03.05.13 - FCT invites the scientific community to contribute to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the Research Fellowship Regulations, by sending comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation period ends on 3rd June 2013.
15.03.13 - Results of appeal against administrative processes - 2012 call for PhD studentships and Post-doctoral fellowships
In the 2012 call, 1597 requests for appeal against administrative processes
were analysed and 33 requests granted. Currently, 1186 PhD studentships and
668 Post-doctoral fellowships have been approved. The applicants that wish
to do so have 15 working days to present an appeal against this decision to
FCT’s Council of Directors.
The distribution of applications by scientific domain is available here.
FCT grants through public calls and administers, directly or indirectly, or in cooperation with other agencies, a great variety of fellowships and grants according to the applicable Regulations. Except where otherwise noted, the FCT Department handling fellowships and grants is the Departamento de Formação dos Recursos Humanos em Ciência e Tecnologia (DFRH).
FCT promotes calls for Bolsas de Estágio em Organizações Científicas e Tecnológicas Internacionais (BEST) to support the training of engineers seeking on-the-job training at CERN, ESA and ESO. More information available on Estágios Tecnológicos no CERN, ESA e ESO.
In accordance with a mandate to strengthen scientific organizations and decentralization of the grant awarding process, FCT finances, through R&D projects and units, Bolsas de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica no âmbito de Unidades de I&D and Bolsas de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica no âmbito de Projectos de Investigação respectively. These are handled by the relevant FCT Departments: Departamento de Programas e Projectos de Investigação Cientifica e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (DPP) and Departamento de Suporte à Rede de Instituições Cientificas e Tecnológicas (DSRI) in cooperation with DFRH. Bolsas de Cientista Convidado (BCC) and Bolsas de Integração na Investigação (BII) are handled in a similar fashion.
Institutions can appply at all times for grants open through institutional application, namely Bolsas de Gestão em Ciência e Tecnologia (BGCT). Additionally, a permanent call for Bolsas de Licença Sabática (BSAB) is available to individual applicants.
There are other types of grants not explicitly mentioned in this introductory page. For a full list and description of all grant types see Section I, Chapter II of the Regulations. Legal existence of a grant type does not necessarily imply its current availability.
FCT also supports applications to Marie Curie Actions Fellowships of the 7th Framework Programme. These Grants are not oriented to academic degrees but allow the development of young people for a research career through the Initial Training Networks. We suggest browsing the Euraxess portal.