Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia has released the results of the 2017 Call for PhD Scholarships. A total of 903 PhD scholarships were assigned through this call.
In the 2017 call, 2,760 applications were submitted, of which 2,453 were considered evaluable. There was a 37% success rate; in 2016, the success rate was 33%, and 20% in 2015.
Research grants are grants awarded to researchers to carry out scientific and technological activities in a full commitment regime. The grant allocation process includes several phases between the application and the disclosure of the results. After submission, and after being checked for its admissibility, applications were assessed separately by two researchers recognized in the respective scientific field, using external experts when needed. After the results were published, in July, applicants with unfavourable decisions had 10 days to appeal.
Results by evaluation panel are available here.