12.01.2016 - Final results of the 2014 call. A total of 941 studentships and fellowships were awarded:
14.07.2015- Results of the 2014 call, after appeals. A total of
935 studentships/fellowships have been recommended for funding: 435 PhD
Studentships; 16 PhD in Industry Studentships; 484 Post-doctoral
1078 PhD Studentships have been approved in 2014 calls: 451 in the annual call + 627 within approved FCT PhD Programmes.
24.11.14 -Information on evaluation sub-criteria is now available.
25.08.14 - In light of several questions raised regarding the eligibility of non-resident foreign nationals to FCT post-doctoral fellowships, FCT clarifies that in the case of fellowships that are directly funded by FCT and which require a PhD, foreign reserchers may also apply, even if non-residents in Portugal, as long as the applications is supported by a Portuguese host institution. Click for the Notice of Call with clarification.
With this call, FCT aims to support the best graduate researchers 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 projects, in Portuguese or foreign research centres.
Post-doctoral Fellowships are available for PhD holders. Fellowships have a maximum duration of six years, upon mid-term approval and budget availability.
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 of three consecutive months.
PhD Studentships in Industry support graduates who wish to carry out research projects in an industry setting, leading to a PhD. Studentships have a maximum duration of four years, and minimum of three consecutive months.
Portuguese citizens, and citizens of EU member states may apply, as well as citizens of other countries, as long as they are resident in Portugal or are citizens of countries with which Portugal has exchange agreements.
Applicants to PhD Studentships, including those in an industry setting need to:
Applicants to post-doctoral fellowships are required to:
Selected applicants will be awarded monthly stipends and supplementary support which may include tuition fees, relocation costs, travel awards and health insurance, when applicable, as detailed in the Regulations.
This call is supported by the national budget of the Ministry of Education and Science and, when applicable, by the European Social Fund within the 2014-2020 EU Strategic Framework.
The call for applications is open from 31 July to 17h00 (Lisbon time) on 30 September 2014.
Applications should be submitted online, via the dedicated platform. Only one proposal per applicant is allowed.
For further information on how to apply and detailed guidance notes, applicants are advised to download the Notice of the Call, the Application Guide, the Evaluation Guide and the Regulations (in Portuguese).
Proposals will be evaluated by evaluation panels, that will be specifically set up for this call, based on the Fields of Science (FOS) areas defined in the Frascati Manual. Applicants will be awarded grades from 1 to 5, for each of the following two, equally weighted criteria: merit of the applicant and quality and achievability of the work programme. Applicants will be ranked according to the weighted average of the scores for each criterium.