The Fulbright research grant with FLAD’s support is back for the 2023/2024 school 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 to develop Portugal and gather efforts and strengthen cultural, academic and scientific cooperation between the two countries, is now reinforced with the 4th edition of the Fulbright scholarship for research with the support of FLAD.

The scholarships are intended for master’s students from Portuguese universities that have provided for in their training plan, to conduct a period of research 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.


Degree completed before applying for the grant (average equal to or greater than 14 points, preferably).
Good knowledge of English.
Agreement with the project by the North-American institution.
Agreement with the project by the coordination/direction of the Master’s or the advisor of the Master’s project, if it already exists.

Eligibility conditions:

The only candidates who are considered eligible are if:

They have Portuguese nationality.
They have not previously benefited from a Fulbright Program grant.
They have not resided in the USA for a period of 5 years or more, in the 6 years prior to the date of the open call.
They do not have dual nationality, Portuguese and American.
They do not have a green card in the U.S.
Do not have a valid USA visa between the time of the grant open call and the beginning of the USA stay period.
Be a Master’s student at a Portuguese higher education institution.


Financing of USD $7,000.
Supplementary health and accident insurance during the grant period (ASPE).
Issuance of the necessary documents for the J-1 visa.
Exemption from visa payment.
Guidance before departure to the USA.
Follow-up of the grantee 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 stay of the grant holder in the USA, subject to the availability of funds.
Integration into the global network of Fulbright grantees.


The application period will be open from December 1st 2022 to January 31st 2023.

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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