The University of Lisbon (UL) and the University of Porto (UP) have a joint Doctoral Programme in 'Biodiversity, Genetics & Evolution' (BIODIV), in the area of Biological Sciences (official document - Deliberação n.º 379/2010).
The programme is organized by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), with the collaboration of the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (cE3c), Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO), Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC) and Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP). These Units develop research of international excellence in Biodiversity, Functional Ecology, Phylogenetics, Evolution, Behaviour, Theoretical Biology, Developmental Biology and Bioinformatics, among other fields, and are equipped with high tech laboratories, as well as a Field Station.
The BIODIV Programme accepts candidates:
- Holding a Master’s, or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences, concluded until the application deadline
- Holding a Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field and an academic and scientific curriculum recognized by the Scientific
Board as sufficient guarantee of ability to successfully complete the course;
- Having a relevant academic, scientific or professional curricuium recognized :by the Scientifíc Board as sufficient guarantee of
abiíity to successfully complete the course
More information at BIODIV’s website.
Candidates should have a BSc (pre-Bologna) or MSc degree in Biology, Environmental studies, Geography or related areas
BIODIV is a graduate programme that leads to the acquisition of a PhD degree in several specialties as indicated in the corresponding plans (for further informations see below). The programme includes a first year with several courses, seminars and laboratory rotations - see cE3c Advanced courses 2022-2023 and CIBIO Advanced courses 2022-2023 - followed by three years of research corresponding to the development of the PhD project and dissertation. The students can take advantage of the resources available in both Universities during the entire period of the programme, though they are registered, and mainly affected in one of the two Universities.
Applications to enroll in the Programme: academic year 2022/ 2023
Candidates may apply for the doctoral program either at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) or at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP).
1st phase - 01/July/2022 to 12/August/2022 (closed)
2nd phase - 02/December/2022 to 13/January/2023 (closed)
2023/2024 phases to be announced soon!
Information on how to apply is available at the institutional websites of FCUL and FCUP
Applications for scholarships BIODIV FCUL
There is a call for PhD scholarships within the 'CEBICNa' consortium' for several programmes, including the Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution doctoral program.
The call is open between February 20 and April 17 2023. See details in cE3c announcement here. Also you can apply here
FCT - Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia
Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO), Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC) and Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (IPATIMUP)
If with an FCT scholarship the fee is paid by FCT
Procedures for the applications to scholarships can be seen in the public notices of the call.