Approximately 250 U.S. Scholars and Researchers in a wide variety of academic fields participate in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in Europe.


The Fulbright Intercountry Travel Grant Program offers the possibility of inviting a Fulbright U.S. Scholars to travel to a European country other than that of their placement to present their work.



Applications For Portuguese Host Institutions

Fulbright US Scholars in Portugal and their Portuguese host institutions may explore the list of other U.S. Fulbright grantees in Europe and consider if the host institution would like to invite a U.S. Fulbright scholar from another country.

Portuguese host institutions must apply for this opportunity with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal. Detailed information, the list of US Scholars in Europe, cost-share commitment and application form are available on the “Opportunities for Portuguese Institutions” section of the Commission’s page (in Portuguese): Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grant Program.


Applications For U.S. Scholars in Portugal

If a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Portugal is invited to present a lecture, seminar, workshop or other short term assignment – of up to 5 days – in another European country, they will need to get approval from their host institution in Portugal and also notify the Fulbright Commission in Portugal in order to obtain the contact person at the inviting country Commission.

The inviting Fulbright Commission will arrange for travel between Portugal and that country and the inviting institution will cover all costs related to lodging and meals during the period of stay in that country.

Intercountry Travel Grant Program’s costs are shared between the Fulbright Commissions and inviting higher education institutions. No costs should be charged to the grantee and the Inter-country Travel Grant should not exceed one week.

Applications are open on a rolling basis throughout the academic year but should be submitted at least one month in advance of the intended travel date.

For more information about grants for U.S. Scholars in Portugal, please contact Dora Reis Arenga, US Program Manager (