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Scientific Employment

The Stimulus for Scientific Employment program is an incentive for the hiring of researchers and the development of scientific employment plans and scientific careers by public or private institutions.

This financial support strengthens the national scientific and technological system and promotes employment opportunities for doctors, facilitating the formalisation of scientific employment and contributing to greater national attractiveness for highly qualified young people. They also contribute to the rejuvenation of scientific institutions, attracting more and better scientists and facilitating a framework that stimulates the mobility of researchers.

  • 2552

    running contracts

  • 122 M€

    investment in 2021

  • 21%

    of the total FCT investment

Frequently asked questions on legislation and regulations
  • For contacts with FCT about Scientific Employment use e-mail, forwarding your question to one of the following addresses, depending on the subject.

    Employment Scientific Funding

    Requests for information on the management and monitoring of funding allocated under the doctoral employment programmes.

    Individual Scientific Employment

    For information under the Call Stimulus for Scientific Employment - Individual Support Modality

    Institutional Scientific Employment

    For information under the Call of Stimulus to Scientific Employment - Institutional Support Modality

    Transitional Standard

    For information on the hiring of PhD holders under the Transitional Rule - art. 23 - of Decree-Law 57/2016.