2020 FCT-MPP2030 Call for PhD Grants
The MIT Portugal Program is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 call for FCT-MPP2030 PhD Grants. Candidates must be conducting research in at least one of the four areas of focus for MIT Portugal: Climate Science & Climate Change; Earth Systems: Oceans to Near Space; Digital Transformation in Manufacturing; Sustainable Cities; and Data Science approaches and methodologies applied to the previous areas.
*These are MPP2030-sponsored grants and do not result in an MIT degree*
This call will be hosted under the MIT Portugal Partnership 2030 and the grants to be awarded are FCT PhD Scholarships. Therefore, these scholarships follow the Research Fellowship Holder Statute, in the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships.
Please note, you will need the below items for your application, and it may help to gather them before you begin.
- Your Ciência ID unique identifier (https://www.ciencia-id.pt/)
- An identification document (ID card, passport)
- Official university-issued proof of your degree completion
- Your curriculum vitae (CV/resume), created in CiênciaVitae, saved as a PDF
- Your PhD work plan
- A motivation letter
- The contact information of your host/supervisor
Who can apply?
All individuals who satisfy the requirements specified in the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI), in the Research Fellowship Holder Statute (EBI) and in the Notice of the Call may apply to the 2020 Call for PhD Studentships. Therefore, before you start to prepare your application, read these documents carefully. You may also consult the list of FAQs.
The application platform is hosted by the SlideRoom platform and can be directly accessed here: https://mitportugal.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/54568
To prepare and submit your application, you need to register for a SlideRoom account. When registering, please pay attention to the contact details you list, as they will be used to send you reminders, notifications, results and other communications about the Call for PhD Grants.
To access the application form, please visit the above link and click on the button “Apply Now”. Login to your SlideRoom account or register to begin the application.
You can only register and submit a single application.
The form is entered on the platform and it is always available to view and edit until the due date/ before you submit the application. As soon as you submit your application, you will not be able to un-submit or perform any change.
Proposals will be evaluated by evaluation panels specifically set up for this call, involving experts of acknowledged experience and scientific merit. Applications will be graded using scores from 0 (0,00 minimum score) to 5 (5,00 maximum score), for each of the following three criteria:
A. merit of the applicant;
B. merit of the work plan;
C. merit of the hosting conditions.
The relative weights of three criteria are 40%, 40%, 20%, respectively.
Applicants’ personal curricula will be analyzed in an integrated manner, considering a global view of scientific and professional achievements. Thus, in this assessment it will be important to consider the reference letters (required documents) and the various dimensions of the curriculum that may demonstrate relevant scientific and professional backgrounds. Assessment of the work plan and of the host institution conditions will be based on a duly substantiated assessment decision by the review panel. Applicants will be ranked according to the weighted average of the scores for each three criteria.
|Climate Science & Climate Change||– [chair] Júlia Seixas, UNL|
|Earth Systems: Oceans to Near Space||– [chair] Alexandra Moutinho, IST|
|Digital Transformation in Manufacturing||– [chair] Miguel Nóbrega, UMinho|
|Sustainable Cities||– [chair] Manuel Gameiro da Silva, UCoimbra|
|Data Science||– [chair] Ana Camanho, FEUP|
Can i apply to this call, even if I did apply to FCT’s 2020 Call for PhD Grants?
Yes, you can apply to both as these are non-exclusive calls. Please remember that you need to be focusing on research areas related to MIT Portugal for this specific application.
What if I need help?
Questions related to the application, application form or its filling in should be sent to MPP through the following email address [email protected], referring to “Call for 2020 FCT-MPP2030 PhD Grants” in the message subject. In case you have already started your application, you should also mention its reference, indicating it in the subject of the email: “Call for PhD Grants 2020 – YOUR NAME”. MPP guarantees answers only up to 4 working days before the application submission deadline. We recommend that, before contacting MPP, you should carefully read all the documents related to the Call, including the list of FAQs, available in this page.
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