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: Only applications in Business Administration will be considered.

Specializations: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Language proficiency: All activity will be in English; additional language proficiency is not required.


Grant duration and period

Three months, preferably starting in May, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


Grant activity and affiliation

Grant activity: Teaching / Research

This grant involves work on ongoing research projects and give seminars. Grant activity is flexible, based on scholar’s expertise.

Grant location: Business Research Unit, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).

Letter of invitation: A letter of invitation is strongly preferred. 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: €750/month (to be provided by the host; host does not provide assistance in finding housing).

Other: The host will provide a personal computer, access to the Internet and office space.

Assistance will be provided by the Business Research Unit, email:



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 (