Call for Applications for PhD graduates 2021

Polar2E – The University of Lisbon College on Polar and Extreme Environments opens a call for expressions of interest for PhD graduates to apply for the FCT Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus – 4th Edition. Polar2E is the new interdisciplinary ULISBOA College, joining the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, the ISCSP – Social and Political Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences, the IST-Técnico, with researchers from various research centres from the University of Lisbon.

We are accepting applications on Polar and/or Extreme Environment research under the following Polar2E Strategical Areas:

– Biogeochemistry of extreme environments,
– Changes in Polar marine ecosystems,
– Climate modelling,
– Cryosphere / Permafrost,
– Polar and extreme ecosystems,
– Remote sensing,
– Social and Political Sciences,
– Space environment,
– Sustainable architecture in extreme environments.

Other topics may be accepted, if within the scope of Polar2E (

The applications will be pre-evaluated by the research centres of Polar2E for assessing the possibilities for support and integration as host institution. For this initial step, candidates must submit until 29 January 2021 to the Board of Directors of Polar2E the following documents: 1) a short cv with key publications, 2) a summary of the research plan (max 5,000 characters) and 3) a motivation letter, indicating the reference level to which will be applying (Junior, Assistant, Principal or Coordinating Researcher). 

After the acceptance at the host research centre, the candidates must submit the full application to the FCT Call until the 26 February 2021, following the guidelines* available at:

*Please note that the English version of the guidelines is not yet available at the FCT site, but last years’ call may give you an overview of previous guidelines:

Send you application to