The fourth edition of the ChemMat PhD program will start in February 2018.

There are on average 5 (five) ChemMat PhD grants available for each edition of the program (total of 20 grants for 4 editions), but students funded from other sources can also apply to the ChemMat.

The calls for theChemMat PhD grants open only in specific dates.

Candidates interested in the fourth  edition ChemMat PhD grant, where up to 8 grants will be available,  should apply from October 15th   to December 5th, 2017.

ChemMat PhD grants The ChemMat PhD grants are for four consecutive years and, subject to the FCT rules, and currently include:

- a monthly salary of 980 € (tax free); – a subsidy for students coming from outside Portugal; – annual co-payment for registration, tuition or fees; – short duration visits at foreign research laboratories/centres; – rotation laboratories (at Portuguese institutions located in different towns); – a subsidy for presentation of works in scientific meetings.

Other grants

Students funded from any other sources (external to FCT and/or ChemMat ) are also welcome to apply to ChemMat .

Other grants may eventually become available through the research centres/Institutions associated with the ChemMat programme and the respective research projects.

Additional student support

IST provides, via its Student Assistance Office (NAPE), general logistical and practical support to students.

IST has also its own Medical and Psychological Assistance Services (SMAP).

Both IST and the ChemMat can offer administrative support to the students requiring a visa to study in Portugal, but the visa application can only be submitted to the Portuguese Embassy / Consulate after admission to the ChemMat . The time required for the visa to be issued is variable and, in some cases, can exceed two months.

ChemMat is a partnership between different research units in three different Universities: Instituto Superior Técnico (proponent institution). Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Coimbra. Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares (C2TN). Centro de Química Física Molecular (CQFM). Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE). Instituto de Telecomunicações-Lisboa (IT Lisboa).
ChemMat is a PhD programme in Materials Chemistry with emphasis on optic electric and magnetic functionalities. It aims at providing advanced education and training in Chemistry including on advanced preparative tools, with a deep knowledge of electrical optical and magnetic properties of materials in order to address the most recent challenges in the development of advanced materials with emphasis on nanostructured and multifunctional materials.