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Studentships and Fellowships

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01.03.2021 - 2021 Call for PhD Research Studentships open. (see news here)

23.02.2021 - FCT updates the value of studentships with effect from 1 January 2021. See here.

14.04.2020 - FCT extends for one more month all the scholarship contracts it directly finances. (see news here)

17.03.2020 - FCT will extend by a month all the scholarship contracts it directly finances. This decision stems from the exceptional measures decreed by the government last March 13, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, which are expected to cause constraints on the research work being carried out on the various scholarship contracts. (see news here)

09.01.2020 - FCT updates the value of studentships. See here.


Advanced Training has a pivotal importance for a National Science and Technology System of excellence with renewed critical mass, rejuvenated and creative. FCT supports advanced training through the awarding, funding and management of different research grants.

Pursuing the aforementioned purpose, FCT annually launches public tenders for the award of research grants for doctoral degrees in all scientific domains, with high levels of competitiveness and the participation of evaluation panels of recognized scientific merit. In order to address the societal challenges in priority scientific areas, FCT celebrates program contracts and protocols to support advanced training with institutions that foster or directly dedicate to scientific research and technological development.

FCT monitors the whole life cycle of the funded scholarships, supporting the fellows during their advanced training course. The funding granted by FCT for advanced training is legally framed by the Research Fellowship Holder Statute and the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships.

Investigadora na UTAD
Luísa Ferreira / MCTES