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MAP-fis Fees

The annual fee is 2750€ per academic year. MAP-fis,  FCT and IDPASC grants include the program fees, payed directly to the institution. 

If you are financing yourself, it is usually possible to pay the annual fees in two or three installments.

Research Grants / Scholarships

  • MAP-fis grants

Portugal's Science Funding Agency, FCT,  launched a competitive call for doctoral programs at the beginning of 2013. MAP-fis has been awarded a number of PhD grants for the next 4 editions. This program has been extended for one year and MAP-fis is expected to have 5 phD grants. A formal call for these grants awaits FCT authorization, and will be published in this site and in ERA Carears,  probably  before the deadline for applications to MAP-fis,

The grant covers the tuition fees, payed directly to the Universities, in addition to monthly stipendThe regulations and values  for these grants are the same as for FCT grants.

  • FCT PhD grants (BD)

In addition to the Program Grants, applicants may apply to  FCT anual  call for regular PhD grants (referenced as BDs). The call for 2018 is expected to open in January.  The application is made online  and requires previous registration with FCT. Please refer to FCT website for dates and instructions on how to apply. These grants will take some months to be decided, but can finance students since their date of registrations with MAP-fis (back payed from January 2018)

  • IDPASC PhD grants

MAP-fis is part of a consortium of doctoral programs,  IDPASC,  dedicated to the areas of Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. Students of MAp-fis intending to carry their work in these areas are elligible do IDPASC grants.

Check the IDPASC web site for details.

Although accumulation of grants is obviously not allowed, MAP-fis applicants are encouraged to to apply to these alternative possibilities of financing.

In contrast with MAP-fis Program grants, FCT applications require indication of a supervisor and of a detailed work plan. Contact us if you need assistance concerning this matter. You may also contact directly researchers in the MAP-fis research centers to inquire about their interest in your collaboration.

  • FCT industrial partnership grants (BDE)

This possibility is open permanently. It is possible to apply directly to FCT for a PhD research grant involving an industrial partner. You will need a supervisor from MAP-fis, a company interested in supporting you and a research project that is of interest to all parties and suitable for a PhD. The value of a BDE grant is the same as the BD grants, but half of which is paid by the company involved in the research project. Please visit the FCT and ADI websites for more information on these scholarships.

  • Grants from Research Centres and projects

A number of faculty members participate in either National or European research projects. They are also members of research centres and laboratories. Many research projects and research institutions have their own funds for research grants. These opportunities have to be worked out case by case, but we expect to post soon a number of opportunities offered to MAP-fis candidates. Please refer to Research projects grants link.

Funding Institutions

FCT: http://www.fct.mctes.pt/pt/apoios/bolsas

IDPASC: http://www.idpasc.lip.pt/

ADI: http://www.adi.pt/BDE.htm