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Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus - 5th Edition

Concurso Estímulo ao Emprego Científico Individual - 5.ª Edição

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Important Dates

  • Applications: 3 February to 3 March 2022, 5 p.m. (Lisbon time)
  • Period for the association of the host institutions to each individual application: 4 March to 29 March 2022, 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 post-doctoral research experience in the scientific area of the application.
  2. Assistant Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years and up to 12 years, with relevant curriculum in the scientific area of the application, and with limited scientific independence.
  3. Principal Researcher: PhD holders for over 12 years with relevant curriculum in the scientific area of the application, demonstrating some scientific independence for the last 3 years.
  4. Coordinating Researcher: PhD holders of a title of agregação or habilitação in Portugal, with a curriculum of high merit and demonstrating scientific independence and leadership in the scientific area of the application.

The call is open from 3 February 2022 until 3 March 2022, 5 p.m. (Lisbon time).

The period for the association of the host institution to each individual application is from 4 March 2022 until 29 March 2022, 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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