Every year, PARSUK promotes exchange opportunities and trainings for Portuguese students and residents in the PALOP to undertake scientific internships.
In numbers, since 2012 we already had:
The Xperience initiative funds scientific internships that ought to take place during the summer in the United Kingdom and with supervision from a PARSUK member.
For whom: Portuguese students undertaking a bachelor or a masters' degree
Hosting organisation: United Kingdom
Type of research: Two grants in all scientific fields
Duration: 4 weeks
Grant: Stipend of 1500€ for scholarship holder; Advisor 250€
Deadlines: Annually; projects to be submitted by advisor between 14th of February and 14th of March 2021; and for students between 28th of March and 18th of April 2021.
The Xpand-PALOP initiative funds scientific internships to researchers from Portuguese-Speaking African Countries, which ought to take place during the summer in the United Kingdom and with supervision from a PARSUK member.
This year, due to COVID-19, this initiative has been put on hold. PARSUK is instead currently working in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to design a training programme to create a network of excellent partners that will help support the next generation of young African researchers.
The Xplore - Academic Development Fund initiative is designed to support PARSUK members to attend scientific conferences or training programmes, either online or in-person.
For whom: PhD students and Post-doc researchers
Location: United Kingdom or internationally
Grant: Expenses are partially supported up to 500€
Deadlines: between 8th of March and 9th of April 2021
Bilateral Research Fund
The Bilateral Research Fund awards research grants to students and researchers for the creation and strengthening of links between Universities and Research Institutes in the United Kingdom and Portugal.
For whom: Researchers at the beginning of their professional career
Hosting organisation: Portugal and the United Kingdom
Type of research: Four grants in all scientific fields
Duration: between 3 and 6 months
Grant: Up to 3000€
Deadlines: Applications open until 17h00 on 16th of March 2021