The Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) welcomes pre-applications to the 2014 FCT PhD and pos-doc fellowships program
The Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) will soon issued a call for PhD and Pos-Doc fellowships. The positions are for up to 4 and 6 years, respectively for phD and Pos-Doc applications (tuition fees are covered in the case of PhD fellowships). The selection is done by FCT.
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
Origin and Evolution of Stars and Planets
Galaxies, Cosmology, and the Evolution of the Universe
Instrumentation and Systems
and five Thematic Lines
Towards the detection and characterization of other Earths
Towards a comprehensive study of stars
The assembly history of galaxies resolved in space and time
Unveiling the dynamics of the Universe
Space and Ground Systems and Technologies
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.
IA welcomes pre-applications until September 10th, 2014. The pre-applications should include:
cover letter with a brief description of the candidate’s motivation and an indication of the geographical location (either Porto or Lisbon, or any of these) where the candidate would like to carry out the research work, as well as the name(s) of the supervisor(s), if already defined;
curriculum vitae (up to 4 pages) and complete list of publications (if applicable);
complete list of publications;
brief summary of the research project for Pos-Doc applications only;
name and contact of up to two referees available to provide information about the candidate (to be contacted if necessary).
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.
All applications must follow the FCT regulations for reasearch grants. Please note that these regulations may change for the 2014 call.