The scholarship Papers@USA aims to internationalize the scientific knowledge produced in Portugal and support the academic development of participants, supporting researchers in the presentation of papers and communications in the United States.

Requests for support for poster submissions are not considered.

The grant will have a maximum value of 1,200 euros.


Individual applications will be accepted according to the following requirements:

  • Portuguese nationality or resident in Portugal;
  • Have experience with the English language;
  • To be a doctoral student, teacher or researcher from a Portuguese Higher Education institution and/or research center;
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the Portuguese institution to which the candidate is linked;
  • Join the paper (or presentation slides, in case the conference does not require an extended paper), together with its proof of acceptance by the conference organization (if at the time of the application you do not have this document, you can send it up to 30 days after the closing of the open call to
  • The CV to be inserted may not exceed six A4 sheets.

Deadlines for submission of the applications

Applications must be made 4 months before the start date of the U.S. conference for which the participant was accepted. Therefore, the application deadlines for the presentation of papers at conferences in the USA begin at:

  • January 2024: Applications from September 1 to 30, 2023
  • February 2024: Applications from October 1 to 31, 2023
  • March 2024: Applications from November 1 to 30, 2023
  • April 2024: Applications from December 1 to 31, 2023
  • May 2024: Applications from January 1 to 31, 2024
  • June 2024: Applications from February 1 to 29, 2024
  • July 2024: Applications from March 1 to 31, 2024
  • August 2024: Applications from April 1 to 30, 2024
  • September 2024: Applications from May 1 to 31, 2024
  • October 2024: Applications from June 1 to 30, 2024
  • November 2024: Applications from July 1 to 31, 2024
  • December 2024: Applications from August 1 to 31, 2024

The results will be communicated up to 60 days after the deadline of the respective application.

The application must be submitted online.

Apply here.

For more information, please refer to the notice of this contest at this link.