ERASMUS+ Traineeships

Application for an Erasmus+ traineeship at Ciências

Erasmus Placements allows students to investigate in our research centres, keeping the student status.
If you are coming as a recent-graduate you will not be enrolled as a student.

How to apply

If you are interested in doing an Erasmus placement by joining a Research Group at Faculdade de Ciências, you should do the following:

  1. Find a Research Group or Centre in which you are interested in;
  2. Contact directly the Centre or the responsible person in charge. You should attach/send the following documents:
    - a cover letter/email presenting yourself, indicating the field of study you would like to work in, if you have any experience and the reason why you have chosen that particular Research Centre/Group. Do not forget to mention you are applying as an Erasmus Trainee;
    - Curriculum Vitae;
    - a Transcript of Records (containing the list of subjects, and corresponding grades, you have completed at your home institution by the time you are applying).
  3. If you have been accepted by the Research Centre/Group, congratulations! However, your application does not end here:
    - ask the responsible person for accepting you at the Research Group/Centre to issue and sign an acceptance letter;
    - contact our Office (by email is enough) in order to inform us of your acceptance and send us a copy of the acceptance letter.
  4. Send the signed Learning Agreement for Traineeships (this document should be provided by your home University) by email to

Application deadlines

You should contact the Faculty of Sciences Mobility Office already with the official acceptance from a supervisor and research centre at least two months before the start of your Erasmus placement.

Mobility and Welcome Office

For questions regarding the application process at Faculdade de Ciências always contact the Mobility and Welcome Office.

Where we are and how to get here:
We are at Building C4, Room 4.1.15. Enter the C4 building (main library building) and when you are almost reaching the entrance to the library turn left and go down the stairs. When you reach the bottom floor turn right to the main atrium and head to the blue elevator.
Turn right into the long hallway, our door is the first one on the left – duly identified.

Tel.: (+351) 217 500 443/653

Face-to-face services by appointment only
Opening hours Monday to Friday: 10h00 – 12h30/14h00 – 16h00

Academic calendar

  • Autumn Semester/1st Semester - usually starts in the 2nd week of September and ends in January/ February - including the examination period.
  • Spring Semester / 2nd Semester - usually starts in the 2nd or 3rd week of February and ends in July - including the examination period.

Annual academic calendar available here: 

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List of traineeship offers

  • Please consult the list of offers bellow
  • In case you are interested in joining a project, follow the application instructions that can be found in the offer form
  • When submitting the application by email to always indicate the reference number(s) of the offer(s)
  • If you are accepted, an Erasmus+ learning agreement for traineeships is also required. Please contact your home University International office/Coordinators for more details on internal application process before arriving at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.
Traineeship offers
Ref. Center/Department   Project On  
2/2022 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry A role for astrocytes in VPAC receptor-mediated modulation of GABAergic transmission and synaptic plasticity by endogenous VIP? 25/10/2022  
1/2022 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Basal phosphorylation of synaptic proteins/channels and hippocampal synaptic plasticity in development and aging 25/10/2022  
15/2021 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Changes in synaptic plasticity and lipid raft composition induced in vitro by hypoxia and oxygen-glucose deprivation 17/09/2021 Closed
14/2020 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Isolation, purification and characterization of Staphyloccocus aureus extracellular vesicles 15/12/2020 Closed
13/2020 cE3c/Biology Research project as part of Biology Studies (BSc Thesis) 10/12/2020 Closed
12/2020 MARE/Biology Structural and functional patterns of ivertebrate communities within a no-take area (Arrábida MPA) 04/12/2020 Closed
11/2020 CFCUL/History and Philosophy of Sciences Advanced learning in Philosophy of Science with focus on Applied Evolutionary Epistemology 03/12/2020 Closed
10/2020 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Impact of Staphyloccocus aureus extracellular Vesicles (SEVs) on Airway Epithelial Differentiation and Repair 03/12/2020 Closed
9/2020 MARE/Biology Evaluate the protection effect of a no-take zone with experimental fishing in the Alentejo Coast 25/11/2020 Closed
8/2020 CFCUL/History and Philosophy of Sciences Advanced learning in Philosophy of Science with focus on Applied Evolutionary Epistemology 19/11/2020 Closed
7/2020 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Functional Characterization of CFTR by Different Methodological Approaches 12/11/2020 Closed
6/2020 CFCUL/History and Philosophy of Sciences Development and Evolution in the Light of Molecular Biology 10/11/2020 Closed
5/2020 LASIGE/Informatics Semantic Labelling of Biomedical Data 09/11/2020 Closed
4/2020 CENTRA/Physics Simulating JWST observations of star forming regions 06/11/2020 Closed
3/2020 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Metabolites in living cells under the effect of natural bioactive molecules 04/11/2020 Closed
2/2020 CMAFcIO/Statistics and Operational Research Goodness-of-fit in the context of Mixture Models 30/10/2020 Closed
1/2020 CFTC/Physics The shape of water 30/01/2020 Closed
9/2019 cE3c/Biology Odisseia Pelo Clima (climate odissey) 06/12/2019 Closed
8/2019 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Protein Misfolding in Metabolic Disorders 28/10/2019 Closed
7/2019 IDL_CQE/Geographic Engineering, Geophysics and Energy Material laser processing and characterization for energy production and storage 23/10/2019  
6/2019 IBEB/Physics Genetic underpinnings of human brain function and structure 14/10/2019 Closed
5/2019 IBEB/Physics Multimodal biomarkers to predict the onset and prognosis of neuropsychiatric illnesses 14/10/2019 Closed
4/2019 IBEB/Physics The Neurobiology of Social Cognition 14/10/2019 Closed
3/2019 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Antimicrobial functional agents for water bio-decontamination 07/10/2019  
2/2019 BioISI/Chemistry and Biochemistry Influence of mismatch novelty training in synaptic plasticty and monoaminergic inputs to the hippocampus 01/10/2019 Closed
1/2019 CFTC/Physics Fluid-structure interaction in heterogeneous porous media 25/09/2019