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 2019-2020 and CIBIO Advanced courses 2019-2020), 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 2020/ 2021
Candidates may apply for the doctoral program either at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) or at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL).
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
1st phase – 01/Jul/2020 to 04/Sept/2020
2nd phase - 02/Dec/2020 to 15/Jan/2021
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto
1st phase – 05/Mar/2020 – 31/Mar/2020
2nd phase - 01/ Jul/ 2020 to 04/ Sept/ 2020
3rd phase - 02/Dec/2020 to 15/Jan/2021
Information on how to apply is available at the institutional websites of FCUP and FCUL. For FCUL applications see more at https://ciencias.ulisboa.pt/pt/candidaturas-1.
Applications for scholarships BIODIV FCUL
There are still no applications for scholarships for the academic year 2020/2021 - See updates here and at the Biodiv Website: http://www.biodiv.pt/applications-to-enroll-the-programme
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 a scholarship the fee is paid by a grant from FCT
Procedures for applications to scholarships will be explained in due time.