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.


Competition for the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now closed.


Candidate profile

Category: This award is open to academics only.

Additional qualification information: Candidates must hold a Doctor of Dental Medicine or Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

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

Disciplines: Only applications in Medical Sciences will be considered.

Specializations: Dental Medical Sciences, Dental Biomaterial Sciences, Restorative Dentistry.

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


Grant duration and period

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


Grant activity and affiliation

Grant activity: Teaching / Research

Grant Activity includes to deliver a seminar on new dental materials for clinical applications;

Consulting on faculty and research development in Dental Sciences at the Institute of Health Sciences – Viseu, as part of the Clinical and Research Centre in Oral Rehabilitation;

Organizing and delivering a post graduate workshop on Clinical Applications of Biomaterial Science;

Lecturing in Biomaterials and Restorative Dentistry courses of the Integrated Masters in Dental Medicine.

Grant location: Instituto de Ciências da Saúde – Viseu, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

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 also provides assistance in finding housing).

Other: The host institution will provide institutional email and wireless internet connection as well as individual office space and dental office space.

Assistance will be provided by Dr. Maria Jose Correia, telephone: (+351) 232419500, 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 (