Call for application to individual doctoral and post-doctoral grants 2010

The IBM Portugal Center for Advanced Studies (IBM CAS Portugal) in Enterprise Engineering and Management - Smart Cities Solutions - aims at being a preeminent applied research center of excellence in Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME), dedicated to foster collaboration amongst academia, industry, government, and IBM Research Laboratories, transfer scientific breakthroughs and innovations into IBM research, products and services, for the benefit of IBM stakeholders, in Portugal and worldwide, and influencing the evolution of education, research, business and government.

The IBM CAS Portugal in cooperation with the University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, selects candidates for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the following Smart Cities Application Areas:

  • Transport and Mobility
  • Health Ecosystem
  • Public e-Government and Education

Support Areas:

  • Services Oriented Architecture
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Cloud Computing

The Center will support and promote 12 projects in those areas. Information about these projects is available at (see Application Form).

1. Call for Application to Grants 2010

In accordance with the Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources  (, the IBM CAS Portugal opens a call for funding of individual grants of the following type:

  • Doctoral Grants (BD)Post-Doctoral Grants (BPD)

These are one-year grants, renewable for up to total of three consecutive years, as long as interim evaluations are positive. The grants cannot be awarded for periods of less than one uninterrupted year.

Requirements: graduation in Engineering, Science, Economy, Mathematics, Psychology, or equivalent experience.

2. Period of the Call

The call will be open from July 1st to September 30th and will include two evaluation cycles. The fist cycle will evaluate all applications sealed before 6pm on August 31st, 2010. The second cycle will evaluate all applications sealed before 6pm on September 30th, 2010.

3. Application

The individual application must be submitted using the Application Form available at the website  (, and sent to

Approved grants may start not before September 20th 2010.

4. Evaluation

The evaluation takes into account the merits of the candidate, and his/her motivation to work in the pre-selected project. Until August 15th (September 30th) the evaluation panel will produce an ordered list of candidates of the first (second) cycle. Pre-selected candidates may have to undergo interview.