The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.


Luso-American Foundation awards $10,000 to UMass Dartmouth Summer Program in Portuguese

The UMD Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture announces a $10,000 grant from the Luso-American Foundation of Lisbon for the 17th Annual Summer Program in Portuguese (July 7 - August 6, 2010). The Program offers intensive courses at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, in addition to an undergraduate course on Portuguese-American Literature and a graduate seminar on Globalization and Diaspora in Lusophone Literatures and Cultures. The donation is earmarked for scholarships and other expenses related to the program, including the lecture series and concert series.

To request a scholarship application, please contact Judite Fernandes at 508-999-8255 or