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

 

Candidate Profile

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.

 

Award Benefits

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.

 

Applications

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 (darenga@fulbright.pt).

 

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