ULISBOA | Fulbright



In the context of a growing interest in exchanges between North American and European institutions, and within the strategic framework of stimulating its internationalization, the Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa) is hosting the Fullbright Satellite Information Centers, whose mission is to provide guidance on services and resources offered by the Fulbright Information Centres, besides forward all information about studies in the United States to these centres.

The Fullbright Satellite Information Centers aim to facilitate access to information about the opportunities offered by ULisboa and the associated application process.

ULisboa’s Satellite Centre offers complete and updated information on:  opportunities for this program, at ULisboa, the education systems in Portugal and in the United States, and about the Fulbright scholarships.

Institutional scholarships

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Scholarships for Portuguese universities to host American teachers/researchers

Areas of study: All areas

The Fulbright Commission covers all costs concerning the collaboration of Fulbright lecturers/researchers, including:
– Travel expenses and monthly salary of the scholarship holder
– Health and accident insurance for the scholarship holder throughout the period of stay
– Follow-up with the scholarship holder during stay

Selection process
American teachers and researchers interested in this program should submit their application, including an invitation letter from the host institution, to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) by August 1st, for a stay during the academic year beginning in the year following the application.

These stays have a fixed duration of 3 months.

The applications received are evaluated by the Fulbright Commission’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for the selection of the scholarship holders.

Portuguese universities interested in participating in this program may take the initiative to contact North American teachers and researchers and, once the activities to be undertaken by the scholarship holder and the period of stay are agreed upon. The portuguese universities shall provide the applicant with an invitation letter.

Fulbright Specialists Program

Development of short-term projects in teaching, consulting and research, carried out by North-American specialists in portuguese institutions (universities, research centres, libraries, museums and ministerial departments).

There are no more vacancies available for 2014. Applications are accepted for projects to be implemented starting on February 2015.

Areas: agriculture, anthropology, archaeology, biology, environmental sciences, documentary sciences, political science, communication and journalism, law, economics, education, engineering, American studies, peace studies and conflict resolution, physics, management, mathematics, urban planning, chemistry, public health, social work, sociology and information technologies.

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Note: Each project is restricted to one country. The applicant must choose a project that will only be implemented in Portugal, and must not imply any movement by the Senior Specialist to other countries throughout the scholarship period.

Possible activities to be undertaken as part of a project:
– Delivering lectures, both at an under- and post-graduate level;
– Organizing or participating in seminars or workshops;
– Collaborating in research projects;
-Participating in special conferences and academic activities;
-Providing counselling on curriculum development projects and training the teaching staff and on academic curriculum or study material development.

The scholarships awarded under this program allow for visiting periods between 14 and 42 days, including travel days.
Scholarships that include several trips – Serial Grants – are also provided for.
The applicable rules are as follows:
A Serial Grant may consist of up to 3 visits, but the total stay cannot exceed 42 days. Each visit has a minimum duration of 14 days. The 3 visits must take place within one year (there may not be more than 12 months between the beginning of the first visit and the conclusion of the final visit). The host institution will cover the costs of international travel for the second and third visits.

Selection process
Step 1 – Applications are preselected by the Fulbright Commission.
Step 2 – Applications are evaluated by the State Department, which must give its final approval.
Step 3 – The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is responsible for the selection of North American Senior Specialists qualified and registered on the data base (Roster) based on the requirements of the institution. Thus, if the institution is searching for a particular Senior Specialist, he must apply to the CIES so that he is integrated into the Roster and become eligible to be selected for the project. In those cases where the institution is not searching for a particular specialist and Roster does not provide a Senior Specialist with the desired profile, the CIES will make the required recruitment in the United States.

The costs of the specialists’ travel and stay will be shared by the Fulbright Program and the Portuguese institution, the latter covering the costs of housing accommodations, food and travel within Portuguese territory.

Projects must be submitted at least four months in advance.


Application form

Financial coparticipation form

Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program

Financial support for Portuguese universities to host American teachers who are in Europe with a Fulbright scholarship in order for them to teach during short-term periods.

Areas of study: all areas

The Fulbright program covers the scholarship holder’s travel and health/accident insurance costs.
The Portuguese institution shall cover the costs of the scholarship holder’s food and housing accommodation expenses during their stay in Portugal.

Portuguese universities interested in participating in this program must consult the list of Fulbright scholarship holders in Europe during the current academic year and fill out the application and financial coparticipation forms, which should be sent by e-mail to  program@fulbright.pt

A pre-selection is made by the Fulbright Commission, after which the application is forwarded for approval to the Fulbright Commission in the country where the scholarship holder is staying. The final decision on the acceptance of the application will depend on the scholarship holder.

Applications from universities which have previously participated in this program will not be granted priority status.


Application form

Financial coparticipation form