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2010 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:
    • Advanced Digital Media, in the following areas:
      • Production of Audiovisual and Interactive Content,
      • Technology,
      • Journalism,
      • Industry, Publics, and Markets.
    • 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;
      • Dynamical Systems.

Documents required for application submission

  • Application Form;
  • Complete Résumé with academic and professional experience;
  • Transcripts; degrees awarded and their dates are required;
  • A minimum of 2 letters of Recommendation; these may be written by professors or employers;
  • 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;
  • Proposed work plan draft;
  • Name and CV of the proposed advisor (if available);
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (optional, to enhance the application);
  • GRE Scores (optional, to enhance the application).

The scholarship will only be awarded to the candidates that are able to prove that they were accepted in one of the PhD Programs of a Portuguese University involved with the UT Austin|Portugal Program in the corresponding area.

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

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 15th 2010 until midnight May 15th 2010 (Lisbon Time).

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.


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 which will be a sum of the years in both scholarships.


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 motivation, and produce an ordered list of the accepted applicants.

Regulations are available at

Entrega de candidaturas

The applications should be submitted, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, online to or by post to the Program’s address, starting April 15th 2010.

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

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

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