The Fulbright scholarship for research with the support of FLAD is back for the 2024/2025 academic year. Learn how to apply down below.

FLAD and Fulbright Portugal are long-time partners in supporting study and research in the USA, as well as promoting Portugal as an academic destination for Americans. This relationship, which allows Portugal to develop and join forces and strengthen cultural, academic and scientific cooperation between the two countries, is now reinforced with the 5th edition of the Fulbright scholarship for research with the support of FLAD.

The scholarships are intended for master’s students from Portuguese universities who have foreseen in their training plan, the realization of a research period at a university or research center in the USA, with a maximum duration of 4 months. It includes all areas of study, with funding of $7,000.


  • Bachelor’s degree completed before applying for the scholarship (average equal to or higher than 14, preferably);
  • Good knowledge of English;
  • Agreement with the project by the North American institution;
  • Proof of agreement with the project by the coordination / direction of the Master’s Degree or the supervisor of the Master’s project, if it already exists.

Eligibility conditions:

The only candidates who are considered eligible are if:

  • Have Portuguese nationality;
  • Have not previously received a Fulbright scholarship;
  • Have not resided in the USA for a period of 5 years or more in the 6 years prior to the date of the competition;
  • Do not have dual nationality, Portuguese and American;
  • Do not have a residence permit (green card) in the U.S.;
  • Do not have a valid U.S. visa between the time of the scholarship application and the beginning of the period of stay in the U.S.;
  • Be a Master’s student at a Portuguese higher education institution.


  • Funding of USD $7,000 (seven thousand dollars);
  • Supplementary health and accident insurance during the period of the scholarship (ASPE);
  • Issuance of the necessary documents for the J-1 visa;
  • Exemption from visa payment;
  • Pre-departure orientation to the U.S.;
  • Follow-up of the scholarship holder during the stay in the USA by the Fulbright Commission and the Institute of International Education;
  • Opportunities to participate in seminars and other cultural and scientific activities organized by the Fulbright Program, during the fellow’s stay in the U.S., subject to availability of funds;
  • Integration into the global network of Fulbright grantees.


The application period will be open from 1 December 2023 to 31 January 2024.

Applications are submitted online through the Fulbright portal. For more information about the grant and what documents to attach to the application, please visit this link.

Any questions and/or additional information should be sent by e-mail to

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