The Fulbright research grant with the support of FLAD is back for the 2021/2022 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 the development of Portugal and the gathering of resources and strengthening of the cultural, academic, and scientific cooperation between the two countries, is now reinforced with the 2nd edition of the Fulbright research grant with the support of FLAD.

It’s four grants designated to master’s students of Portuguese universities that have envisioned in their curriculum, the realization of a research period at a university or research center in the USA, with a maximum duration of 4 months. Includes all areas of study, with the funding of $6.000.


  • Degree completed before applying for the grant (average equal to or greater than 14 points, preferably).
  • Excellent 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 USA.
  • 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 $6,000 (six thousand dollars).
  • 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 between the 1st and 28th of January, 2021.

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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