CfA: Six-Years Research Contracts (Lisbon, Portugal)

Call for applications, deadline 26 February 2021

Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus — 4th Edition

The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), a leading Portuguese research centre in the field of Modern and Contemporary History, welcomes applications for six-years Research Contracts, funded by the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, acting as host institution in the framework of the fourth edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus (

The IHC has facilities both at NOVA University Lisbon ( and at the University of Évora ( We foster interdisciplinary approaches and cover a wide range of topics concerning the conceptualisation, contextualisation, and interpretation of the historical reality for the period between the late eighteenth century and the present time. We also host a Digital Humanities Lab (, an interdisciplinary space where knowledge in the Arts and Humanities can converge with methodologies from the Computational Sciences.
Working at the IHC thus means to be a member of a multicultural, creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged environment that gathers more than 200 researchers arising from the fields of History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, and others. As a modern and contemporary history research unit working on a broad range of themes, we regularly collaborate with the media, museums, archives, city councils, and high schools.

Prospective applicants should present their research plan bearing in mind the IHC's scientific agenda, as reflected on its Thematic Lines ( and Research Groups (, as well as the conditions set forth in the Stimulus of Scientific Employment programme.

Applicants with a relevant track record of securing funding for their research activities are especially welcomed.


To apply, please send us the following documents and information:

  1. A summary of the work plan (in English; max. 5000 characters);
  2. The applicable contract level (Junior/Assistant/Principal/Coordinator);
  3. A detailed Curriculum vitae;
  4. A motivation letter explaining your trajectory in the last five years and explaining the relevance of your achievements (max. 5000 characters);
  5. One copy of a relevant publication..

Please submit your application material to Diana Barbosa via the email