Instituto Superior de Agronomia Scholarships 2024 in Portugal

Are you passionate about forest sciences and eager to contribute to innovative research projects? The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) in Lisbon, Portugal, is offering two research scholarships to talented individuals who are keen to make a difference in the field of forest management under global change. Here’s everything you need to know about these exciting opportunities!

Benefits of the Scholarships

  • Monthly Stipend: Each scholarship offers a generous monthly allowance of €1,259.64.
  • Social Insurance: Reimbursement of voluntary social insurance for scholarships lasting six months or more.
  • Research Funding: The scholarships are fully funded by projects within the Center for Forestry Studies at ISA, specifically under the ForChange group.
  • Professional Development: Engage in cutting-edge research and innovation activities, and collaborate with leading experts in the field.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Background: Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Environmental Sciences.
  • Enrollment: Must be enrolled in a course that does not lead to an academic degree.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is required.
  • Specific Experience:
    • For the first scholarship, experience in innovation actions related to post-fire restoration strategies.
    • For the second scholarship, experience in developing fire-resilient landscape designs.

Application Process

Prepare Your Documents: Applicants need to prepare the following documents:

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Copy of qualification certificates
    • Motivation letter
    • Any other supporting documents relevant to the application

Application Submission: Send your application here ( via email to Prof. Jose G. Borges at [email protected]. Ensure your email includes the reference number of the scholarship you are applying for:

    • Reference 1: “BI_Lic4_FIRER-Refª-BL-33-2024”
    • Reference 2: “BI_Lic5_FIRER Refª-BL-33-2024”

Application Deadline: The application period runs from July 4th to July 17th, 2024. Make sure to submit your application by 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon time) on the closing date.

Scholarship Duration and Conditions

  • Duration: Each scholarship is for a period of 12 months, starting in September 2024. The scholarships are non-renewable.
  • Work Plan: The scholarships involve coordinating and developing project tasks, implementing new forest management practices, writing scientific articles, and preparing project meetings.
  • Workplace: The work will be conducted at the Center for Forestry Studies at ISA under the supervision of Professor Dr. José G. Borges.

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