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 and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia.

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

Disciplines: Only applications in Film Studies will be considered

Specializations: History of Contemporary American Cinema, Contemporary American Film (Main Trends)

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


Grant duration and period

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


Grant activity and affiliation

Grant activity: Teaching / Research

Grant activity includes the development of “Contemporary American Film (Main Trends)” course syllabus at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC-IPL) Department of Cinema.

The teaching and research activity is designed for undergraduate students of Cinema Studies and aims at the improvement of the students’ competency framework in contemporary American cinematography.

Estimate number of students is 30.

Grant location: Department of Cinema, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

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 computer facilities, internet access and e-mail, office space and secretarial assistance.

Assistance will be provided by Ms. Margarida Saraiva at ESTC External Affairs Office, telephone: (+351) 214 989 444, 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 (