The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) launched the special support “Summer with Science”, whose applications take place until 17:00 (Lisbon time) of 26 June 2020.
This special support has the purpose of financing scholarships and training plans that seeks to encourage classroom activities of students, teachers, and researchers, within the scope of the development of innovative solutions associated with the Economic and Social Stabilization Program (PEES), in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
These integrated face-to-face R&D and higher education initiatives that “Summer with Science” aims to stimulate through the development of “Summer Schools” in Polytechnics and Universities in the country are embodied in:
- New support from FCT, for R&D scholarships destined to classroom training and research activities in Polytechnics and Universities, of students and young people in close articulation with R&D units and with the possibility of internships in public or private institutions;
- Extension by DGES, in the form of aid, of school social action scholarships, active in 2019/20, for classroom training and research activities of scholarship holders in Polytechnics and Universities, in close articulation with R&D units and / or with the possibility of internships in public or private institutions.
Proposals can consist of “Summer Schools” in all areas of knowledge, in conjunction with public and private institutions, and must be quickly implemented, with a horizon of 3 months of development time.
This support is intended for students and young people who meet the conditions to be scholarship holders for initiation to research or research (articles 5 and 6 of the FCT scholarship Regulation) as well as students with scholarships for school social action. It also covers higher education institutions and their institutes, State Laboratories and other public research institutions, scientific societies or non-profit scientific associations, public or private non-profit institutions, or business entities in partnership with research institutions.