Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Portugal

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1 Fulbright/Luso-American Foundation Study/Research Grant

Language:

Proficiency in Portuguese commensurate with the proposed study is required by the beginning date of the grant.


Grant period:

8 months, October through May, beginning with a mandatory on-site orientation.


Candidate profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels.


Affiliation:

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and are encouraged to submit letters of support with their applications. Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these.


1 Fulbright/Instituto Camoes Study/Research Grant

Candidate profile:

Candidates at all degree levels will be considered in one of the following fields: linguistics, history, contemporary history, sociology, literature, political science, international relations, communications, language teaching pedagogy and didactics, fine arts, performing arts and distance education. These fields are limited to subjects related to Portuguese Language and Culture and preference will be given to projects that are especially relevant to Portuguese-American cultural relations.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Portugal are not eligible.


Grant period:

8 months, October through May, beginning with a mandatory on-site orientation.


Dependents:

No dependent support is available.


Website:

www.fulbright.pt


2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Language:

Applicants should be native-speakers of English. Knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish is an advantage.  Assistants will be given the opportunity to enroll in Portuguese language courses free of charge.


Grant period:

9 months, October to June, beginning with a mandatory orientation in Lisbon.


Candidate profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels. Preference will be given to applicants with an educational background in the humanities. Previous teaching experience is recommended, but not mandatory. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in working with international students.


Ineligibility:

Candidates currently residing in Portugal are not eligible.


Nature of assignment:

Assistants will be placed in a university by the Luso-American Fulbright Commission. The host university will tailor the assistantship to its needs and to the assistant’s interests and abilities. Activities may include: 1) assisting in classroom tutorials; 2) providing educational advising to local students interested in studying in the United States; and, 3) giving presentations related to American studies in English at community organizations.


Dependents:

No dependent support is available.


Website:

www.fulbright.pt


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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.