in La Coruña and introduced in Spain the new ideas and trends that were developing in Europe in the fields of Economy and Sociology.

Besides he was born in La Coruña, he moved to Madrid to study. The most relevant positions he held along his life were professor and director of the Botanical Garden in La Habana and Paris. He was member of the Politic and Social Science Academy in Paris. He was deported from France after the revolution in 1848, and he returned to Spain. In 1854 he was designated member of the Courts. During his life he developed a huge scientific and journalistic activity. He passed away in 1871.

The announcement is published every year on the 1st of October.  The terms and conditions can be provided in the Geography Department in the University of Oviedo or in the headquarters of the Alvargonzález Foundation.


  • Execution of a free choice academy work about Geography.

  • Any Spanish citizen graduated in Geography can apply to the grant.


Claudio Alvargonzález, 16, 1º
33201 Cimadevilla - Gijón

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Sala de exposiciones

C/ Óscar Olavarría, 11 Bajo
33201 Cimadevilla - Gijón

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Sede fundación

C/ Tránsito de la Corrada, 1
33201 Cimadevilla - Gijón

TEL. 985341826