Open call for candidates

Atualizado: Jan 13


The Individual Call is aimed at PhD holders of any nationality or stateless with a background in any scientific area who wish to develop their scientific research or technological development activity in Portugal, integrated into R&D units funded by FCT.


Applicants should indicate the host institution where they will develop their research plan. The selected doctorates are directly hired by the identified host institution, through FCT funding.


The following reference levels are considered:


  • Junior Researcher: PhD holders for 5 or less years, with limited experience in post-doctoral research or without a scientific curriculum after their PhDs in the scientific area to which they are applying.

  • Assistant Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying, but with limited scientific independence.

  • Principal Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, with a relevant curriculum in the scientific area to which they are applying, demonstrating scientific independence over the past 3 years.

  • Coordinating Researcher: PhD holders for over 5 years, holding the title of habilitado ou agregado in Portugal, with a curriculum of elevated merit in the scientific area to which they are applying, showing scientific independence and with evidence of leadership in the scientific area to which they are applying.


The call is open from 30 January 2020 until 5 p.m. (Lisbon time) on 26 February 2020.

Applications are submitted electronically, in English, through the electronic platform to be made available in due course.

Detailed information can be found at: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/contratacaodoutorados/empregocientifico/ceec_ind_3.phtml.pt

All information about the Programme Stimulus of Scientific Employment - 3rd Edition can be consulted in the page of the Foundation for Science and Technology.

SUBMIT TO DINÂMIA'CET - Iscte

Applications must be submitted until 19 february 2020 by sending aforementioned information to dinamia@iscte-iul.pt

The Subject line should be Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus - 3rd Edition_"NAME OF THE CANDIDATE"

Candidates interested in having DINÂMIA'CET - IUL as a host institution can contact the Unit before FCT form opening date.

In order to participate, candidates are requested to send a full application in English (the form will be available soon at the FCT portal), containing the following elements:


  • Researcher Career Level;

  • Research Plan, including a rigorous selection of the main activities to be developed, expected results and a clear identification of a mission and scientific challenges, to be considered in the framework of one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda);

  • Synopsis of the scientific and curricular path, highlighting the main activities and results obtained in the last 5 years;

  • Curriculum Vitae;

  • Motivation letter, identifying up to two main contributions of the candidate in the last 5 years and the expected main contributions for the next years;

  • Basis for the Research Plan integration in the DINÂMIA'CET - IUL Strategy** and in the Research Group or Thematic Lines, within which it will be conducted.


Applications must be submitted until 19 february 2020 by sending aforementioned information to dinamia@iscte-iul.pt. The Subject line should be Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus - 3rd Edition_NAME OF THE CANDIDATE

Inquiries regarding DINÂMIA'CET - Iscte as a Host Institution are welcome. Candidates may contact us ahead of the indicated opening deadline.

Selected candidates will be notified by DINÂMIA'CET-IUL of our acceptance as host institution.

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* FCT Guide for Writing and Submitting Applications to the Individual Stimulus 3rd Edition (available soon) ** Information regarding the DINAMIA'CET-IUL Strategy can be requested by email (dinamia@iscte-iul.pt)

DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte

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1649-026 Lisboa

T.: (+351) 21 046 4031 | (+351) 210 464 197

E.: dinamia@iscte-iul.pt