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 and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia.

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

Disciplines: Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in Biological SciencesEngineering or Environmental Sciences are preferred.

Specializations: Applications in BiologyEnvironmental Sciences, Natural Sciences or Environmental Engineering, Development of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Strategies and Plans are preferred.

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


Grant Duration and Period

Three months, any time during the academic year, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


Grant Activity and Affiliation

Grant Activity: Teaching / Research

This grant involves scientific consultancy and collaboration to evaluate the information available, prioritize actions and design monitoring programs towards the development of integrated coastal management for the Portuguese continental coast.

Grant Location: Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), Algés, Lisbon, Portugal.

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. The host does not provide assistance in finding housing.

Other: The host institution will provide computer facilities (PC and printer), internet access (wireless) and e-mail, office space and secretarial assistance. Access to laboratories and existing equipment will also be provided if needed.

For questions about qualifications, profiles sought and requests for invitation letters, candidates should contact Dr. Fátima Abrantes, Principal Researcher with Habilitation, email:, telephone: (+351) 213027000.



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 (