A candidate is eligible for this program, regardless of nationality, if he/she holds a PhD in Mathematics, and has current research interests in one of the following areas:

  • Partial Differential Equations/ Calculus of Variations;
  • Probability, Stochastic Analysis and their applications.

Postdoctoral candidates selected to this program may not have held the doctoral degree more than two years as of January 1 of the calendar year of the award of the postdoctoral fellowship.


Admitted students will be financially supported by the Portuguese Government through FCT (“Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia”) and the ICTI. The grant for the period spent at CMU will match the salary of CNA postdoctoral fellows. The grant for the period spent in Portugal will equal the usual grant for postdoctoral fellows who are supported by FCT.

VISA Requirements for Portugal

Under European Community regulations and other agreements signed by the Portuguese Government, selected candidates who are either:

1) Citizens of a European Union State, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland or Liechtenstein;
2) Citizens of any other country, but having a residence permit in Portugal do not need a VISA for Portugal. Portuguese Immigration law requires that these candidates register at SEF (“Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras”) or at the local council of their future place of residence in Portugal, upon arrival.

All other selected candidates will need to apply for a Residence VISA at the nearest Portuguese Consulate. The Residence VISA, valid for four months, will allow them entrance in Portugal. These candidates must obtain a Resident Permit at SEF upon arrival. This Residence Permit will allow the student to travel freely inside the Shengen space, is valid for one year and renewable for periods of two years.

The Portuguese Admissions Committee will assist the candidate in this process by providing the documents necessary for issuing the Residence VISA and the Residence Permit.

VISA Requirements for CMU

Selected candidates will be assisted through the process of obtaining the necessary VISA by the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Office of International Education at CMU. For further information, please see Office of International Education at CMU.


Applications will be accepted till February 15, 2009. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2009, and will continue till the positions are filled.
Candidates must apply through MathJobs.Org.

In addition, the following documents are required:

  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. list of publications;
  3. statement describing current and planned research;
  4. at least three letters of recommendation.

These should be uploaded on mathjobs (preferably) or sent to the address below no later than January 15, 2009:

Address for Submission:
ICTI CMU-Portugal Program in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213