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: U.S. Scholar Program.

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: Management; Economics; Finance; Marketing; Accounting; Data Analytics; Human Resources Management; Organizational Behavior.

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


Grant Duration and Period

Three months, starting dates are flexible: preferred starting months are April or May 2021, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


Grant Activity and Affiliation

Grant Activity: Teaching / Research

Grant activity is flexible, depending on scholar’s expertise. Scholars are expected to work on ongoing research projects and give seminars.

Grant Location: ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).

Letter of Invitation: A letter of invitation is optional. Any invitation letter should describe the grant activity and proposed timeline.


Award Benefits

Stipend: Maintenance allowance of €8,400 (corresponding to 3 monthly allowances of €2,800);

Travel: The Fulbright Commission offers a one-time payment travel allowance, intended as a contribution to international travel between the U.S.A. and Portugal:

  • Travel allowance of €1,100, for scholar;
  • Travel allowance of €1,100, for each dependent travelling with the scholar (round trip travel receipts are mandatory).

Dependents: The Fulbright Commission offers additional funding for dependents who stay with the scholar during the entire period of the grant:

  • A monthly maintenance allowance of €250 per dependent;
  • A monthly tuition allowance of €500 per child, when attending a private school (proof of enrollment is mandatory);
  • A one-time payment allowance of €300 per dependent, to cover for Portuguese language and culture classes (proof of enrollment is mandatory).

Insurance: Accidents and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE).

Housing: The host institution will provide a monthly housing allowance of €750; host does not provide assistance in finding housing).

Other: The host will provide office space with access to computer, internet, email and phone. Additionally, BRU-IUL provides technical and administrative support to researchers working within the Unit.

To request letters of invitation, candidates should reach out to BRU-IUL research members.

Business Research Unit Contacts:



Number of Grants: One Grant.

Applications: 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 (