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21.10.2016 - Results of FCT 2016 Call for PhD Studentships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships to be published until February 2017
In compliance with the Portuguese Code for Administrative Procedure (article 128, paragraph 2), FCT notifies all interested parties that the deadline for the publication of results of the 2016 Call for PhD Studentships and Postdoctoral Fellowships has been extended until 28 February 2017.
The extension of the original 90 working days period established in the FCT Regulation for Studentships and Fellowships (article 18, paragraph 1) for the dissemination of the Call's results was deemed necessary due to the complexity of the admissibility analysis process underway, which impacts the timings of the scientific evaluation of the applications.
All awarded grants will be paid retroactively, whenever the start date of the work plan is dated between 1 October 2016 and the publication of results, as established in the Notice of Call.

09.06.2016 - Final results of the 2015 call. A total of 1 043 studentships and fellowships were awarded: 447 PhD Studentships; 16 PhD in Industry Studentships; 580 Post-doctoral Fellowships.

  • Evolution of FCT-funded PhD studentships and post-doctoral fellowships in 2012-2015. (pdf)

17.05.2016 - Applications for the 2016 call for PhD Studentships and post-doctoral Fellowships will be open from 15 June to 15 July 2016. See here for all relevant information on this call.

03.12.2015 - Temporary suspension of on-site help desk.
FCT wishes to notify all scholarship and fellowship holders that as of 7 December, the Department for Advanced Training will move into the main FCT building, at 126, Av. D. Carlos I. Due to refurbishment of the future area for the on-site help desk, face-to-face reception of fellowship holders will be temporarily limited to exceptional circumstances, that need to be duly justified. FCT regrets any inconvenience that this suspension may cause to scholarship and fellowship holders, and thanks everyone in advance for their understanding and patience during a process which will certainly lead to better conditions to receive fellowship holders at FCT.
Requests for face-to-face meetings should be made via email, to, with "Request for on-site help desk meeting" in the subject line, in order to allow easy identification of these requests and their quick attendance to.


Through competitive calls FCT grants and administers, directly or indirectly, in cooperation with other agencies, PhD studentships and several types of fellowships according to the applicable Regulations.

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Luísa Ferreira / MCTES