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The Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research provides a range of unique opportunities for Research Grants in its areas of expertise, for periods between 6 months and 3 years, as follows:
  1. Initiation to Research - Undergraduate students
  2. Master of Science - Graduate Students
  3. Doctorate - Graduate Students
  4. Pos-Doctorate - Graduated Ph.D.'s
  5. Invited Scientists

1. Initiation to Research - Undergraduate students

Period: from 6 months to 1 year

major areas of Research:
  • Experimental Combustion - Flame propagation
  • Pollutants emissions and abatment strategies
  • Waste treatment and combustion
  • History of Technology and Engineering - Application to Portugal

2. Master of Science - Graduate Students accepted to be enrolled in the IST´s Master Programmes in "Engineering Policy and Management of Technology" and in “Engineering Design”.

Period : 15 months

major areas of Research:
  • Environmental Policy and Management: application to the car industry
  • Life cycle assessment of products and services
  • Energy Policy - Impact of market liberalization
  • Innovation Studies: Regional and sectorial studies
  • Regional Systems of knowledge creation and diffusion
  • Technology and risk Assessment
  • Higher education policies
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Policies for emerging technologies and sectors: life sciences and biotechnology
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Industrial Development: Analysis and strategies
  • History of Technology and Engineering -
  • Application to Portugal and Europe

3. Doctorate - Graduate Students

Period: 3 years

major areas of Research:
  • Advanced laser and optical diagnostics for fluid flow and combustion research
  • Application of advanced image processing techniques to Fluid Flow analysis
  • Experimental Combustion - Flame propagation
  • Pollutants emissions and abatment strategies - Waste treatment and combustion
  • Pulsed combustion
  • Two-phase Flows - Spray injection and liquid disintegration
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Energy Policy - Impact of market liberalization
  • Innovation Studies: Regional and sectorial studies
  • Higher education policies
  • Science and Technology Policy: application to less-developed zones
  • Industrial Development: Analysis and strategies
  • Policies for emerging technologies and sectors: life sciences and biotechnology
  • Information and communications technologies

4. Pos-Doctorate - Graduated Ph.D.'s

Period: 6 months to 2 years

major areas of Research:
  • Advanced laser and optical diagnostics for fluid flow and combustion research
  • Experimental Combustion - Flame propagation
  • Pollutants emissions and abatment strategies - Waste treatment and combustion
  • Pulsed combustion
  • Two-phase Flows - Spray injection and liquid disintegration
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Energy Policy - Impact of market liberalization
  • Innovation Studies: Regional and sectorial studies
  • Higher education policies
  • Science and Technology Policy: application to less-developed zones
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development

5. Invited Scientists

Period: 3 to 6 months

major areas of Research:
  • Advanced laser and optical diagnostics for fluid flow and combustion research
  • Experimental Combustion and Fluid Flow Research
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • Energy Policy - Impact of market liberalization
  • Innovation Studies: Regional and sectorial studies
  • Science and Technology Policy