FLAD, in partnership with Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP), is launching the 2023 edition of its short-term research grants program.

This program aims to stimulate the knowledge of Portuguese culture in the U.S., as well as to increase scientific and cultural cooperation and exchange between the two countries. The FLAD-BNP grant is open to researchers affiliated with higher education institutions or research centers in the United States and aims to support research on topics related to Portuguese history, culture and language, based on the collections of Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (BNP).

The BNP and FLAD intend to welcome researchers to provide them with a productive stay in Portugal, giving them the means to develop their work and finance travel and stays.

The fellowships have a minimum duration of one month and a maximum duration of three months and must be started by December 2023.

A monthly allowance of €1,400.00 for each month of the scholarship duration, regardless of location in Portugal, and an additional support of €750,00 to subsidize travel-related costs.

Each candidate must include in the application:

  • Application form, properly filled out;
  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate;
  • Brief biographical note on the candidate;
  • 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;
  • Credentials that support the project and that are of interest for the consideration of the application.

Applications must be submitted in Portuguese and by email to bolsas@bnportugal.gov.pt by March 31, 2023.

Once submitted, applications will be evaluated by a jury made up of representatives from BNP and FLAD.

Applicants will be notified via email of the result by April 30, 2023.

Please see the Call for Proposals Research Fellowship FLAD-Biblioteca Nacional 2023 to find out all the details.

If in doubt contact: bolsas@bnportugal.gov.pt.