The call for applications for the FCT Contest for PhD Research Grants, 2020 is open up until the 31st of March, 2020 (17.00, Lisbon time). 1,350 grants will be awarded.
In preparation for this contest, an information session will be held for ISEG students on the 9th of March, at 15.00, in room 207, Floor 2, Francesinhas 2. Free entrance.
About the Contest
Applications are submitted electronically, using the designated form, on the myFCT portal.
Each candidate may submit only one application.
The applications are assessed on three assessment criteria:
i) The Merit of the Applicant (40%); the merit of the applicants is assessed based on three sub-criteria: Academic Career, with a weighting of 50%; Personal Curriculum, with a weighting of 40%; a Motivation Letter, with a weighing of 10% of the applicant’s merit;
ii) The merit of the Work Plan (40%);
iii) The merit of the Conditions of the Host Centre (20%).
Supervisors should be involved in the preparation of applications during the contest period.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of motivation and two letters of recommendation.
DOCUMENTS FOR THE CONTEST:
- Call for Applications
- Appendix I of the Call for Applications (Assessment Guide)
- Application Guide
- CIÊNCIAVITAE Guide
- Rules and Regulations
- What has changed?
Applicants are required to upload their updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) on the CIÊNCIAVITAE platform (for this edition, Applicants are required to submit a letter of motivation and two letters of recommendation s on the FCT-SIG or DeGóis platform cannot be used).
For the attribution of the points stipulated in Table 1 of the Call for Applications (Page 7) it is necessary to submit in the application field on the platform the certificates of all degrees, specifying the final grade obtained, together with the conversion of the equivalent Portuguese grades, should they be foreign degrees.
When both the Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates for foreign degrees are not recognised in Portugal, or when the respective final grades are not converted to the equivalent Portuguese grade, a value of zero (A1 = 0) will be assigned for Sub-criterion A1.
For the attribution of the points stipulated in Table 1 of the Call for Applications, it is also obligatory to submit the following documents for each application:
a) Degree certificates, specifying the final grade, and, if possible, the grades obtained for all subjects. For “post-Bologna” degrees, it is obligatory to submit certificates of the 1st and 2nd Study Cycles, or, if the degree was not studied for over two years, the integrated Master’s certificate must be submitted. In the case of “pre-Bologna” degrees, both the Bachelor’s and Master’s certificates must be submitted.
b) In the case of degrees obtained from foreign universities, in order to guarantee equal treatment for all applicants, whether they have Portuguese or foreign degrees, it is obligatory to recognise those degrees and convert the respective final grade to the equivalent Portuguese grade.
The recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas, together with the conversion of the final grade to the equivalent Portuguese grade can be requested from any public university, or from the Directorate-General for Higher Education (the DGES should only be contacted for automatic recognition).
With regards to this last point, it is recommended to consult the DGES portal on: http://www.dges.gov.pt.