Call for applications – FCT PhD Scholarships

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IHC application deadline: 28 February 2019
6 March 2019
FCT application deadline: 28 March 2019
Institute of Contemporary History (IHC)


FCT PhD Scholarships 2019


The IHC, with facilities at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities (Lisbon) and at the University of Évora, welcomes applications, as host institution, from PhD students interested in applying to an FCT PhD Scholarship, granted by the Portuguese science agency.

Joining the IHC means to be a member of a multicultural, creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged environment that gathers more than 300 researchers. As a modern and contemporary history research unit working on a broad range of themes, we regularly collaborate with the media, museums, archives, city councils, and high schools.

Several of our reasearchers and professors are involved in various PhD Programmes at the NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, namely in History, Anthropology, Gender Studies, Modern Literature and Culture, and Globalisation Studies; and in the PhD Programme in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Évora. We’re also very interested in hosting students that wish to apply digital humanities tools to their research plan.

Candidates should present their proposal accounting for the IHC’s research topics and the conditions put forth the notice of the call. Please send the following documents to Ricardo Castro, via the email

1. Curriculum vitae;
2. Cover letter explaining your motivation to join the IHC and your prospective supervisor (max. 5000 characters);
3. Title and summary of your research plan (max. 5000 characters).



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Institute of Contemporary History
Av. Berna, 26 C 1069-061 LISBOA
 Tel.: +351 21 7908300 ext. 1545


Monday to Friday
10.00h - 13.00h / 14.00h - 18.00h


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