Research Grant (BI), for the conduct of R&D activities by a PhD student @ Catarina Homem Lab (SAI/2022/08)


There is an open call for applications for a Research Grant (BI), for the conduct of R&D activities by a PhD student, under reference SAI/2022/08 in the scope of the project HHMI/208581Z/17/Z, at the institution Faculdade de Ciências Médicas|NOVA Medical School (FCM|NMS) from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL), supported by income from the above mentioned project financed by The Wellcome Trust Limited.

Application deadline: May 30 (until 5:00 PM), 2022.

Field of study: Developmental Biology


Admission requirements (eligibility criteria):      

- Master's degree completed in Biology, Biochemistry, Health Sciences and related areas;

- Enrolment in a PhD, in the area of Biomedicine or related fields; (The Proof of enrolment in a PhD Degree could be obtained until contracting. The assessment made here will only take into account if the candidates meet the conditions for enroling in a PhD Degree.);

- Candidates must demonstrate prior experience working with Drosophila melanogaster.


Work plan:

The candidate will develop and execute a research plan to investigate how hormonal signaling and inter-organ communication regulate brain development in the Drosophila melanogaster animal model.

The candidate is expected to participate in the writing of scientific articles and reports.


Application deadline and form of presentation of applications:

The call is open from May 16 to May 30 (until 5:00 PM), 2022, and is published on and in (Portuguese and English versions on this website).


Applications have to be submitted by email, to, mentioning the reference SAI/2022/08 in the Subject of the message.


Applications are formalized by sending a Letter of Motivation accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum vitae, Certificate of Qualifications, proof of inscription on a PhD Degree or statement on the CV or on the letter of motivation saying that the candidate wants to enter a PhD Degree, and other supporting documents deemed relevant.


Additional information in the attached notice.

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