It is open from March 1 to March 31 the Call for Awarding PhD Fellowships 2017. 900 Fellowships will be awarded in all areas under this Call.
The opening of Call during the month of March aims to allow applicants to be aware of the results before the beginning of the academic year, so that they can better plan their research. FCT intends that the opening of Call for the attribution of Fellowships doctoral grants will always occur in the first quarter of the year.
The Fellowships doctoral grants are a subsidy awarded to researchers in training to carry out activities of a scientific and technological nature under an exclusive dedication regime, with a view to obtaining a doctoral degree. Research carried out by doctoral researchers, consistent with Decree-Law 57/2016, should assume hiring as the normal bond, so the attribution of Fellowships post-doctoral is not foreseen in this Call. The hiring of doctorate holders is a priority for FCT and will be reflected in the Call of Projects in all scientific domains, whose notice was published on February 24th, in the implementation of DL 57/2016, under which it is expected the opening of more than one thousand Calls to hire doctorate holders to be funded by FCT, and in other scientific employment opportunities that FCT will promote still in 2017.