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19.07.2017 - Results of FCT 2017 Call for PhD Studentships, after evaluation. 900 studentships have been recommended for funding.
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18.07.2017 Evolution of FCT-funded PhD studentships in 2006-2017. (pdf)

01.03.2017 - Applications for the 2017 call for PhD Scholarships will be open from 1 to 31 March, 2017. See here for all relevant information on this call.

31.01.2017 - Results of FCT 2016 Call for PhD Studentships and Post-Doctoral Fellowships, after evaluation
1.200 scholarships have been recommended for funding: 800 PhD scholarships and 400 Post-Doc scholarships
See the results by evaluation panel

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