PhD Fellowship - Paleontology - 2023

We are looking for candidates for a PhD fellowship in paleontology, incorporated at the Department of Earth Sciences of FCT- NOVA, Portugal.

The application is through a competitive call for PhD Fellowships at FCT funding agency (Portugal).

Ideal candidates have a Master degree and one or more scientific publications.

Eligibility: National citizens, citizens of other European Union member states, third-country nationals who hold, valid residence permits in Portugal (up to the date at the start of the scholarship) or who are beneficiaries of long-term resident status, or citizens from countries with which Portugal has entered into reciprocal agreements.

1) Get your documents ready 

  1. Read the call for PhD Fellowships at FCT funding agency (Portugal)
  2. Get your documents ready: bacherlate and master degree diplomas.
  3. Ask for two reference letters. 
  4. If your education was not in a Portuguese institution, the degree and master diplomas needs to be recognized in the Portuguese system. This takes time, prepare it in advance. More info at DGES. This is important.

2) Register on the CIÊNCIA ID platform: CIÊNCIA ID -

The CIÊNCIA ID platform allows you to have access, with only a single account, to the science services which are essential for the submission of your application, namely your curriculum vitae CIÊNCIAVITAE - The CV of the applicants used for the evaluation will be exclusively obtained through this platform.

3) Project 

Contact us and prepare a good scientific project. The research topic can be developed with the candidate. Applications are submitted at MyFCT


Deadline for FCT: March 31st, but please contact us before.

Last update: Feb. 2023