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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 are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

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 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the 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. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

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

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

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

Portugal

Select award for detailed information
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The Fulbright / Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) Open Study/Research Award is designed to give U.S. citizens opportunities for personal development through educational and cultural exchange.

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Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities for Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international students, scholars and researchers. 

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To learn more about Portuguese Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers, visit Study & Research in Portugal.

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The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission Portugal strives to be a collaborative and innovative organization and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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We seek to ensure that all our grants, programs and activities reflect the diversity of U.S. and Portuguese societies and are open to people regardless of their ethnicity, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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We work every day to build a culture of inclusiveness, respect for diversity, and understanding of the many differences that enrich the Fulbright Program.

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Number of Grants: Two or three grants to award.

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Grant period is from October 1 to May 31.

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Grant starting date is October 1 but grantees are expected to travel to Portugal to attend a mandatory orientation in Lisbon, in late September.

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A grantee can extend their stay in Portugal after the grant is complete but must secure a visa and insurance for any additional period of time. Fulbright sponsorship is for 8 months only, no funds or other grant benefits can be extended or transferred to the following academic year. 

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The Commission covers accommodation for grantees placed outside of Lisbon.

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Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates, at all degree levels, who have completed a Bachelor's degree before the start of the grant.

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All fields of study are considered.

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A successful candidate must be able to describe in their application the project's feasibility, objectives, timeline and methodology, the candidate's academic and/or professional excellence, personal motivation, leadership qualities and plans for community engagement while in Portugal.

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The Commission seeks mature, responsible, independent, open-minded and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision and able to adjust to academic, cultural and social settings different from those of their home country.

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Intermediate Portuguese language proficiency is strongly recommended by the beginning date of the grant. However, a higher level of proficiency may be required, commensurate with the proposed study/research project.

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Knowledge of Portuguese language and culture is particularly relevant to promote a deeper engagement with the host community.

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Although the Fulbright Commission does not sponsor Portuguese language and culture classes, we encourage candidates to check with their proposed hosts if such possibility is available at the institution.

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Candidates should include the Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation forms with their online applications.

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Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.

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Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliation and must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their applications. 

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Before beginning their online application, candidates should research their affiliation, taking into consideration the faculty, programs and/or research of relevant departments in a diverse number of institutions, but should also seek information about the institution's location.

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Information about the Portuguese System of Education, Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers in Portugal, as well as information about tuition fees for international students, can be found on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education’s Study & Research in Portugal website.

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Other institutions not listed can still be considered suitable hosts. Candidates should confirm with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal before seeking a letter of invitation.

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No housing allowance is available but grantees should seek assistance in finding housing from their host or the Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates residing in Portugal at the time of the application, or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Portugal.

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Candidates enrolled in a graduate studies program in Portugal at the time of the application or in the subsequent academic year, or candidates who hold a valid visa during that period, are not eligible.

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Dual U.S.-Portuguese citizens are eligible to apply but will only be considered if they don’t have extensive experience in Portugal.

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Fulbright U.S. grantees must apply for a Temporary Stay Visa at the Portuguese Embassy in Washington, D.C., or at one of the Consulates in the United States, before travelling to Portugal.

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For additional information about National Visas or the Portuguese Republic Consular Network in the U.S.A, visit the Diplomatic Portal.

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Fulbright/Luso-American Foundation Open Study/Research Award
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The Fulbright / Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language (Camões, I.P.) Open Study/Research Award is designed to give U.S. citizens opportunities for personal development through educational and cultural exchange.

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Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities for Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international students, scholars and researchers. 

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To learn more about Portuguese Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers, visit Study & Research in Portugal.

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The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission Portugal strives to be a collaborative and innovative organization and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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We seek to ensure that all our grants, programs and activities reflect the diversity of U.S. and Portuguese societies and are open to people regardless of their ethnicity, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Grant period is from October 1 to May 31.

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Grant starting date is October 1 but grantees are expected to travel to Portugal to attend a mandatory orientation in Lisbon, in late September.

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A grantee can extend their stay in Portugal after the grant is complete but must secure a visa and insurance for any additional period of time. Fulbright sponsorship is for 8 months only, no funds or other grant benefits can be extended or transferred to the following academic year. 

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The Fulbright Commission in Portugal hosts a mandatory two-day Orientation Meeting in Lisbon in late September.

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The Commission covers accommodation for grantees placed outside of Lisbon.

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Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates, at all degree levels, who have completed a Bachelor's degree before the start of the grant.

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Projects should be in one of the following fields of study:

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  • Culture
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  • Translation and Interpretation
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  • Learning Evaluation and Certification
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  • Portuguese Language Teaching Pedagogy and Didactic
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  • Distance Education
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  • Linguistics
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  • Literature
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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.

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A successful candidate must be able to describe in their application the project's feasibility, objectives, timeline and methodology, the candidate's academic and/or professional excellence, personal motivation, leadership qualities and plans for community engagement while in Portugal.

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The Commission seeks mature, responsible, independent, open-minded and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision and able to adjust to academic, cultural and social settings different from those of their home country.

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Knowledge of Portuguese language and culture is particularly relevant to promote a deeper engagement with the host community.

\n

Although the Fulbright Commission does not sponsor Portuguese language and culture classes, we encourage candidates to check with their proposed hosts if such possibility is available at the institution.

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Candidates should include the Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation forms with their online applications.

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Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliation and must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their applications. 

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Before beginning their online application, candidates should research their affiliation, taking into consideration the faculty, programs and/or research of relevant departments in a diverse number of institutions, but should also seek information about the institution's location.

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Information about the Portuguese System of Education, Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers in Portugal, as well as information about tuition fees for international students, can be found on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education’s Study & Research in Portugal website.

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Other institutions not listed can still be considered suitable hosts. Candidates should confirm with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal before seeking a letter of invitation.

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No housing allowance is available but grantees should seek assistance in finding housing from their host or the Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates residing in Portugal at the time of the application, or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Portugal.

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Candidates enrolled in a graduate studies program in Portugal at the time of the application or in the subsequent academic year, or candidates who hold a valid visa during that period, are not eligible.

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Dual U.S.-Portuguese citizens are eligible to apply but will only be considered if they don’t have extensive experience in Portugal.

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Fulbright U.S. grantees must apply for a Temporary Stay Visa at the Portuguese Embassy in Washington, D.C., or at one of the Consulates in the United States, before travelling to Portugal.

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For additional information about National Visas or the Portuguese Republic Consular Network in the U.S.A, visit the Diplomatic Portal.

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

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Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities for Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international students, scholars and researchers. 

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To learn more about Portuguese Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers, visit Study & Research in Portugal.

\n

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission Portugal strives to be a collaborative and innovative organization and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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We seek to ensure that all our grants, programs and activities reflect the diversity of U.S. and Portuguese societies and are open to people regardless of their ethnicity, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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We work every day to build a culture of inclusiveness, respect for diversity, and understanding of the many differences that enrich the Fulbright Program.

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Number of Grants: Up to six grants to award, depending on availability of funds.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Grant period is from October 1 to June 30.

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Grant starting date is October 1 but grantees are expected to travel to Portugal to attend a mandatory orientation in Lisbon, in late September.

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A grantee can extend their stay in Portugal after the grant is complete but must secure a visa and insurance for any additional period of time. Fulbright sponsorship is for 9 months only, no funds or other grant benefits can be extended or transferred to the following academic year. 

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The Fulbright Commission in Portugal hosts a mandatory two-day Orientation Meeting in Lisbon in late September.

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The Commission covers accommodation for grantees placed outside of Lisbon.

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Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates, who have completed a Bachelor's degree before the start of the grant.

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While the assistantship is open to all fields of study, preference will be given to candidates with an educational background in the Humanities and demonstrated interest in international education. Previous teaching or tutoring experience is recommended, but not mandatory.

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The Commission seeks mature, responsible, independent, open-minded and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently, in a wide variety of institutional settings all over Portugal. Although placement is at the Higher Education level, ETAs will be assigned to different types of institutions, in large and small communities, with diverse student populations, both Portuguese and international.

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Candidates must have the capacity to adjust to academic, cultural and social settings different from those of their home country, navigate cultural differences and respond to challenges that may arise on a daily basis.

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Because teaching activity should not surpass 16 hours per week, grantees are encouraged to engage in other activities related to their personal, career and/or educational interests.

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This may be an independent study or research project, taking classes at the university, conducting research on topics related to Portuguese language and/or culture, engaging in volunteer activities, or other projects of their interest that do not conflict with their teaching engagement at the host institution.

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The Fulbright ETA is also expected to collaborate with the Fulbright Commission, in outreach and educational advising activities.

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Grantees should plan to spend up to 16 hours per week on their supplementary project. 

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Intermediate Portuguese language proficiency is necessary by the beginning date of the grant. 

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Knowledge of Portuguese language and culture is particularly relevant to promote a deeper engagement outside the classroom, not only with the institution's faculty, staff and students, but also with the local community.

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Candidates should include the Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation forms with their online applications.

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The hosts may offer housing as part of their cost-share commitment, either as an allowance, a room at their residences or an apartment. 

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English Teaching Assistants are placed by the Fulbright Commission at Higher Education Institutions, throughout Portugal, which apply to host Fulbright ETAs on a separate competition.

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Grant activity is diverse and may include:

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  • assisting faculty in planning, preparing and teaching English language classes and tutorials; 
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  • planning and presenting on topics included in study programs;
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  • giving talks and seminars, both in the academic and host communities, on U.S. culture and other topics of current interest;
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  • proofreading and editing English versions of official documents and media content;
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  • providing informal educational advising to local students interested in studying in the United States;
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The host institution will assign a Mentor to the ETA, who will supervise and serve as primary point of contact for the grantee at the institution.

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ETAs are encouraged to contact their Mentors, as soon as they're selected, for further details on their teaching assignment, logistical arrangements (such as housing and meals), and other relevant information about the host institution and local community.

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Candidates residing in Portugal at the time of the application, or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Portugal.

\n

Candidates enrolled in a graduate studies program in Portugal at the time of the application or in the subsequent academic year, or candidates who hold a valid visa during that period, are not eligible.

\n

Dual U.S.-Portuguese citizens are eligible to apply but will only be considered if they don’t have extensive experience in Portugal.

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For additional information about National Visas or the Portuguese Republic Consular Network in the U.S.A, visit the Diplomatic Portal.

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The Fulbright Commission places English Teaching Assistants in Higher Education Institutions, which apply to host Fulbright ETAs on a separate competition.

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Geographic diversity is a deciding factor in the placement so there is no guarantee that an ETA will be placed in Lisbon.

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English Teaching Assistant Award
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The Fulbright Open Study/Research Award with the support of the Azores Regional Government is designed to give U.S. citizens opportunities for personal development through educational and cultural exchange.

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Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities for Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international students, scholars and researchers. 

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To learn more about Portuguese Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers, visit Study & Research in Portugal.

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The Azores Regional Government is committed to support advance training and international educational and scientific cooperation in the region and thus partners with the Fulbright Program to host US Students willing to develop their projects at Azorean institutions.

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The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission strives to be a collaborative and innovative organization and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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We seek to ensure that all our grants, programs and activities reflect the diversity of U.S. and Portuguese societies and are open to people regardless of their ethnicity, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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We work every day to build a culture of inclusiveness, respect for diversity, and understanding of the many differences that enrich the Fulbright Program.

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Grant Length: 8 months.

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Grant period is from October 1 to May 31.

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Grant starting date is October 1 but grantees are expected to travel to Portugal to attend a mandatory orientation in Lisbon, in late September.

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A grantee can extend their stay in Portugal after the grant is complete but must secure a visa and insurance for any additional period of time. Fulbright sponsorship is for 8 months only, no funds or other grant benefits can be extended or transferred to the following academic year. 

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The Fulbright Commission in Portugal hosts a mandatory two-day Orientation Meeting in Lisbon in late September.

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The Commission covers accommodation for grantees placed outside of Lisbon.

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Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates, at all degree levels, who have completed a Bachelor’s degree before the start of the grant.

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All fields of study are considered. These fields are limited to subjects related to the Azores and study or research projects to be carried out at institutions located in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, Portugal.

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A successful candidate must be able to describe in their application the project’s feasibility, objectives, timeline and methodology, the candidate’s academic and/or professional excellence, personal motivation, leadership qualities and plans for community engagement while in Portugal.

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The Commission seeks mature, responsible, independent, open-minded and self-motivated individuals who are capable of working independently with little supervision and able to adjust to academic, cultural and social settings different from those of their home country.

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Intermediate Portuguese language proficiency is strongly recommended by the beginning date of the grant. However, a higher level of proficiency may be required, commensurate with the proposed study/research project.

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Knowledge of Portuguese language and culture is particularly relevant to promote a deeper engagement with the host community.

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Although the Fulbright Commission does not sponsor Portuguese language and culture classes, we encourage candidates to check with their proposed hosts if such possibility is available at the institution.

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Candidates should include the Language Self-Evaluation and Foreign Language Evaluation forms with their online applications.

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Grant Affiliation: any appropriate institution in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, Portugal. (Azores - or Açores, in Portuguese - is an archipelago of nine islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.)

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Grant activity is flexible, and projects may include university coursework, scientific research in a research center, independent library, museum or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, or a combination of graduate study with independent research.

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Fulbright grantees may register as special students, and thus be able to attend courses relevant to their projects but are responsible for the payment of any tuition fees associated.

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Candidates are responsible for arranging their own host affiliation and must submit letters of invitation/affiliation with their applications. 

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When searching online for appropriate institutions, candidates should use preferably the Portuguese spelling of the Archipelago’s name, “Açores”.

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Before beginning their online application, candidates should research their affiliation, taking into consideration Faculty, programs and/or research of relevant Departments, but should also seek information about the institution's location.

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Information about the Portuguese System of Education, Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers in Portugal, as well as information about tuition fees for international students, can be found on the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education’s Study & Research in Portugal website.

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Other institutions not listed can still be considered suitable hosts. Candidates should confirm with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal before seeking a letter of invitation.

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No housing allowance is available but grantees should seek assistance in finding housing from their host or the Fulbright Commission.

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Candidates residing in Portugal at the time of the application, or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Portugal.

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Candidates enrolled in a graduate studies program in Portugal at the time of the application or in the subsequent academic year, or candidates who hold a valid visa during that period, are not eligible.

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Dual U.S.-Portuguese citizens are eligible to apply but will only be considered if they don’t have extensive experience in Portugal.

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Fulbright U.S. grantees must apply for a Temporary Stay Visa at the Portuguese Embassy in Washington, D.C., or at one of the Consulates in the United States, before travelling to Portugal.

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For additional information about National Visas or the Portuguese Republic Consular Network in the U.S.A, visit the Diplomatic Portal.

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Fulbright-Azores Regional Government Study/Research Award