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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Award in Communication & Media Studies / Polytechnic of Lisbon

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award 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. ESCS includes these Departments:

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

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

The Fulbright Scholar from 2022-2023 will be hosted by the Department of Public Relations & Organizational Communication and Department of Advertising & Marketing:

Programs 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 students of Public Relations; Master students of Advertising and Marketing; and Master students of Public Relations.

Number of students involved: approximately 80.

Number of teaching hours/week: 6 to 12 hours.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three Months
Award 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
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Film/Cinema Studies
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

  • Public Relations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Digital Strategic Communication (main trends)
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.

Application Deadline
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.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

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
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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