Gulbenkian Research Scholarships on Portuguese Culture for Foreigners

Scholarships for non-Portuguese researchers who reside abroad and wish to conduct research in Portugal on topics of Portuguese Culture, in the field of Humanities.



The scholarships will support research carried out in Portugal, in the fields of literature, history and art history, with the aim of publishing a scientific paper, a publication or part of a publication, an academic thesis or part of an academic thesis.

Eligibility Conditions

The call is aimed at non-Portuguese doctoral students and senior researchers who reside abroad and wish to conduct research in Portugal.

The scholarship

The scholarship includes:

a) A monthly allowance in accordance with the following:

  • Doctoral student: 1,250€
  • Senior researcher: 2,000€

b) A one-time payment of 1,000€ for travel and installation expenses.

c) Personal accident insurance during travel.

The scholarships will be awarded for a minimum period of 2 months and up to a maximum period of ten months, non-renewable, to be used in the academic year 2024/2025.

How to apply

We only accept online applications.

You need to register before applying.

Please read the “Requirements, Criteria and Conditions” document available in the documents section above before applying.

Your application will only be valid after all the mandatory fields of the application form are complete and the mandatory documents are uploaded. 

At the end click on the “Submit” button. We strongly advise candidates not to wait until the last few days before applying.


E-mail: [email protected]

Updated on 24 november 2023

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