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Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus 2018

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19.03.2019 - After the application period, including their confirmation by R&D institutions, a total of 3 671 applications were received. 59,6% of candidates applied for Junior Researcher, 30,5% for Assistant Researcher, 9,5% for Principal Researcher and 0,4% for Coordinator Researcher.
07.03.2019 - Deadline for Association by host institution has been extended: 21 February to 08 March 2019 - 5 p.m. Lisbon time.
18.01.2019 - Ciência Vitae Guide is available.
17.01.2019 - Evaluation Guide, Application Guide and Application Form are available.
14.12.2018 - The Notice of the Call is available. See the news article.

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Important Dates

  • Applications: 17 January to 20 February 2019, 17:00 (Lisbon time)
  • [NEW] Deadline for Association by host institution has been extended: 21 February to 8 March 2019 - 5 p.m. Lisbon time

The Individual Call is aimed at PhD holders of any nationality or stateless with a background in any scientific area who wish to develop their scientific research or technological development activity in Portugal, integrated into R&D units funded by FCT.

Applicants should indicate the host institution where they will develop their research plan. The selected doctorates are directly hired by the identified host institution, through FCT funding.

The following reference levels are considered:

  1. Junior Researcher PhD holders with limited experience in post-doctoral research or without a scientific curriculum after their PhDs in the scientific area they are applying for.
  2. Assistant Researcher: PhD holders with over 5 years of professional experience, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying, with no requirement to demonstrate their scientific independence.
  3. Principal Researcher: PhD holders with over 5 years of professional experience, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which he/she applies, demonstrating scientific independence over the past 3 years.
  4. Coordinating Researcher: PhD holders with over 5 years of professional experience, holding the title of habilitated or aggregated, with a CV of elevated merit in the scientific area to which they are applying, showing scientific independence and with evidence of leadership in the scientific area to which they are applying.

The call is open from 17 January 2019 until 17:00 (Lisbon time) on 20 February 2019.

Applications are submitted electronically, in English, through the electronic platform to be made available in due course.

For further information about the Individual Support Call, please contact us at info.ec@fct.pt

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Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus 2017