This Regulation, aproved by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and
Technology under Portuguese Law no. 123/99, from April 2, is applied to
the CINTAL fellowships for prosecution of scientif research activities,
technological development or formation connected with this area.
The type of fellowships to be conferred are:
The post-doc fellowships are reserved to candidates that hold a PhD
degree obtained, in Portugal or abroad, in or related scientific area to
that mentioned in the fellowship annoucement.
Research Assistant fellowships
The research assistant fellowships are reserved to graduate candidates
in or related scientific area to that mentioned in the fellowship annoucement.
Research Initiation fellowships
This type of fellowships is reserved to undergraduate with the experience
and motivation required to prosecute the indispensable work under the project
that creates the fellowship position.
Fellowship attribution procedure
CINTAL fellowships are open to portuguese and foreigner citizens.
The call for fellowship applications is advertised at CINTAL and Universidade do Algarve's premises, it will be sent to FCT and advertised in the internet.
The fellowship requests are introduced by means of aa application and shall be followed by the following documentation:
Evaluation of the Candidates
The evaluation of the candidates takes into account their merit and
his/her potential ability to contribute to the prossecution of the project
under consideration. The valuation panel may decide to perform an interview
with the fellowship candidate(s).
Application Results Disclosure
The results of the evaluation will be disclosed on the 30 weekdays after
the deadline for application by means of a written notice.
After the release and communication of the final results the fellowship candidate has 10 weekdays to claim/appeal from this decision to CINTAL
On the 10 weekdays following the grant communication, the fellowship
candidate has to confirm his/her acceptance in writing as well as the grantís
effective starting date previously agreed with CINTAL. The grant starting
will coincide with the signature of the Acceptance Term Form foreseen on
Article 12 of this regulation.
Fellowship Holder Statutes
Acceptance Term Form
The fellowship is confered as a grant, under the conditions of a written
Acceptance Term Form signed in duplicate by the fellowship holder.
The Acceptance Term Form shall hold the following:
Each fellowship holder can only receive the same fellowship type once,
he/she can not simultaneously benefitiate of any other fellowship unless
there is an agreement between the financing institutions.
The duties of the fellowship holder are fulfilled under the exclusiveness regime, in agreement with the article 8 of Portuguese Law no. 123/99, from April 20.
Changes to the Work Programme
Changes to the work programme depend from CINTAL's authorization, it
shall be followed by a report of the coordinator or responsible of the
work of the fellowship holder.
Reference to the Financial Support
All work performed by the fellowship holder must refer to CINTAL's financial
Financial Conditions of the Fellowship
According to the fellowship type and to the fellowship holder's situation, the fellowship may include the following components:
Amounts of the Fellowship Components
The amount of the fellowship components are those of the FCT table according to the following relation:
Periodicity of Payment
The payments due to the fellowship holders are made monthly, through
a bank check or bank transfer.
The fellowship holder benefits of an individual accidents insurance.
The fellowship holder may, upon request, benefit of the Social Security regime under the terms refered on article 6 of Portuguese Law no. 123/99, from April 20.
Cancel and Ending of the Fellowships
The fellowship holder must present, in the next 30 days after
the fellowship ending, a final report of the developed activities, including
the communications and publications that result of the referred activity.
This final report should include a small note of agreement from the fellowship scientific coordinator.
Non-fulfillment of the Objectives
The fellowship holders that do not reach the approved work objectives
or of whom the fellowship was canceled due to serious infringement of his/her
duties by an imputed cause to him/her, may be obliged to refund the amounts
Cancellation of the Fellowship
The missing cases on this regulation are resolved attending to the principles
and rules present on Portuguese Law no. 123/99, from April 20.
Coming into force
The present Regulation comes into force immediately.