PORTUGAL: Fulbright Award in Law / University of Minho

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    Fulbright Commission Portugal
    Social sciences
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees can lecture and research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.


Career Stage: This Award is open to academic only, at any level, except early career. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D., or other terminal degree.

Disciplines: Law.

Specializations: Private Law; Public Law.

Grant Activity: Teaching / Research. The recipient of the grant will be expected to teach the course “Free Seminars” to the LL.M. in European and Transglobal Business Law, giving a United States’ Law perspective. 

Furthermore, the candidate is to engage in the research activities of the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov). JusGov is dedicated to advancing research and scholarship in law by pursuing an innovative research programme and by delivering high quality training for both master and doctoral students. 

The grant recipient should be able to organize and teach two thematic workshops (10 hour each) under the Jusgov’s research scope, aimed at early stage researchers.

Host Institution in Portugal: Universidade do MinhoEscola de Direito, Braga, Portugal.


Stipend: Maintenance allowance of €8,400 (corresponding to 3 monthly allowances of €2,800);

Travel: The Fulbright Commission offers a one-time payment travel allowance, intended as a contribution to international travel between the U.S.A. and Portugal:

  • Travel allowance of €1,100, for scholar;
  • Travel allowance of €1,100, for each dependent travelling with the scholar (round trip travel receipts are mandatory).

Dependents: The Fulbright Commission offers additional funding for dependents who stay with the scholar during the entire period of the grant:

  • A monthly maintenance allowance of €250 per dependent;
  • A monthly tuition allowance of €500 per child, when attending a private school (proof of enrollment is mandatory);
  • A one-time payment allowance of €300 per dependent, to cover for Portuguese language and culture classes (proof of enrollment is mandatory).

Insurance: Accidents and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE).

Housing: The host institution will provide a monthly housing allowance of €750. Host also provides assistance in finding housing).

Other: The host institution will provide computer facilities, internet access and e-mail, office space and secretarial assistance.


Grant Duration: Three months during AY2020/2021. Grant would start in November 2020, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


United States citizenship. Dual U.S.-Portuguese citizens are eligible to apply but will only be considered if they don’t have extensive experience in Portugal.

Candidates residing in Portugal at the time of the application, or any time thereafter, are not eligible for a Fulbright grant to Portugal.


Number of Grants: One Grant.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, September 16, 2019.

Informations: For more information about Fulbright grant opportunities for U.S. Scholars in Portugal, contact U.S. Program Manager, Dora Reis Arenga (darenga@fulbright.pt).

Applications: Applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website: https://awards.cies.org/content/fulbright-award-law-university-minho-0




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