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Universidade do Minho
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade do Porto
Receiving Applications for the 2016-2016 EDITION:
until September 14, 2016.

How to apply to MAP-fis?

During the application period, you apply online by filling this  Application Form.

If you want to to apply outside the normal application period contact


and mail the documents mentioned below.

  • Copies of academic transcripts;
    • First degree certificate with final grade;
    •  MSc degree certificate with final grade if you have one. If you have not yet completed the MSc but expect to do so before  september 30,   2016 submit a transcript of your grades so far.
    • Certificate of all  curricular units with grades;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Letter of intent  describing why you  wish to enroll in the MAP-fis program;
  • Photocopy of Identity document (passport, citizen card);
  •  Have three reference letters sent to the e-mail above.
This call is governed by the rules set in the formal ERA Careers announcement.

2016/17  edition  dates

  • Applications are open  until the September 14,   2016;
  • Results of applications are announced by October 4;
  • Appeals have to be filed by October 19;
  • The formal registration in the program takes place in the period from 2 to 7 of  November 2016, at  at University of Aveiro (campus de Santiago, Aveiro).

Opportunities for grants

MAP-fis has been considered a program of excellence by FCT, the Portuguese Government Science and Technology funding agency, and has a limited number of grants available. Your MAP-fis application includes the possibility of a grant application.

FCT has an a National Call for PhD grants, open until July 15; check the FCT website  for details

In addition,  MAP-fis a part of the consortium of Doctoral Programs IDPASC , and MAP-fis applicants in the fields of

  • Particle Physics;
  • Astrophysics; 
  • Cosmology
 are also elligible to apply to IDPASC grants. Check the IDPASC web site for details.

If you apply to the FCT national call or the 
IDPASC call for grants, you must still apply
to entry in the MAP-fis Program.

Please visit section on *Fees and financial support* for a more detailed description on research grant opportunities and application.

Questions and further inquiries should be directed to