Stimulus of Scientific Employment – Individual Support

Strengthening scientific employment in Portugal is central to the evolution of the Portuguese science based innovation and growth strategy, and requires specific stimulus in the form of a financial support to encourage hiring new researchers and promoting scientific and academic employment, thereby providing institutional rejuvenation while providing an appropriate professional context for scientists.

The Stimulus of Scientific Employment - individual support call is aimed at providing individual support for contracting researchers holding a PhD degree in any scientific area, for a period of 6 years. The candidates can be of any nationality and should correspond to highly motivated scientists seeking to develop, carry out and coordinate research in Portuguese research units financed by FCT – host institutions of their choice.

Who Can apply

Researchers of any nationality and any age may apply to one of four categories:

• Junior researcher: Ph.D. holders with limited post-doctoral experience in the scientific area of application;
• Assistant researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and limited scientific independence;
• Principal researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, with relevant experience in the scientific area of application and demonstrating scientific independence for the last 3 years;
• Coordinating researcher: Ph.D. holders with more than 5 years of post-doctoral research, holders of a title of agregação or habilitação, with relevant experience and demonstrating scientific independence and recognized leadership in the scientific area of application.

Information may be requested via email to info.ec@fct.pt