Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Award in Marketing, Communication & Media Studies / IPL-Politécnico de Lisboa

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
Activity Type
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Award Start Period
September 2023
May 2024
Award Length
4 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Film/Cinema Studies
Media Studies
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
The applicant can propose any of the listed activities

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

The selected scholar will research and teach subjects such as Marketing, Public Relations, Digital Film Production, Business Model Journalism and Digital Strategic Communications.

Program Contents: Social Media Research (Digital objects and methods); Emergent digital communication practices; Thematic Seminars on Public Relations Strategic Management; Thematic Seminars on Advertising and Marketing; Marketing & Society.

Target: Bachelor and Master students of Public Relations; Master students of Advertising and Marketing

Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Locations Detail

ESCSL-IPL - Escola Superior de Comunicação Social de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Communication and Media Studies), Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon), Lisbon, Portugal

ISCAL-IPL - Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa (Lisbon School of Accounting and Administration), Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa (Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon), Lisbon, Portugal

Award Length and Period

Four Months.

Award dates must be agreed between the candidate and the host institution. Grants can begin anytime during the academic year, between September 2023 and May 2024.

Projects must be completed by August 31, 2024.

Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars from any of these particular areas:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Digital Strategic Communication
Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is optional.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information

Letter of Invitation is optional. If applicants can obtain the letter of invitation, the letter of invitation must express the host's interest in the project and describe the proposed activities and timeline for the project; it must be written in English and printed on institutional letterhead.

Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient.
Additional Comments

For more information about the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, contact the Coordinator of the International Relations Office, Ms. Cristina Marques, Email: cmarques@sp.ipl.pt, Telephone: +351 210 464 762.

Questions about qualifications, profiles sought and requests for invitation letters can be sent to the President of ESCS -IPL (School of Communication and Media Studies), Dr. André Sendin, Email: asendin@escs.ipl.pt, Telephone: +351 217 119 006 AND to the Vice-President of ISCAL-IPL (School of Accounting and Administration), Dr. Pedro Pinheiro, Email: pmpinheiro@iscal.ipl.pt, Telephone: +351 217 984 500 AND Ms. Cristina Marques, Email: cmarques@sp.ipl.pt, Telephone: +351 210 464 762.


Award Allowances

Award allowance is of €11,200 (approx. $12,672), which corresponds to a monthly stipend of €2,800 (approx. $3,168).

Award allowance is paid in a lump sum on the first month of the grant.

(Exchange rate of December 1, 2021)

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

A travel allowance of €1,100 (approx. $1,245), to be paid on the first month of the grant.

(Exchange rate of December 1, 2021)

Additional Dependent Benefits

Funding for dependents who stay with the scholar during the entire period of the grant:

  • Maintenance allowance: monthly allowance of €250 (approx. $283) per dependent, to be paid in a lump sum on the first month of the grant;
  • Travel allowance: €1,100 (approx. $1,245), per dependent, to be paid on the first month of the grant (roundtrip travel receipts are mandatory);
  • Tuition allowance: monthly tuition allowance of €500 (approx. $566) per dependent, when attending a private school, to be paid in a lump sum on the final month of the grant (monthly receipts are mandatory);
  • Portuguese study allowance: €300 (approx. $339) per dependent, when attending private Portuguese language and culture classes, to be paid on the final month of the grant (receipt is mandatory).

(Exchange rate of December 1, 2021)

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Special Award Benefits

The host will contribute with a monthly housing allowance of €750 (approx. $849) and will provide assistance in finding housing. 

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

The selected scholar has the possibility to attend Portuguese Language and Cultures Classes, free of charge, at the host institution.

(Exchange rate of December 1, 2021)

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Over the last decades, Portugal has seen remarkable progress in learning, science and innovation, reflected in the quality of education offered at Portuguese universities. Internationalization and academic mobility are one of the priorities of Portuguese higher education institutions, which are increasingly attractive to a growing number of international scholars and researchers. Warm hospitality, a great climate and an affordable lifestyle also make Portugal an enticing destination.

The academic year starts in mid-September or October, depending on the higher education institution. The fall semester ends in December and the spring semester starts in February and ends in May or June. In general, Portuguese faculty and students have good proficiency of English language; students can speak and understand enough to attend classes taught in English. 

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States of America and Portugal - Fulbright Commission Portugal strives to be a collaborative and innovative organization and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We seek to ensure that all our grants, programs and activities reflect the diversity of U.S. and Portuguese societies and are open to people regardless of their ethnicity, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We work every day to build a culture of inclusiveness, respect for diversity, and understanding of the many differences that enrich the Fulbright Program.

Applicants requiring additional information and support are encouraged to contact U.S. Program Manager, Dora Reis Arenga (darenga@fulbright.pt), prior to submitting an application. Additional information regarding host institutions and details of the individual openings are available from IIE and the Fulbright Commission Portugal (www.fulbright.pt), in Lisbon.

Fulbright U.S. grantees are responsible for obtaining a Temporary Stay Visa to Portugal. The Commission can provide informal assistance but the Portuguese Embassy and Consulates are the sole authorities in matters pertaining to visa issues. Grantees should carefully look into visa information and start the visa application well in advance of travel.

For additional information about National Temporary Stay Visas or the Portuguese Republic's Consular Network in the U.S.A, visit the Diplomatic Portal.


Previous Fulbright Recipients

Prospective applicants can find information about Fulbright U.S. Scholar alumni on the Commission's website: https://www.fulbright.pt/fulbrighters/u-s-grantees/.

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.