FCT Call for PhD grants 2018 – CRIA as host institution

CRIA – Centre for Research in Anthropology – welcomes applications in the field of Anthropology and other close social sciences as the host institution for individual doctoral scholarships awarded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) in the 2018 PhD Studentship call.

CRIA is a leading Portuguese research unit in Anthropology and allied sciences, associated with four public universities – ISCTE-IUL, NOVA FCSH, FCT-UC, UMinho. It currently hosts 178 research fellows, mostly university lecturers and professors, post-graduate research fellows and others. The combined four universities prove CRIA with unique, and overarching, resources and facilities to support research and training both at national and international level.

CRIA’s research activities stems from four main research groups (RG), allowing for satellite research agendas to be incorporated. The RG are: 1) Circulation and Place-making, 2) Environment, Sustainability and Ethnography, 3) Governance, Policies and Livelihoods, 4) Practices and Policies of Culture. CRIA also hosts several thematic lines and smaller groups devoted to specific topics: visual cultures and arts; health; Islamic contexts; informal resources, State and social capital; religion. For more information, please visit:  http://cria.org.pt/

If you wish to consider CRIA as your host institution:

  • As soon as possible, send an email to ana.carrapato@cria.org.pt, indicating only that you will apply for the CRIA as host institution;


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The proposals will be examined and CRIA’s decision will be communicated to candidates on March 15th, through the e-mail address provided in the form.

PhD applicants having obtained previous degrees from a non-Portuguese University: it will be necessary to register the degree in a Portuguese institution (in Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior or in a Public University: http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt, and add the registration document to the application form.

Information about the FCT 2018 Call for PhD Studentships, whose deadline is March 28th 2018 (17:00, Lisbon hour): https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/concursos/individuais2018.phtml.en