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Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the UK (PARSUK)

PARSUK – Portuguese Association of Researchers and Students in the United Kingdom – is an independent and non-profit association, without political affiliation. PARSUK was created in 2008 to promote communication within the community of Portuguese researchers and students in the UK. It currently has more than 1500 members. In 2019, FCT and PARSUK signed a protocol to promote the scientific diplomacy between Portugal and the UK, and to establish linkages between the vast network of Portuguese scientists in the UK and our national communities. In particular, it was created a Scientific Council to promote sinergies between institutions, and to interact with governing bodies and the Portugues Embassy in the UK. ​


  • Call for networking actions! Deadline January 31. Access detailed information and related documentation here.
  • Protocol signed on June 2019 valid at least until December 2022.

Relevant Information (according to the PARSUK guidelines)

Research grants (up to 3,000 EUR each) are available to support the establishment and the development of research links between institutions in the UK and Portugal. Each grant should have a total duration between 3 months and 6 months, and may include multiple visits within this period. The Portuguese and UK lead applicants must both have contracts with their home institutions that exceed the lifetime of the grant.

How to Apply and How to Participate

Please consult the webpage dedicated to this call (here). Contacts should be established with the Scientitic Council only via the following email:

Contact at FCT

Rui Munhá
Science Officer
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 7º, Lisboa , 1249-074 Portugal
+351 21 391 1538