Applications for the FLAD Portuguese Archives Grants are open until March 31. This support includes short-term research in any archive or library on national territory.

FLAD Portuguese Archives 2023 research grants are open to faculty and researchers, affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the U.S., who wish to conduct in-person research in Portuguese libraries and archives, regardless of their location and size in Portugal (mainland and islands).

This scholarship program aims to reinforce FLAD’s commitment to the promotion, research and dissemination of documentation and respective contents existing in local, municipal, ministerial and other collections in Portugal (mainland and islands), diversifying the already existing FLAD opportunities, such as short-term research competitions with DGLAB – Torre do Tombo and Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal.

The present Regulation defines the conditions of access to short-term scholarships awarded by FLAD, aimed at research in any area of study and directed at candidates who intend to carry out research in other archives.

Who can apply?

  • Researchers attached to universities and/or research centers in the USA, regardless of their nationality, who are interested in learning about or furthering their knowledge by consulting Portuguese collections that are not available for online consultation.

How long do the scholarships last?

  • Minimum duration of one (1) month and maximum of three (3) months;
  • They should start by December 2023;
  • No applications will be accepted for periods of less than one month.


  • An allowance of 1,400.00 Euros (one thousand, four hundred Euros) per month of scholarship duration, regardless of location in Portugal;
  • Additional payment of 750 euros to subsidize travel-related costs.


Applicants must submit the following documents in Portuguese:

  • CV;
  • Brief biographical note;
  • Description of the study plan and the project it is part of;
  • Document proving the link to the University or Institution the candidate is associated with;
  • Approval document/invitation letter from the host Archive in Portugal;
  • Credentials that support the project and that are of interest for the appraisal of the application.


Once submitted, the applications are evaluated by a jury consisting of professors, academic researchers and professional archivists and by a member appointed by FLAD.

Please see the Call for Proposals FLAD Portuguese Archives Grants 2023 to find out all the details.

If you have questions about the contest or the application process, please send an email to .