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Researchers must be EU nationals or nationals of Associated Countries to FP7, as indicated below, and they must be residing in a Third Country. Third Countries are countries that are neither Member-States nor Associated Countries to FP7:
A French PhD residing in Morocco, an Israeli PhD residing in the USA, a Portuguese PhD residing in Brazil, a Swiss PhD residing in Japan.
Non-European citizens are not eligible for the Programme, except for nationals of Israel and Turkey, because these two countries have signed an Association Agreement with the European Commission regarding their participation in FP7.
Moreover, eligible researchers must be residing and carrying out research work for at least the last 3 years in another Third Country. Third Countries are countries that are neither Member-States nor Associated Countries to FP7.
Examples of third countries are India, USA, Brazil, etc.
Third Countries are countries that are neither Member-States nor Associated Countries to FP7, as indicated below:
EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Associated Countries to FP7: Croatia, FYROM, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Examples for Third Countries are: China, Japan, Morocco, Argentina, Mozambique.
No, you are not eligible because researchers must be residing and carrying out research work for at least the last 3 years in a Third Country, such as the USA.
Yes, you are eligible for this Programme and you should approach research institutions in Portugal.
The following institutions are eligible to apply: R&D institutions of all areas of research accredited by the FCT, possible in partnership with a Higher Education Institutions; Associated Laboratories; State Laboratories; Research performing companies, including SMEs with research capacity; Other public and private research performing institutions duly recognized by the FCT; Private non profit research institutions (see Regulations)
Polytechnic institutions that perform research activities are eligible for the Programme.
In order to be a signatory of a Grant Agreement, the entity must have juridical personality, i.e. have a legal person registration number (NIPC).
Researchers under this contract must, at the deadline of the call, fulfil the following conditions:
No. The supporting documentation that is not required in the electronic form will only be required once the application has been evaluated favorably.
The Statement of Responsibility will only be made available after the submission of the application.
No. The employment contract must be entered into under the requirement of exclusive dedication.
The Contractor Institution establishes the final salaries due in the contracts into which it enters. However, these may not be less than those provided for in the funding granted by the FCT.
Yes. The amount of the funding depends on the applicant’s profile defined under Art. 3 of the Regulations. Candidates of type A (Researchers holding a PhD degree) receive the amount corresponding to index 195 of the Scientific Research Career remuneration statute and candidates of type B (Researchers with 5 or more years of research experience after obtaining their PhD) receive the amount corresponding to index 220 of the Scientific Research Career remuneration statute (see Regulations).
The institution should send, as soon as possible, a certified copy of the contract, in order to FCT to be able to make the first payment.