CIDEHUS’ team is composed of full members holding a PhD or not, collaborators and project fellows. During their stay in Portugal, visiting researchers are also part of the Centre.

However, only integrated members can benefit of the full support of the Centre, particularly in terms of financial resources. The Scientific Council is exclusively composed by full members with PhD.

To be admitted as a PhD integrated member, according to the regulation (chap. II, art. 5), it is necessary to:

a)  hold a PhD;

b)  be considered by the Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology (FCT) as eligible;

c)  not be an integrated member of another research Centre financed by FCT;

d)  gather the eligibility criteria set out in Article 8 of the Centre's Internal Regulation, which is: within the four years prior to the confirmation of the eligibility conditions, to fulfil at least two of the following criteria:

  • Have at least two articles published in a journal indexed in the referenced databases;
  • Have a book published through a commercial editor;
  • Have organized an academic event or a series of talks at an international level;
  • Be the responsible researcher or a participating member in at least one research project funded by FCT or by the European Union’s Framework Programmes;
  • Be the local coordinator or participating member of at least one project funded by the European Union’s Framework Programmes or by international bodies;
  • Have concluded a PhD as an integrated member of the Centre and, after obtaining the degree, presenting to the Board of Directors an activity plan for the following year, supported by a letter from another full member with a PhD.

About this and other categories, see the regulation and the internal regulation (Regulation and Internal Regulation) and the addenda of 29th September 2014 and 18th October 2016.