António Coutinho Fellowships

2nd Edition 2020

Granting of three Research Fellowships to  citizens from Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP*) or descendants from PALOP countries.  

Check the awardees of the 2nd Edition (2020/2021) here



From the 19th of February to the 30th of June 2020.

More information available in Portuguese.


António Coutinho Fellowships

In honour of Professor António Coutinho, former director of Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) who has acted as a national science driver fostering its international projection, the IGC in partnership with Fundação Merck and Câmara Municipal de Oeiras (CMO), created an annual prize in his name which includes three fellowships.

Antonio Coutinho Fellowships aim to:

  • grant research fellowships to Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP) citizens or descendants from PALOP countries, in order to develop scientific research;
  • create opportunities for students and doctorate teachers or researchers in life sciences, health sciences or exact sciences, in order for them to continue broadening their horizons and promoting their scientific careers;
  • ensure diversity in the scientific community, enabling the emergence of new solutions to the problems of mankind. 


* Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe.


Câmara Municipal de Oeiras          Merck