The final candidates for the R&D@PhD 2nd open call have already been selected. From July 2021, five candidates, chosen by FLAD, will be able to conduct research internships in the USA, in different scientific areas.

Congratulations to the five new FLAD grantees, who will start their research programs in the United States as early as next month, July 2021.

This FLAD opportunity is intended to support doctoral students, in Portuguese institutions, to conduct research internships in the United States, for a period of 4 months or more, in any scientific area.

If you have not applied this year, we have good news, the new edition of this grant for 2022 will include master’s students and junior researchers (with a PhD up to 3 years).

About the Application

The necessary requirements:

  • Portuguese nationality or resident in Portugal;
  • Master students, PhD students, and junior researchers (with a PhD for no longer than 3 years) at Portuguese institutions of higher education and/or research centers;
  • Internship program;
  • Acceptance letter from the US institution, mentioning the internship period of stay;
  • Letter of reference from the Portuguese institution to which the applicant is institutionally bound;
  • Detailed budget of expected costs and the sources of funding applied to finance this internship.

These internships should focus on innovative scientific or technological issues, while also contributing to a greater alignment between Portuguese and American institutions in hope of reinforcing the knowledge network shared by the two countries and thus facilitating the creation of institutional partnerships.

For any questions please contact More information about this grant here.

Congratulations! And good job! 🙂