FCT and LIP agreed to promote a program of PhD grants in high energy physics and related scientific and technological domains relevant for the Portuguese participation at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, CERN.

In 2020, two calls will be opened in February and September and two domains will be considered:

1) Particle and Astroparticle Physics and associated scientific domains;
2) Technologies associated to the Portuguese participation at CERN and their transfer to society.

These grants intend to support PhD thesis with work programs entirely or partially carried out in a national institution (national or mixed scholarships, respectively). PhD studentships will be granted to applicants that fulfil the requirements to join a study cycle that allows to obtain a PhD degree and wish to develop research work in high energy physics or related domains at a Portuguese University and hosted at LIP or at any national R&D centre with a protocol previously established with LIP under the Portugal - CERN PhD Grants Program. More information about the protocol can be found here

This program is integrated in the scope of the IDPASC Doctoral Program in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology.