The Faculty of Fine Arts welcomes doctoral researchers, Portuguese and foreign, to conduct post-doctoral programs. The work plans are established in direct connection with the Faculty’s academic activities and its Research Centres. The postdoctoral programme involves carrying out an advanced supervised scientific research project.
The work plans are established in direct connection with the teaching activities of the Faculty and its Research Centres.
The conclusion of the post-doctoral program grants a certificate issued by the Faculty.
Who can apply
Are accepted as candidates for the postdoctoral programme:
- Holders of a doctoral degree or legal equivalent;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, conferred following a 3rd study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to this Process;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as fulfilling the objectives of the doctoral degree by the Post-Graduate Studies Commission.
Approval of applications for a postdoctoral programme is given on an individual basis by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, based on the proposal submitted by the candidate, on their academic, scientific and artistic curriculum and on the scientific opinion of the professor or doctoral researcher who will be supervising the work.
The post-doctoral programme is framed in one of the Faculty’s Research Centres and carried out in one of its research lines and, whenever possible, should be articulated with ongoing projects.
Each post-doctoral programme has a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum duration of 6 years.
The post-doctoral programme must be supervised by a professor or doctoral researcher from the Faculty of Fine Arts, a specialist in the area of research to be developed and who is an integrated member of one of the Faculty’s research and development units.
In duly justified cases, the Postgraduate Studies Committee may appoint, in addition to the supervisor, a maximum of two co-supervisors, professors or researchers with a doctoral degree, or specialists in the field of the research to be carried out, who are recognized as suitable by the Committee.
Documents required for application
The application process for a Post-Doctorate requires the presentation of the following documents:
- Document proving ownership of the academic degree of PhD;
- Updated Curriculum Vitae, including published or duly documented work;
- Research project, with the following indications: title of the research; abstract; objectives; state of the art; development; bibliography; work plan with calendar. It should also indicate the Section of the Centre for Research and Studies in Fine Arts (CIEBA) in which the research work will be housed and its line of research;
- Document of acceptance of post-doctoral work supervision (with scientific opinion on the research project to be developed) issued by a professor or PhD researcher of the Faculty of Fine Arts, who is an integrated member of one of the Faculty’s research and development units;
- Identity card/citizen card or passport.
Legalization of foreign documents
If you have completed your academic degree abroad and have not previously applied for registration, equivalence or recognition in Portugal, in order to apply for the Post-Doctorate Programme, you should request the legalisation of your doctoral certificate by the Portuguese consular services or embassies with headquarters in the country to which the qualification relates.
In the same way, and if the country in which the degree was completed has adhered to the Convention Relating to the Abolition of the Requirement to Legalize Foreign Public Acts, concluded in The Hague on the 5th October 1961, the certificate may alternatively be authenticated through the Apostille to the Hague Convention.
Certificates issued in European Union member countries are exempt from this legalisation requirement.
Should the documents not be in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish or Italian, they must be translated into one of these languages by a translator recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic representation in the country where the document was issued. Likewise, the following entities may perform and certify translations: notaries; consulate in Portugal of the country where the document was issued and a suitable translator; registrars of any Registry Office; registrars; lawyers and solicitors.
The following non-refundable application fees are charged for the submission of the application
Online application > EUR 50
In-person application > 75 EUR
How to apply
The simplest and quickest way! Before applying online to the Post-Doctoral Programme we ask you to read carefully the instructions below. If you have any doubts in submitting your application, do not hesitate to contact the Academic Services of the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Before you initiate your on-line application to the course please read carefully the instructions below. For questions regarding the submission of your application do not hesitate to contact the Faculty’s Academic Services
- To make your online application, you must access the Fenix system and authenticate with the data of your Campus@ULisboa account. If you have lost access to your Campus@ULisboa account, you can make the recovery here
- If you haven’t attended any course at Faculdade de Belas-Artes and have no Campus@ULisboa account, you must necessarily carry out a pre-registration in Fenix application here
- After accessing the application, you must select the Applications tab. Next, you must create your application by choosing the regime and the course. After these steps, you must fill the requested data in the electronic form.
- All the documents required for the application process must be attached in digital format.
- The online application will become valid only after payment of the application fee. For that purpose, an ATM payment reference is made available (only usable under the Portuguese banking system). It is also possible to make the payment by credit/debit card. If the payment is not made until the indicated deadline, the application will be canceled.
- The non-submission of the required documents, or the incorrect presentation (e.g., Illegible document, not legalized foreign document, etc.) will invalidate the application. The candidate will be informed of this fact by the Fenix platform or by e-mail.
- Errors or omissions in filling out the electronic application form, or in carrying out the application process, are the sole responsibility of the candidate.
Important Note: There have been some problems sending messages for pre-registration to addresses with the following domains: @netcabo.pt; @hotmail.com; @vodafone.pt. As the reason for the delivery failures is unrelated to ULisboa, if your email is from one of these domains, we inform you that we cannot guarantee that the notifications of the application process will be delivered on time.
The application will be subsequently evaluated by the Faculty’s Postgraduate Studies Committee, and the interested party will be informed of the decision via email. In case of admission, it will be conditioned to the presentation in the Academic Services of the original (or certified copy) of the certificate proving the academic degree, during the indicated deadline.
Presentially at the Academic Services
You may present your application in person at the Academic Services of the Faculty during their normal opening hours and bring all the required documents with you.
The application to a postdoctoral programme can be made at any time during the academic year.
In order to allow for the evaluation by the Postgraduate Studies Committee, the application should be submitted at least 6o days prior to the proposed period for the beginning of the postdoctoral programme work.
At the end of the postgraduate program, the Postgraduate Studies Committee will make a qualitative evaluation based on a report written by the postdoctoral researcher and on the opinions of the supervising professor or researcher and of the Scientific Committee of CIEBA, or of the head of the section of the research and development unit of the Faculty that hosts the project.
The elements indicated must be submitted by the post-doctoral researcher to the Postgraduate Studies Committee within 60 days after the end of the post-doctoral programme.
The postdoctoral report must, with the necessary adaptations, follow the Faculty’s graphic standards for the presentation of theses.
The report, accompanied by the indicated opinions, is delivered to the Academic Services, and the file should include two paper copies of the report and one digital copy, in a non-editable format.
The Postgraduate Studies Committee may determine that a public exam be held, in which the postdoctoral researcher will present the report and the results of the research.
Once the evaluation is concluded, its final result is expressed by the formulas Refused or Approved.
The successful completion of the programme gives rise to the award of a certificate of completion of a post-doctoral programme in Fine Arts, upon request by the interested party.
For detailed information about the post-doctoral programme, we recommend consulting the Faculty of Fine Arts Postgraduate Studies Regulations (Chapter V).