Grant for Portuguese students accepted at the University of California, Berkeley, to develop research within the scope of P.h.Ds programs 

In order to contribute to the development of the Portuguese scientific and academic community, FLAD in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, awards a grant to Portuguese doctoral students who wish to develop their P.h.D. research thesis at UC Berkeley.

Applicants must be doctoral students from Portuguese universities who have already been accepted at the University of California, Berkeley, to develop their research.

Applications for the academic year 2020/2021

  • The grant will benefit a Portuguese student included in a P.h.D. program at a Portuguese university
  • All scientific fields are considered
  • This contest is for the 2020/2021 academic year, and the stay at UC Berkeley can start from January 2021
  • The length of stay at UC Berkeley can range from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months

Grant Value

  • The grant has a total value of $10.000
  • $5.000 will be made available directly by FLAD to the grantee
  • $5.000 is intended to cover the University of California, Berkeley’s fees for obtaining a visa and access to the University’s academic structure
  • This amount does not include health insurance

Documentation required:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • CV
  • Description of the intended study plan (maximum 3 pages)
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation of the Portuguese institution to which the student is linked too
  • Letter of acceptance from the University of California, Berkeley as Visiting Researcher
  • The budget of stay and indication of other sources of funding and approved amounts


  • The application period is open until September 30th, 2020
  • The result of the selection will be communicated to applicants by e-mail by October 15th, 2020
  • Within 90 days after the completion of the grant period, a report shall be sent to FLAD

Applications should be sent to the following email:

Good luck and see you soon!