Grants for U.S. Students

Competition for academic year 2018/2019 is open until October 6, 2017

There are three types of grants to Portugal:

Fulbright / Luso-American Foundation study/research grant
Fulbright / Camoes-Institute for Cooperation and Language study/research grant
Fulbright English Teaching Assistants grant

FULBRIGHT/LUSO-AMERICAN FOUNDATION STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT
Language Proficiency in Portuguese commensurate with the proposed study is necessary by the beginning date of the grant.

Grant duration/period
8 months, October through May, beginning with a mandatory on-site orientation.

Eligibility
Applicants currently living in Portugal are not eligible for consideration.

Candidate profile
Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. All fields of study are considered.

Affiliation

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and are encouraged to submit letters of support/affiliation with their applications. Fulbright Fellows may register as special students, and thus are able to attend courses relevant to their projects. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these.
The students may enroll in courses related to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.

Dependents
No dependent allowance is available.

FULBRIGHT/CAMÕES- INSTITUTE FOR COOPERATION AND LANGUAGE STUDY/RESEARCH GRANT
All specifications for the Fulbright/Luso-American Foundation study/research grant apply.

Candidate profile
Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. Projects should be in one of the following fields: linguistics, history, contemporary history, sociology, literature, political science, international relations, communication, language teaching pedagogy, fine arts, performing arts and distance education. These fields are limited to subjects related to Portuguese language and culture and preference will be given to projects that are especially relevant to Portuguese-American cultural relations.

FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTS GRANT

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program aims to strengthen English language instruction and knowledge of the United States in Portugal through the presence of highly motivated native speakers of English.

Language
Applicants should be native speakers of English. Knowledge of Portuguese language is highly recommended.

Grant duration/period
9 months, October through June, beginning with a mandatory on-site orientation.

Eligibility
Applicants currently living in Portugal are not eligible for consideration.

Candidate profile
Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. While the assistantship is open to all fields of study, preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in the humanities. Previous teaching experience is recommended but not mandatory. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in working with international students.

Placement
Assistants will be placed in Higher Education Institutions by the Portuguese Fulbright Commission. The host institution will tailor the assistantship to its needs and to the assistant's interests and abilities. Activities may include:
1) assisting in classroom tutorials;
2) providing educational advising to local students interested in studying in the United States; and
3) giving presentations related to American studies in English at community organizations. Assistants may have the opportunity to enroll in Portuguese language courses free of charge.


CONTACTS:

IIE - Institute for International Education
IIE assists the Portugal-U.S. Fulbright Commission with the administration of Fulbright grants for U.S. Students.
Marla Mazer
Senior Program Officer – Europe/Eurasia
Fulbright U.S. Student Programs
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Phone +1.212.984.5326
Email: mmazer@iie.org
http://www.iie.org/


Fulbright Commission, Portugal
Dora Reis Arenga
Program Officer - Fulbright U.S. Scholar and Student Programs
Phone: +351.217996395
E-mail: darenga@fulbright.pt
www.fulbright.pt

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