Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Fulbright Award in Communication & Media Studies / Polytechnic of Lisbon

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The School of Communication and Media Studies (ESCS-IPL), known as the premier college in Communications in Portugal, seeks to cover the main strands of Communication taught in Bachelor and Master's degrees. To this end, ESCS counts with the involvement of its nuclear Departments:

  • Department of Audiovisual & Multimedia;
  • Department of Journalism;
  • Department of Advertising & Marketing;
  • Department of Public Relations & Organizational Communication,

The select scholar will research and debate subjects such as Digital Film Production, Business Model Journalism and Digital Strategic Communications.

The Fulbright Scholar from 2020-2021 will be hosted by the Department of Audiovisual & Multimedia:

Program Contents: Digital Film Production (Analysis; Practice Toolkit; Digital Film Operations; Foundations of Story; Audiovisual Design).

Competencies: Learn how to solve problems though a combination of fields and practices. Develop audiovisual products and video productions.

Target: Bachelor and Master's students in Audiovisual and Multimedia.

Number of students involved: approx. 50

Number of teaching hours/week: 6 hours.

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 will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three Months
Grant Dates

Starting dates are flexible: preferred starting months are October (first semester) or March (second semester), as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Film Studies

Video Communication; Screenwriting and Digital Storytelling; Motion Graphics; Digital Film Production.

Special Features

The host will contribute with €750/month for housing expenses and will provide assistance in finding housing. 

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

Number of Grants
One Grant
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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