Application guidelines

The formalization of the application for the PhD grant should be made through a letter addressed to the PIUDHist Director, stating the understanding and acceptance of the applicable conditions and rules of the FCT Research Grants Regulation. The application must be accompanied by the following elements:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Academic transcripts and legal proofs of the diplomas and degrees awarded (that must be recognized in Portugal);
  • Copy of ID;
  • A photo;
  • Letter of intent stating the reasons and the motivations for choosing PIUDHIST;
  • Outline of doctoral dissertation project (title and objectives, max. 1000 words);
  • Papers and publications, including master’s dissertation (pdf format);
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Both the formalization letter as well as the above mentioned  documentation should be sent to the Instituto de Ciências Sociais of the University of Lisbon (with the reference “Concurso de Bolsas de Doutoramento, Edital n.º 37/2017″) to the e-mail secretario.piudh@ics.ulisboa.pt or to the address Avenida Professor Aníbal de Bettencourt, 9 – 1600-189 LISBOA


The selection and evaluation of applications will be carried out by a jury composed of the PIUDHist Directive Board, chaired by its Director, who will evaluate the merits of the candidates and produce an orderly list based on the following criteria and parameters:

  • Classification of degree: 10 %
  • Rating Masters: 25%
  • Experience and ability to develop advanced research: 35%
  • Motivation letter, interview and project abstract: 30%