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21.01.2015 - Final results of the 2013 call. A total of 957 studentships and fellowships were awarded:
18.08.14 - Results after Appeals of the 2013 Call for PhD Studentships and Post-doctoral Fellowships (in Portuguese). 951 studentships/fellowships have been approved in the 2013 call: 440 PhD Studentships, 18 PhD in Industry Studentships and 493 Post-doctoral Fellowships.
Considering that the Notice and the Evaluation Guide of the 2013
Call for Individual PhD Studentships, PhD Studentships in Industry and
Post-doctoral Fellowships include criteria that require that
applicants provide proof of obtaining the appropriate academic degree by
"the end of the call", and, furthermore, that "the end of the call" is
ambiguous and has raised several questions, FCT wishes to make the
Lisbon, 6 August 2013
With this call, FCT aims to support the best graduate investigators who wish to pursue research leading to a PhD degree, in any scientific domain, and the most creative post-doctoral researchers in pursuing cutting-edge research, in Portuguese or foreign research centres.
Post-doctoral Fellowships are available for PhD holders, to carry out advanced research projects. Fellowships have a maximum duration of six years, pending mid-term approval and available budget.
PhD Studentships support research projects of graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies. Studentships have a maximum duration of four years, and minimum requirement of three consecutive months' award.
PhD Studentships in Industry support graduates who wish to carry out research projects leading to a PhD, in an industry setting. Studentships have a maximum duration of four years, and minimum requirement of three consecutive months' award.
Read the Notice of Call of this call.
Besides the general requirements above, specific eligibility criteria apply.
Applicants to PhD Studentships, including those in an industry setting should:
Applicants to post-doctoral fellowships are required to have completed their PhD at the time of call closing date.
Further information on eligibility requirements may be found in the Notice of the Call and in the Regulations.
Selected applicants will be awarded monthly stipends and supplementary support which may include tuition fees, relocation costs, travel awards and health insurance, when applicable.
PhD Studentship and post-doctoral fellowship stipends and the specific complementary support that is awarded for each type of studentships/fellowship are detailed in the Regulations.
This call is supported by the national budget of the Ministry of Education and Science and, when applicable, by the Programa Operacional Potencial Humano (POPH), of the QREN framework, within the European Social Fund of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
The call for applications is open from 29 July 2013 to 17h00 (Lisbon time) on 23 September 2013.
Applications should be submitted online, via the dedicated platform. Only online applications will be accepted.
Only one proposal per applicant is allowed.
For further information please download the Application Guide (in Portuguese) and the Evaluation Guide (in Portuguese).
Proposals will be evaluated by independent reviewers, grouped in research area-specific evaluation panels. Applicants will be awarded grades, from 1 to 5, for each of the following criteria: merit of the applicant, quality of the work programme and quality of the host institution.
The information on this page does not replace or override any requirements set forth in the Regulations or the Notice of Call and the Regulations.