These awards support student research in Portugal or Portuguese studies, and/or attendance at language and language/culture institute summer programs, and are specifically to defray travel costs to Portugal, including the archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. Travel may be supported to other destinations directly related to research on Portuguese topics, such as travel within North America for research on Portuguese immigrant communities. These grants are open (on a competitive basis) to all full-time Berkeley students, graduate and undergraduate. Any University of California, Berkeley student, regardless of origin, is eligible to apply for these grants. Fluency in Portuguese is not required to receive a grant, but first preference is given to students who are making progress in a course of study in Portuguese. Students in their last year of study are still eligible to apply for study during the summer months immediately following graduation, but preference is given to research leading to a degree. All grant recipients are required to attend an informational meeting (soon after the awards are announced) regarding expectations for their research project, elements more likely to make their project successful, and logistical considerations.
The application deadline is February 28
More information on grants and application forms can be found on the Portuguese Studies Program website.