The Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) opened a call for PhD and Post-Doctoral fellowships. The positions are for up to 4 and 6 years, respectively for PhD and Post-Doctoral applications (tuition fees are covered in the case of PhD fellowships). The selection is done by FCT.
The Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA) welcomes pre-applications until April 28th, 2015.
IA is the most prominent research unit in the field of Astrophysics in Portugal, assembling more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal. IA is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in this area. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.
The research and development effort at the IA includes most of the topics at the forefront of research in Astrophysics and Space Sciences, complemented by work on instrumentation and systems with potential use in Astronomy and Astrophysics.IA activities are structured around three Research Groups
It is considered strategically important for IA to be optimally placed to contribute to the development and exploitation of large projects within the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), besides other international initiatives.Pre-applications should include:
For PhD candidates, applications for work programs with external co-supervision will also be welcome. For further inquires and requests of information please use the contact below or contact directly a potential supervisor in IA.
Each proposal will be reviewed by the selection committee. Following a positive outcome of the pre-selection the candidate may proceed with the submission of her/his application to FCT, with the support of IA. The deadline for submission of applications at the FCT web site is the 11th of May 2015, 17:00 WET (18:00 CET).
All applications must follow the FCT regulations for research grants.
For inquires please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the link at the bottom of this page to submit your application.
9th of April, 2015