The MIT Portugal Program open a call to award 10 PhD Research Grants to be funded by FCT.
Within the scope of the pursuit of a public policy for advanced training based on research with social relevance, the MIT Portugal Program(MPP) opens a Call for granting PhD studentships in the strategic area of the MPP of Climate Science & Climate Change, under the FCT Research Fellowship Regulation (RBI; abbreviation in Portuguese) and the Research Grant Holder Statute (EBI; abbreviation in Portuguese).
Candidates already enrolled in a PhD Program or candidates who satisfy the required conditions to enroll in a Doctoral Program of a Portuguese University, and who intend to develop research activities leading to the achievement of a Doctor degree.
The call is open between February 22, 2023 and March 22, 2023, 5 pm (Lisbon time)
The applications and supporting documents for the candidacy listed in the Notice must be submitted, mandatorily, through the digital platform (see Import Links)
Can apply for this call:
- National citizens or citizens of other member states of the European Union;
- Citizens of third States;
- Stateless persons;
- Citizens enjoying political refugee status.
To apply for the Doctoral Research Scholarship it is necessary to:
- Hold a Graduate (licenciatura) or Master’s degree;
- Live in Portugal permanently and habitually, if the work plan associated with the scholarship is partially carried out in a foreign institution (mixed scholarships), a requirement applicable to both nationals and foreigners;
- Not having benefited from a PhD scholarship or a PhD studentship in industry directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration;
- Not having a PhD degree
The remaining admissibility requirements must be consulted in the Notice of the Call.
The assessment takes into account the candidate's merit, the merit of the work plan and the merit of the hosting conditions. Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-20 in each of the following evaluation criteria:
- Criterion A - Candidate's merit
- Criterion B - Merit of the Work Plan
- Criterion C - Merit of Host Conditions
The relative weights of three criteria are 40%, 40%, 20%, respectively.
For tie-breaking purposes, candidates will be ranked according to the scores assigned to each of the evaluation criteria in the following order of precedence: criterion A, criterion B, and criterion C.
Candidates whose application is evaluated with a final score of less than 14 points are not eligible for a scholarship.
The studentships will be financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol signed between FCT and the MIT Portugal Program (under the responsibility of University of Minho).
The studentships awarded under this call will be financed by the FCT with funds from the State Budget and, when eligible, with funds from the European Social Fund, through the Demography, Qualifications and Inclusion Program (PDQI, in Portuguese), in accordance with the regulations established for this purpose.
Selected applicants will have monthly allowances and supplementary support, according to the established in the Regulation (RBI), which may include tuition fees, support for complementary training activities or presentation of work at scientific meetings, personal accident insurance and, when applicable, travel and relocation costs.
Information about the call, namely questions related to the application procedure or the application form, may be requested through the e-mail address: email@example.com