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 and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia.

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

Disciplines: Only applications in Dance will be considered

Specializations: Contemporary Dance Technique and Interpretation

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


Grant duration and period

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


Grant activity and affiliation

Grant activity: Teaching / Research

Grant activity includes the development of “Contemporary Dance Technique” (Body Knowledge; Movement) and “Interpretation” (Movement; Space; Interpreters, Performers, Participants; Sound Elements; Scenic Elements) courses syllabus and teaching “Contemporary Dance Technique” classes.

The teaching and research activity is designed for undergraduate students (3rd year) of Dance and aims at developing the students’ physical, technical, artistic and analytical skills.

Activity will take place at the at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon’s School of Dance (ESD-IPL), Department of Dance.

Estimate number of students is 50.

Grant location: Department of Dance, Escola Superior de Dança, 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 Dr. Vanda Nascimento at ESD-IPL, telephone: (+351) 213 244 770 / (+351) 213 244 774, email:

For more information about the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, contact the International Relations Office,



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 (