Grant for Portuguese PhD students who have been accepted at the University of California, Berkeley, in all scientific fields

In order to contribute to the development of the Portuguese scientific and academic community, FLAD, in partnership with the Center of Portuguese Studies of the University of California, Berkeley, will award two grants of $20.000 each to two Portuguese doctoral candidates who have been accepted to UC Berkeley.

The support is intended to finance the first year of studies of these doctoral candidates and will be awarded in equal parts by FLAD and the Pinto-Fialon Fund of the University of California, Berkeley.

Applications for the academic year 2020/2021

Grant Value

The total amount of the grant is worth $ 20.000.00 for each student:

Documentation required:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

The grant will be formalized and paid upon presentation of proof of the PhD student’s enrollment at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • The application period runs until August 31st, 2020.
  • A report shall be sent to FLAD within 90 days after the conclusion of the grant period.
  • The result of the selection will be communicated to the candidates by email until September 10th, 2020.

Applications should be sent to the following email:

Good luck and see you soon!