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2009 Call for
Doctoral Scholarships in the framework of the UTAustin—Portugal Program


In the framework of the UT Austin|Portugal Program, the FCT opens a call for:

  • PhD Scholarships, taking place in Portugal and at University of Texas, at Austin, in the following areas::
    • Digital Media, nas seguintes áreas:
      • Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation (including film and television, interactive music and sound design, participative media for education and culture);
      • Journalism;
      • Technologies;
      • Industry, Public and Markets.
    • Advanced Computing, in the following areas:
      • Computer Science, namely in methodologies and techniques in High—performance-computing (HPC), distributed/grid computing and large-scale data analysis and management;
      • Computational Engineering or Science with specific requirements in advanced computing.
    • Mathematics, in the following areas:
      • Algebra and Number Theory;
      • Applied and Numerical Analysis;
      • Analysis and Partial Differential Equations;
      • Geometry and Topology;
      • Optimization;
      • Stochastic Processes and Mathematical Finance;
      • Dynamic Systems.

Documents required for submission

  • Completed Application Form (in English);
  • Complete résumé with academic and professional experience (in English);
  • Transcripts explicitly indicating the degrees received and the date awarded;
  • Letters of Recommendation; these may be written by professors or employers (in English);
  • Statement of Purpose explaining the reasons why the candidate wants to apply to one of these degrees, the relevance of his/her investigation to society and the objectives of his/her studies (in English);
  • Name and CV of the proposed mentor if available (in English);
  • Proposed work plan draft (in English);
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (optional, to value the application);
  • GRE Scores (optional, to value the application);
  • GRE Mathematics Subject Test Scores (optional, only to value the application in Mathematics).

The scholarship is only given to those candidates that are able to demonstrate that they were accepted on one of the PhD Programs by a Portuguese University involved with the UT Austin|Portugal Program for the different areas.

Scholarships are granted under the conditions stated by the Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação (Lei nº 40/2004, de 18 de Agosto) and in accordance with the Regulamento da Formação Avançada e Qualificação de Recursos Humanos of FCT.

Financial Support

The scholarships are funded by the QREN Portugal 2007-2013 Operational Program Human Potential and by funds from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Call Duration

The call will be open from April 1st 2009 until midnight April 30th 2009 (Lisbon Time).


Application to these scholarships is open to all candidates that comply with the requirements established on Article 17 of the Regulation on Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

The candidates to PhD scholarships who have held the same type of scholarship under other FCT Programs will be limited to a maximum number of years of support. The number of years of support will be a sum of the previous and present scholarship.

Evaluation Criteria

The evaluation of candidates will be based on the merit and motivation of the applicants. The evaluation panel will review the applications, analyze the candidate’s merits and motivations, and produce an ordered list of the accepted applicants.


Regulations are available from

Application submission

The applications should be submitted, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, to or by post to the Program’s address, starting April 1st 2009.

For more information about this call, please visit the Program’s official website ( or direct your questions to the directors of your interest area: (for Digital Media), (for Advanced Computing) or (for Mathematics).

Programa UT Austin-Portugal
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2829-516 CAPARICA

Phone: +351 21 294 78 56
Fax: +351 21 294 78 57