U.S. Student Program – Fulbright / Camões, Institute for Cooperation and Language Study / Research Award
Competition for AY 2019/20 will open in April 2018.
The Fulbright Study / Research Program is designed to give U.S. citizens opportunities for personal development through educational and cultural exchange. Nearly 200 Americans have studied in Portugal through Fulbright Portugal.
Competition is now closed.
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.
Number of Grants: 1
Applicants living in Portugal at the time of the application are not eligible for consideration.
Language proficiency in Portuguese, commensurate with the proposed study, is necessary by the beginning date of the grant.
Grant duration and period
8 months, October through May.
Grantees are required to attend a mandatory on-site orientation in Lisbon, in late September, before the beginning of their grant.
Grant activity and affiliation
Projects may include university coursework, scientific research in a research center, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, or a combination of these.
Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their applications.
Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.
Information about Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers in Portugal can be found at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education’s Study & Research in Portugal website: https://www.study-research.pt.
Other institutions not listed can still be considered suitable hosts. Confirm with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal before seeking a letter of invitation.
Monthly stipend: €1,250.
Travel allowance, for student only: €850 (flights only).
Health and Accidents Insurance: Accidents and Sickness Plan for Exchanges (ASPE).
Tuition fees are not covered by the grant benefits.
No housing or dependents allowance are available.
Applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Students Program website: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-awards/study-research