Latest News & Events

CMU Portugal - Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program

04th February 2019

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program supports a Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program, in which individuals holding a doctoral degree and affiliated with Portuguese Higher Education Institutions or Research Labs, can spend one term working in research, education and innovation at Carnegie Mellon University to experience its culture and best practices. Applications are open from February 4 to March 3.

The Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program builds up on the success of the Faculty Exchange Program initiated in 2014 that counted with the participation of 68 faculty members.

During their stay at CMU, visitors are exposed to the same environment and working conditions as a colleague at Carnegie Mellon University. The visiting faculty will:

  • Receive a formal appointment as a visiting faculty member;

  • Be hosted by a research group;

  • Join a teaching team of a course (undergraduate or graduate level) in a specific area of interest, and

  • Be invited to participate in various activities.

The same applies to faculty members of Carnegie Mellon, who join a Portuguese university for a given period of time.

Financial support and activities report

The candidates admitted to the Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program will receive an FCT Mobility Scholarship to cover living expenses during their stay. Health insurance expenses up to a reasonable amount will be reimbursed. Any other expenses will not be supported by the CMU Portugal program.The financial support will be available for up to a one-term stay (4 months).

A contract will have to be signed with the visiting faculty. At the end of the Program, the visitor will be required to submit a one-page report describing the activity developed during that period.

Identification of the CMU faculty host

It is mandatory for the candidate to have identified a CMU faculty host that will be the faculty member responsible for the visit and for the work developed by the visiting faculty. In specific cases where candidates don´t have a clearly defined CMU faculty host, the CMU Portugal Program coordination office is available to help in the identification of that host. Please contact the CMU Portugal Program coordination office in Portugal for more information.

Application procedure

Candidates should follow the procedures described in the Admissions and Scholarships page under “Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program.” It is also strongly recommended to read the guidelines of the Program.

To apply for a position for the Visiting Faculty and Researchers Program visit the Admissions and Scholarships page. For additional questions, email apply[a]


From 1 to 4 months.

Financial Support

Admitted candidates will receive a Scholarship to cover living expenses during their stay of 2.245€ /month. Health insurance expenses up to a reasonable amount will be reimbursed.

Candidate profile

- Portuguese citizens or foreign citizens with permanent residence in Portugal
- Hold a doctoral degree by the time of application
- Affiliated with a Portuguese Higher Education Institution or Research Lab

- Preference is given to candidates with professional and academic work aligned with the CMU Portugal main research areas.

Application requirements

- Online application form
- CV
- Motivation letter (1 page)
- Official Certificate of the Doctoral Degree*
- Statement from the department or institution in Portugal authorizing the extended leave
- Support statement from the host at CMU

* For candidates with degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions it is mandatory to have equivalence/recognition of the degree.



Other News & Events

Looking for more news?