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PhD opportunities in IST, Portugal

Main partner INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO (IST) in Portugal is offering new PhD opportunities.

The Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems – LARSyS, Portugal, opens a call for up to twelve (12) research scholarships, hereinafter referred to as Research Grants for Doctoral Degrees, in the areas of Robotics, Brain and Cognition, Networked Cyber Physical Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems, and Digital Media, under the FCT Research Grant Regulation (RBI) and the Research Fellowship Statute (EBI).

Prospective candidates on the topic of cooperative control and navigation of multiple marine robots are kindly asked to contact in advance Dr. David Cabecinhas at or Dr. Pedro Batista at

Full terms of the call can be found on

Application deadline is July 23rd 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (GMT).

For your information, monthly stipend is roughly 1100 euros and all scholarship holders benefit from personal accident insurance for research activities, supported by FCT ( Foundation for Science and Technology). All scholarship holders who are not covered by any social protection regime can ensure the right to social security by joining the voluntary social insurance regime, under the terms of the Contributory Schemes of the Social Security System, ensuring FCT the charges resulting from contributions under the terms and within the limits provided for article 10º of the Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowship (RBI).