The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees can lecture and research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.


Candidate profile


Category: This Award is open to academics only, at any level, except early career.

Degree requirements: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D., or other terminal degree.

Disciplines: Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines.

Language proficiency: English is usually sufficient, but the scholar should confirm with the host institution if there are any special requirements.


Grant duration and period


Three months, anytime during the academic year, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


Grant activity and affiliation


Grant activity: Teaching / Research

The grantee will carry out a program of research or combined teaching/research, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.

Grant location: Any appropriate higher education or research institution.

Letter of invitation: Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and must submit letters of invitation with their application. The invitation letter should describe the grant activity and dates of stay.


Award benefits


Stipend: €8,400.

Travel allowance: €1,100 (for scholar only; includes only flights)

Funding for dependents: €750 for one or two dependents; €1,200 for three or more dependents (must accompany the scholar for at least 80 percent of the grant period).

Health and accidents insurance: Accidents and Sickness Plan for Exchanges (ASPE).

Housing allowance: No housing allowance is available.




Applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website:

For more information about grants for U.S. Scholars in Portugal, contact Dora Reis Arenga (