Four years funding to study both a broad and in Portugal.
The starting process can take a while. So we may have to wait 3 months after until they start to pay your scholarship. But after that there are no more late payments.
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Porto, Oporto (Portugal)) in November 2009.
FTC requires a document describing the work you propose to do (with a calendar), a description of the state of the art, 1-2 advisors, 3 reference letters, and your CV.
There is no negotiation process. The application is reviewed by a juri using only the documents you supply.
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