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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Medical Sciences

Western Hemisphere


Award Details
Award Activity

The Universidade de Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) is looking for a scholar to interact with a multidisciplinary group of researchers in Regenerative Medicine, Telemedicine, and Telehealth to develop an international research project and continued collaboration between U.S. and Brazilian research groups. Teaching activities, if any, should not exceed three hours per week. 

Please note that Fulbright Scholars may not engage in activities that require direct patient or clinical contact. 

For further information about this award, please visit the Fulbright Commission website.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to four months; for Flex awards see Flex description
Award Dates

First possible start date: July 1, 2022

Last possible end date: September 30, 2023

Be aware that most institutions take a recess between December and January. For Flex awards, please see the Flex Option section.


The Universidade de Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) in Sao Paulo.

FMUSP is one of three founding schools of the Universidade de Sao Paulo, the largest and most prestigious teaching and research university in Brazil. It is the home of an Academic Health Center, composed of the medical school and eight public hospitals with 2,500 beds distributed over the General Hospital, the Institute for Children and Adolescents, the Institute for Psychiatry, the Institute for Orthopedics and Traumatology, the Heart Institute, the Radiology Institute, the Rehabilitation Institute, and the Cancer Institute.  Over 200 independent research groups are based either at the Medical School or at the Medical Center units, where basic, translational, and clinical researchers work daily.

Flex Option
Flex Description

Flex awards allow the stay to be split into two visits of two months each between July 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023. There must be a period of at least two months between the two in-country stays.

Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Medical Sciences
Areas of Interest

Regenerative Medicine, Telemedicine and Telehealth


Please note that Fulbright Scholars may not engage in activities that require direct patient or clinical contact

Special Features

For the award period, FMUSP will arrange housing at no additional cost for the scholar. It will also provide an English speaking student to help the scholar settle in.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
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
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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