Research scholarships for foreigners

on Portuguese Culture


These study grants are meant for foreign researchers wishing to conduct research in Portugal in the framework of a PhD or for publishing a book on topics related to Portuguese Culture in the fields of:

  • Literature,
  • History,
  • Art History,
  • Musicology,
  • Political Science.

Grant duration

The grants will be awarded for a maximum period of ten months and should be used preferably between September and the end of June. The grants are not renewable.

Eligibility criteria

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation awards study grants in Portugal to foreign post-graduate students.


  • Register
  • Before submitting the application form, please check all of the eligibility criteria and read the regulations
  • Your application will only be accepted once you have filled in the application form and uploaded the documentation requested in the Regulations. Finally, click on the ‘Submit application’ button.
  • To prevent problems in submitting your application, avoid applying in the last few days before the deadline.

Only online applications will be accepted (From February 1st to 28th at GMT)