Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Portugal


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1 Fulbright/Luso-American Foundation Study/Research Grant

Award Profile:

The Fulbright/Luso-American Foundation Study/Research Grant is designed to give American citizens opportunities for personal development through cultural exchange. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, or a combination of these.


Grant Period:

8 months.

Grants will begin in October through to May.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory on-site orientation in Lisbon at the beginning of their grant period.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. All fields of study are considered.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Portuguese language proficiency is strongly recommended, commensurate with the proposed project, by the beginning of the grant period.

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and are expected to submit letters of support/ affiliation with their applications. Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The students may enroll in courses related to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently living in Portugal are not eligible for consideration.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

www.fulbright.pt

Contact: Dora Reis Arenga, Program Officer, darenga@fulbright.pt


1 Fulbright/Instituto Camoes Study/Research Grant

Award Profile:

The Fulbright/Instituto Camoes Study/Research Grant is designed to give American citizens opportunities for personal development through cultural exchange. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, or a combination of these.


Grant Period:

8 months.

Grants will begin in October through to May.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory on-site orientation in Lisbon at the beginning of their grant period.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. Projects should be in one of the following fields: linguistics, history, contemporary history, sociology, literature, political science, international relations, communication, language teaching pedagogy, 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.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Portuguese language proficiency is strongly recommended, commensurate with the proposed project, by the beginning of the grant period.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliations and are expected to submit letters of support/ affiliation with their applications. Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

The students may enroll in courses related to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently living in Portugal are not eligible for consideration.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

www.fulbright.pt

Contact: Dora Reis Arenga, Program Officer, darenga@fulbright.pt


2 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Award Profile:

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Program aims to strengthen English language instruction and knowledge of the United States in Portugal through the presence of highly motivated native speakers of English.


Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin in October through to June.

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory on-site orientation in Lisbon at the beginning of their grant period.


Candidate Profile:

Applications are welcome from candidates at all degree levels who have completed a bachelor's degree before the start date of the grant. While the assistantship is open to all fields of study, 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.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Portuguese and/or Spanish language proficiency is recommended, though not required. Some study of Portuguese prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Placement Type:

Assistants will be placed in a university by the Portuguese 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.
Assistants may have the opportunity to enroll in Portuguese language courses free of charge.


Ineligibility:

Applicants currently living in Portugal are not eligible for consideration.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

www.fulbright.pt

Contact: Dora Reis Arenga, Program Officer, darenga@fulbright.pt


I am a....

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.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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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.