Through the FCT, the UT Austin|Portugal Program offers doctoral scholarships for PhD students in its program areas. These scholarships are available to students who have been accepted to one of the partner universities in the Program and are either nationals or legal residents of Portugal. Students must have been accepted to an appropriate university before applying.

The scholarship call opens in April of each year. Specific terms and areas of study vary from year to year. To keep apprised of scholarship opportunities, please subscribe to our Colab Square newsletter or watch for announcements both on and the FCT Fellowships and Grants page.

Areas of study funded in previous years have included the following.

Digital Media

  • Audiovisual and Interactive Content Creation (including film and television, interactive music and sound design, participative media for education and culture) 
  • Journalism
  • Technologies
  • Industry, Public and Markets

Advanced Computing

  • Computer Science, namely in methodologies and techniques in High—performance-computing (HPC), distributed/grid computing and large-scale data analysis and management; 
  • Computational Engineering or Science with specific requirements in advanced computing.


  • Algebra and Number Theory;
  • Applied and Numerical Analysis;
  • Analysis and Partial Differential Equations;
  • Geometry and Topology;
  • Optimization;
  • Stochastic Processes and Mathematical Finance;
  • Dynamic Systems.