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FCT's "Summer with Science" initiative funds 418 Studentships research initiation


FCT will finance 418 Studentships of initiation to research integrated in 67 programs "Summer with Science" presented by R&D Units, representing a total investment of 190 thousand Euros.

The initiative "Summer with Science" is a special support granted by FCT for scientific and technological research activities in R&D units with a view to enhancing scientific and technological capacity and its relationship with higher education and society. This support aims to stimulate the initiation of scientific activity, thus contributing to the promotion of scientific and technological culture and to the diffusion and dissemination of scientific and technical knowledge among higher education students.

This program supports "Summer with Science" projects for scientific and technological research activities in R&D units, by funding Studentships of research initiation for on-site scientific research activities. This support is aimed at R&D units that have obtained the classification of Good, Very Good or Excellent, awarded by FCT in the evaluation process of R&D Units 2017-2018.

This is the second edition of the Summer with Science initiative, which in 2020 funded 87 actions in 22 institutions and 1175 Studentships of initiation to research and research under the special support promoted in collaboration with the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES).

You can see the list of actions approved for funding here.