What is the Fulbright U.S. Scholar All Disciplines Award?
It is an opportunity for U.S. college or university faculty, artists, and professionals to lecture and/or conduct research in various academic and professional fields in Brazil. In addition to developing a project at a Brazilian institution, U.S. Scholars will build new connections and advance knowledge in their area.
How many awards does the Fulbright Commission in Brazil offer in this competition?
We offer up to 30 awards with full maintenance benefits for the grantee. The award can total two, three, or four months long; two- or four-month awards can be split into equal segments.
What can U.S. Scholars do during their grant?
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing.
- Teach graduate and undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing.
- Conduct a professional and artistic project.
What are the requirements to be a U.S. Scholar in Brazil?
- Being a U.S. citizen.
- Holding a Ph.D. or other terminal degree.
- Presenting a letter of invitation from a Brazilian institution.
- No Portuguese proficiency is needed.
How much is the financial aid?
- US$ 5,000 net monthly stipend to cover all maintenance expenses.
- Travel allowance for one international round-trip of U$ 1,500 or US$ 2,400 for two international round-trip tickets if the scholar applies for a flex award.
- Accident and sickness coverage
Are there other benefits?
- General administrative support from the Fulbright Commission in Brazil.
- Explore Brazil with the giant alumni network and current Fulbrighters countrywide.
- During the grant period, U.S. Scholars may apply for a short-term regional travel grant for activities in eligible countries of the Western Hemisphere.
What else should I know before starting my application?
- Brazil welcomes applicants with no previous experience in the country and at any career level: early, mid-career, and senior candidates.
- There is no need to have advanced skills in Portuguese. In most cases, English will be sufficient.
- Applicants can propose an appropriate host institution.
- Award start dates can be from July 2025 through May 2026.
- The awards can total two, three, or four months long; two- or four-month awards can be split into equal segments of 1+1 months or 2+2 months. Split awards are known as Flex Awards. For additional information, please see the Flex description below.
- Brazilian-American dual citizens are not eligible for this award.
What is a Flex Award?
Flex awards allow the stay to be split into two visits of one or two months each between July 1, 2025, and September 30, 2026. There must be at least two months between the two in-country stays. Flex candidates can propose two host institutions in different parts of Brazil, one for each visit, provided that the activities in each site are part of the same project.
When is the deadline for applications?
The deadline for applications for the 2025-2026 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program All Disciplines is September 16, 2024, at 5 pm EST.
How can I learn more about the application process?
The Institute of International Education – IIE handles all application stages. Please check their website.
Did you know that?
Through the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education – CAPES, the Brazilian government funds the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program All Disciplines.
Check out this video if you are a U.S. scholar and want to learn about award details and benefits.
King Chung, Ph.D. U.S. Scholar 2019, Universidade de São Paulo
Fulbright provided me with a truly rewarding and once-in-a-life-time opportunity to see the natural beauty of Brazil, to live like locals, to develop long-lasting friendship and research collaborations. Highly recommended!Saiba mais
Ben Okeke, Ph.D. U.S. Scholar 2019, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Researching and interacting with students and faculty at the collaborating and host institutions, and the community, were impactful, productive and exciting academic and cultural experiences. The Western Hemisphere Regional Travel provided collaboration opportunity.Saiba mais
Elizabeth Trejos, Ph.D. U.S. Scholar 2018, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa
Working and learning together with dedicated community professionals, practitioners and faculty from State University of Ponta Grossa was transformative, humbling, and reassured my passion to advance the lives of vulnerable youth.Saiba mais
Thomas Griggs, Ph.D. U.S. Scholar 2018, Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
My experience as a Fulbright Distinguished Teaching fellow at the Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri (UFVJM) was nothing short of life-changing for me. It has opened many new doors for me in my career.