FLAD has selected 14 candidates who, under the R&D@USA scholarship, will conduct research internships in the U.S. in different scientific areas. This opportunity is intended to support master’s and doctoral students from Portuguese institutions wishing to undertake research internships in the United States in any scientific area, for a period of 4 months or more.

The selected will perform their internships during the second half of 2022. They are:

  • José Paula, Marine Biology, The University of Hawaii (Hawaii)
  • Daniel Oliveira, Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Boston University (Boston)
  • Ana Gonçalves, Psychology, Developmental Medicine Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School (California)
  • António Correia, Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska at Omaha (Nebraska)
  • Pedro Franco, Geography, School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC), Michigan State University (Michigan)
  • Tiago Fernandes, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai (New York)
  • Flávia Martins, Biomedical Engineering Department, Northwestern University (Illinois)
  • João Sousa, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Western Michigan University (Michigan)
  • Ana Franco, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Physiology and Biochemical Engineering, Mayo Clinic (Minnesota)
  • Marta Lacerda, Ethics, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University (Washington DC)
  • Mariana Ribeiro, Geography, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, University of South Carolina
  • Henrique Silva, Computer Engineering, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Massachusetts)
  • Akmaral Suleimenova, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Massachusetts)
  • Catarina Costa, Biomedical Sciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston)

Congratulations to the new FLAD fellows, who begin their research internships in the United States as early as this month.

If you have not applied this year and wish to do so for the 2023 edition, you can consult the information below:

About The Application

The necessary requirements:

  • Portuguese nationality or resident in Portugal;
  • Master students, PhD students, and junior researchers (with a PhD of 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 fatima.fonseca@flad.pt. More information about this program here.

Congratulations! And good job!