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Applications for PhD Grants for  2017-2018 EDITION Opened 
until January 15, 2018.

How to apply to MAP-fis?

Although still conditioned on the submission of documents and budget avalailability, MAP-fis has been authorized by FCT to open a call for 5 PhD grants for first year students.

Applicants must be  either:
a. Registered students in first year of MAP-fis   in the 2017-18 edition;
b. Students who apply to enrollement for remaining vacancies until January 10. There is a non-refundable registration fee of 55€.

If you are in case a. (already registered) you merely have to confirm your application and acceptance of grants regulations in the MAP-fis grant application confirmation form.

If you are in case b. you need to enroll in MAP-fis and at the same time apply for the grants by filling this application form:
You will be asked for the following documents:

  • Copies of academic transcripts;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Letter of intent  describing why you  wish to enroll in the MAP-fis program; This letter should contain a description of the research you would like to carry on in MAP-fis;
  • 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 announcement.

2017/18  edition  dates

  • Applications are open  until the January, 15  2018; unregistered student's have to file their application by January 10.
  • Preliminary results of applications are announced by January 29
  • Applicant's will have 10 working days to file their appeals, in a preliminary hearing.
  • Classes start January 8,  2018, at the University of Porto.

Opportunities for grants

MAP-fis has been considered a program of excellence by FCT, the Portuguese Government Science and Technology funding agency,  It has been funded with grants since 2013. This program has been exceptionally extended one extra year, 2017-18 with 5 PhD grants. 

FCT has an a National Call for PhD grants, which is expected to open in January 2018. Though results take a few months, these  grants can fund students since the beginning of MAP-fis 2017-18 edition (grant can be back payed from January 2018).

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