The application period for the 5th edition of Call Estímulo ao Emprego Científico Individua (CEEC Individual), of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), begins today, February 3, and runs until 17:00 (Lisbon time) on March 3, 2022. The plan is to hire 400 more doctoral researchers under the Scientific Employment Regulation (REC), and Call is intended for doctorate holders of any nationality or stateless persons holding a degree in any scientific area.
The CEEC Individual is an annual Call that directly supports the hiring of doctoral researchers in all scientific areas who wish to carry out scientific research or technological development in Portugal, in the institutions that make up the National System of Science and Technology (SNCT). In this Call the candidates previously identify in their application the host institution where they will develop their research plan and, those selected, are directly hired by that institution through FCT funding.
Individual ECEC contracts last up to 6 years and are awarded according to four categories:
- Junior Researcher (PhD holders of 5 years or less, with limited post-doctoral research experience in the scientific area applied for);
- Auxiliary Researcher (PhDs with more than 5 and less than 12 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they apply and with limited scientific independence);
- Principal Investigator (PhD holders for more than 12 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they apply, demonstrating some scientific independence in the last 3 years);
- Coordinating Researcher (holders of a doctoral degree in Portugal, with a curriculum of high merit in the scientific area to which they apply, demonstrating scientific independence and with evidence of leadership in that scientific area).
In the four editions already concluded, through CEEC Individual, FCT has already awarded a total of 1500 contracts to Ph.D. researchers, which will increase to 1900 after the conclusion of this new Call that is now starting.
More information at Call.