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Regulation for Scientific Employment has been approved


(English version available soon)

The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education approved the Regulation for Scientific Employment. The regulation will come into force after its publication in Diário da República.

As the support for Scientific Employment is a priority for FCT, under this regulation financial support will be created to stimulate the hiring of new researchers and the development of scientific employment plans and scientific careers by public or private institutions. FCT will thus open two calls for proposals:

  1. Support for the hiring of doctorate researchers in all scientific areas and their insertion in FCT-funded research units and respective host institutions - direct support for the hiring of doctorate researchers, through annual calls promoted by the FCT, in order to facilitate the continuous and systematic integration of new doctorate holders in scientific institutions.
  2. Support for scientific employment plans and the development of scientific careers by higher education institutions, State laboratories and public or private scientific institutions - support for the development of R&D activities, including, among other things, the hiring of researchers with doctorates by scientific institutions, through annual calls for proposals sent to the institutions and promoted by the FCT.

These financial supports strengthen the national scientific and technological system and promote employment opportunities for PhDs, facilitating the formalization 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 to facilitate a framework that stimulates the mobility of researchers.