The Fulbright Commission is offering a grant to American Professors and Researchers to teach and research at the School of Law of the University of Minho under the Fulbright Program. 

The objective of this mobility is for American teachers to carry out teaching and research activities in the area of Law (Juridical Theory and Jurisprudence) at the School of Law. 

This 3-year protocol will begin in the 2019/2020 academic year and end in 2021/2022. 

The recipient of the grant will be expected to teach the “Seminars in Theory and Philosophy of Law” course of the PhD programme in Legal Sciences. An average of 15 students enroll in this course every year. 

Previously taught topics in this course range from Human Rights Foundations, Law and Literature, Gender Equality and Multiculturalism. Furthermore, the candidate will engage in research activities of the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov).  

Candidate profile

CATEGORY: This award is open to academics only.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have completed a Ph.D., or other terminal degree.

DISCIPLINES: Only applications in Law will be considered.

SPECIALIZATIONS: Legal Theory, Jurisprudence

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: All activity will be in English; additional language proficiency is not required.


Grant duration and period

Three months, starting date is November 2019, as agreed with the Portuguese host institution.


Grant activity and affiliation

GRANT ACTIVITY: Teaching / Research

The recipient of the grant will be expected to teach the course "Seminars in Theory and Philosophy of Law" to the PhD Program in Legal Sciences. An average of 15 students are enrolled in this course every year.

Previously topics taught in this discipline range from Human Rights Foundations, Law and Literature, Gender Equality, Multiculturalism. Furthermore, the candidate is to engage in the research activities of the Research Centre for Justice and Governance (JusGov).

JusGov is dedicated to advance research and scholarship in law by pursuing an innovative research programme and by delivering high quality training for both maser and doctoral students. As part of its mission, Jusgov seeks to explore the role of Law in meeting contemporary societal challenges such as those identified by UN2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in particular the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, the achievement of gender equality, the provision of access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The grant recipient should be able to organize and teach 2 thematic workshop (10 hour each) under the Jusgov's research scope, aimed at early stage researchers.

GRANT LOCATION: Universidade do MinhoEscola de Direito

LETTER OF INVITATION: A letter of invitation is strongly preferred. The invitation letter should describe the grant activity and dates of stay.


Award benefits

STIPEND: €8,400.

TRAVEL ALLOWANCE: €1,100 (for scholar only; includes only flights)

FUNDING FOR DEPENDENTS: €750 for one or two dependents; €1,200 for three or more dependents (must accompany the scholar for at least 80 percent of the grant period).

HEALTH AND ACCIDENTS INSURANCE: Accidents and Sickness Plan for Exchanges (ASPE).

HOUSING ALLOWANCE: €750/month (to be provided by the host; host also provides assistance in finding housing).

OTHER: The host will contribute with €750/month for housing expenses. The host institution will provide computer facilities, internet access and e-mail, office space and secretarial assistance.

Assistance will be provided by Professor Anabela Gonçalves, Vice Dean of the School of Law, email:, telephone: +00351 253601800.

Candidates can also contact the following faculty, for additional information about the School of Law, grant activity and sought profile:

Prof. Clara Calheiros:
Prof. Patricia Jeronimo:
Prof. Joana Aguiar e Silva:


Applications and more Information

Applications must be submitted through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website:

For more information about grants for U.S. Scholars in Portugal, contact Dora Reis Arenga (