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CMU Portugal will support up to 12 Ph.D. Candidates to study in Portugal with a research year at CMU

The fourth edition of the CMU Portugal Affiliated Ph.D. Programs, funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), will accept applications from March 25th to May 2nd, 2024 to offer up to 12 Scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The selected candidates will be hosted by a Portuguese University and benefit from a research period at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh of up to one year.

These 12 Ph.D. scholarships are available in selected cutting-edge areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in any Portuguese University and in the following CMU Portugal related areas:

      • Computer Science,
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering, 
      • Engineering and Public Policy,
      • Human-Computer Interaction,
      • Language Technologies,
      • Machine Learning,
      • Mechanical Engineering,
      • Robotics,
      • Societal Computing,
      • Software Engineering

The Affiliated Ph.D. Program aims to strengthen the collaboration between Portuguese higher education institutions and Portuguese companies, encouraging potential candidates to submit applications involving a collaboration with a Company in the work plan.

The scholarships are available on a competitive basis and will fully support the tuition fees plus provide a monthly stipend for up to 4 years, including financial support during the research period at CMU. After the Ph.D. conclusion, candidates will be awarded one degree granted by the Portuguese Host Institution.

The admissions period will run from March 25th, 2024 at 12:00 (GMT) to May 2nd, 2023 at 23:59 (GMT).

To apply please visit the Admissions and Scholarships page on the CMU Portugal website.

The Affiliated Ph.D. Program was launched for the first time in the 2021/22 academic year. The 12 students who entered the program in the 2023/24 academic year were hosted in 5 Portuguese higher education institutions: Universidade da Beira Interior (Faculty of Engineering), Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Lisboa (Técnico), Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA School of Science and Technology) e Universidade do Porto (Faculty of Engineering).

The CMU Portugal Coordination Office will hold an Info Session on April 9th (2 pm Lisbon I 9 am Pittsburgh) to clarify all doubts about this call for applications. Register here. 

For more information about the application process, please visit the Affiliated Ph.D. Program page on our website and the FAQs Page.