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Fellowships Portugal-UK Bilateral Research Fund (BRF) for PhD and PARSUK members


The Bilateral Research Fund (BRF) program, promoted annually by PARSUK (Portuguese Association of Students and Researchers in the United Kingdom), has opened applications for 9 Fellowships research grants, with the support of FCT in conjunction with the British Embassy Lisbon / UK Science and Innovation Network. Applications are open until April 29, 2022, until 5 pm, and the submission is made through this online form.

The Bilateral Research Fund (BRF) program was created in 2020 and aims to support the establishment and development of research links between universities and research institutes in the United Kingdom and Portugal. The initiative seeks to encourage the establishment of new partnerships that can boost collaboration between Portuguese and British research institutions, thus facilitating the transfer of knowledge on advances in science and technology between both countries.

Early career researchers and PARSUK member, based at a research institution in Portugal or the UK, can apply to the Fellowships available. The lead applicant must be based at a research institution in Portugal or the UK, and may have several co-investigators. However, at least one co-investigator must be based in the partner country. For example, if the lead applicant is based at a Portuguese research institution, then one co-investigator must be based at a UK research institution.

The applications that are selected will be awarded a grant of up to 3,000€.

More information at PARSUK