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.


FLAD Scholarships for Portuguese-American Writers--The International Literary Program in Lisbon, Summer 2011


The Scholarship deadline of January 31 is fast approaching! Apply now for full scholarships to the Dzanc Books DISQUIET: The International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Scholarships provide North American writers of Portuguese descent airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the program June 19 - July 1, 2011. Scholarship winners will have the opportunity to take Frank X. Gaspar’s workshop Writing the Luso Experience in Lisbon.

Full details can be found at


The Dzanc DISQUIET ILP (in partnership with the Centro Nacional de Cultura and Fundação Luso-Americana and in collaboration with CETAPS-FCSH the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies atUniversidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon) offers two weeks of writing workshops and lectures, discussions on the craft of writing, and immersion in Portuguese literature and culture with some of North America’s, Portugal’s, and the world’s finest writers, including:

In addition to the scholarships available for writers of Luso descent funded through our partner, the Luso-American Development Foundation, we also offer the International Literary Award, judged by Chris Abani. Information at the same link above.