The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon is currently launching a scholarship under the research project “Express – Exploration of Portugal’s High Speed Rail and Economic Development Strategy Solutions” (MIT/SET/0023/2009), co-developed by the Instituto Superior Técnico and MIT, and sponsored by the national research funds through FCT/MCTES (PIDDAC) and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Agenda for Competitiveness Factors – COMPETE.
Among other things the project aims to model High Speed Rail Impacts both at a regional and at a local level. IST is looking for a student to work in a simulation framework that will incorporate both the models that are currently being developed to measure the impacts at regional and at local level. This scholarship is aimed at a student with a master degree and has an initial duration of 6 months, which could be prolonged up to 1 year. It could be a good starting point to later apply successfully to our PhD program in Transport Systems, which is included in the MIT Portugal Program.
The application period will be officially open between 25th of March and 8th of April. Official information about this application will be available in the website www.eracareers.pt and the scholarship designation code is BL 124/2013.