Fulbright Award in All Disciplines
Deadline for applications is September 16, 2019, for AY2020/21
Category: U.S. Scholar Program.
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
Grant Duration: Three months.
Grant Period: Grant dates are flexible; grant can start anytime during the academic year, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.
Grant Activity and Affiliation
Grant Activity: Research.
The grantee will carry out a program of research, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.
Grant Location: Any appropriate higher education or research institution.
Information about Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers in Portugal can be found on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education’s Study & Research in Portugal website.
Other institutions not listed can still be considered suitable hosts. Please, confirm with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal before seeking a letter of invitation.
Letter of Invitation: Candidates are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their applications. The invitation letter should describe the grant activity and proposed timeline.
Stipend: Maintenance allowance of €8,400 (corresponding to 3 monthly allowances of €2,800);
Travel: The Fulbright Commission offers a one-time payment travel allowance, intended as a contribution to international travel between the U.S.A. and Portugal:
- Travel allowance of €1,100, for scholar;
- Travel allowance of €1,100, for each dependent travelling with the scholar (round trip travel receipts are mandatory).
Dependents: The Fulbright Commission offers additional funding for dependents who stay with the scholar during the entire period of the grant:
- A monthly maintenance allowance of €250 per dependent;
- A monthly tuition allowance of €500 per child, when attending a private school (proof of enrollment is mandatory);
- A one-time payment allowance of €300 per dependent, to cover for Portuguese language and culture classes (proof of enrollment is mandatory).
Insurance: Accidents and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE).
Housing allowance: No housing allowance is available.
Number of Grants: Five Grants.
Applications: Applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website: https://awards.cies.org/content/all-disciplines-266
For more information about grants for U.S. Scholars in Portugal, contact Dora Reis Arenga (firstname.lastname@example.org).