Ana Maria S. Balcão Reis Peão da Costa
1500 € per semester until the delivery of the thesis
Applicants that wish to apply for fellowships are encouraged to investigate the various alternatives:
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia usually has doctoral fellowships available for Portuguese students and applicants should apply on their own for these (more information at http://www.fct.mctes.pt ).
The Doctoral Program in Economics gives graduated students in Economics or related areas with a Research Master or equivalent degree, the opportunity to acquire advanced scientific knowledge and develop capabilities required for original theoretical and applied research in this area.
Students should complete one research paper until the end of the first year of the doctoral program. This research paper can be one of the papers that will be part of the doctoral dissertation or an elaborate dissertation proposal and should be conducted under the guidance of the respective doctoral supervisor. Students that studied the two years of course work at the Faculdade de Economia will be able to obtain a Research Master in Economics Degree with this work.
Students should focus on one area in the beginning of their third year and are expected to start research from that moment onwards.
Formal specialized courses will be offered in the first semester of the first year of the research phase. Each student should attend the course that is closest to his/her area of interest under the guidance of the respective advisor.
Specialized workshops will also be organized throughout the year. Research phase students, irrespective of their year, must attend at least one workshop per semester.
At these workshops Faculty, students or visitors present preliminary and completed works as well as surveys of state of the art in particular topics. First year students are expected to present surveys and their research agenda, whereas more advanced students are expected to present research in progress.
The offer of courses and workshops will be decided by the Program Director prior to the beginning of each academic year, taking into account students’ interests and the School’s research capacities.
Note: In the case a doctoral student can not find formal courses in his/her field of research, the training in this field should be provided by the supervisor with the help of the workshop that is closest to this field. For this purpose, the workshop chairperson should coordinate with the supervisor and plan part of the workshop activities to accommodate the specific interests of this student.
Students should have a doctoral dissertation supervisor assigned by the end of the first semester of the first year and are encouraged to enter the research phase already with a proposed topic and a supervisor.
Note: In fact, candidates who already have a supervisor and a topic have a better chance of being admitted to the research phase.
It is up to the supervisor to evaluate a student’s performance at the end of each year. The supervisor may recommend to the Program Director that a student should be discarded from the program. Students are encouraged to complete the research phase in three years and have a maximum of four years to do it. The only exceptions will be in cases of proved illness.
Doctoral candidates are required to attend INOVA research seminars unless they are studying abroad. The Doctor title will only be granted to students who have two full years (4 semesters) of participation in INOVA seminars.
Doctoral candidates should spend at least one academic semester abroad in research activities with the guidance of their supervisor.
Students should register on the program every semester, in the announced timeline, otherwise they will be considered as having abandoned the program.
Registrations in the first semester of the second year for students that have not delivered the research paper as mentioned above will not be accepted.