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Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus - 4th Edition

Concurso Estímulo ao Emprego Científico Individual - 4.ª Edição

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28.09.2021 - The Final List of applications admitted and not admitted to the CEEC- Individual Call – 4th Edition has been published. Candidates may submit a complaint until 11:59 p.m. of 20 October 2021.

02.08.2021 - Provisional List of applications admitted and not admitted to the CEEC- Individual Call – 4th Edition has been published. Non-admitted candidates now have the opportunity to pronounce in a prior hearing, being able to add supporting documentation to the comments presented, on the MyFCT Portal, until 11h59 p.m. on 16 August 2021.

16.03.2021 - Notice - Postponement of submission deadline for the association of the host institutions with each individual application. New deadline: until 5 April 2021, 5 p.m. (Lisbon time).

15.02.2021 - Nota informativa - A FCT informa que os prazos para a submissão de candidaturas dos grandes Concursos anuais vão ser cumpridos, de acordo com os anúncios feitos atempadamente no momento de divulgação dos respetivos editais dos concursos. (ver notícia)

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Important Dates

  • Applications: 29 January to 26 February 2021, 5 p.m. (Lisbon time)
  • Period for the association of the host institutions to each individual application: 1 March to 5 April 2021, 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.

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 for 5 or less years, with limited experience in post-doctoral research or without a scientific curriculum after their PhDs in the scientific area to which they are applying.
  2. Assistant Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying, but with limited scientific independence.
  3. Principal Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying, demonstrating scientific independence for the past 3 years.
  4. Coordinating Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, holding the title of habilitado ou agregado in Portugal, with a curriculum 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 29 January de 2021 until 26 February 2021, 5 p.m. (Lisbon time)

The period for the association of the host institution to each individual application is from 1 March until 5 April 2021, 5 p.m (Lisbon time)

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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