Are you a student from the University of Porto interested in developing an internship in the research lines of CIIMAR? The BYT CIIMAR program may be your opportunity, by offering a wide variety of remunerated internships with your integration in a CIIMAR research team and participation in curriculum enrichment activities.

Are you interested in developing a Master’s thesis project in the areas of marine and environmental sciences and biotechnologies? The BYT+ program offers fellowships for you to develop your master’s project within CIIMAR’s research teams and will promote your integration in an institution that will provide you with post-graduate complementary training with innovation and excellence.

The BYTPhD program provides the opportunity for talented Portuguese and / or foreign junior researchers to obtain a doctorate by doing innovative and exciting work under excellent research conditions in CIIMAR’s interdisciplinary research areas in close collaboration with the University of Porto.

BYT Program Milestones

1st  Edition of BYT Program

BYT started with an undergraduate program in October 2014 with the attribution of 6 fellowships to students from  Biology, Aquatic Sciences and Biochemistry bachelor courses offered by University of Porto.

UP degrees represented at BYT

The undergraduate BYT program runs across numerous degrees at the University of Porto. In previous editions we had the participation of students who were attending degrees in Biology, Biochemistry, Aquatic Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Bioengineering, Nutrition Sciences and Environmental Engineering.

BYT Awards

In previous editions of the BYT program, a total of five prizes were awarded to students who presented the best research projects. These awards provided the dissemination of the work to the scientific and / or business community through participation in an international congress, or in training courses and workshops for advanced scientific training.

11th Edition of the BYT Program

The edition of the BYT 2023/2024 program had the participation of a total of 17 undergraduate and graduate students.

6th edition of the BYT+ postgraduated program

After the 5th edition of the BYT+ program with the participation of 8 master students, in 2024 another edition is open for applications with the support of Fundação Amadeu Dias. 

Launch of the  BYTPhD Program

With the success of the BYT and BYT+ programs and the support of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, CIIMAR launched the BYTPhD program in 2020, which has been a unique opportunity for young researchers interested in developing their PhD project integrated in the CIIMAR research lines.

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Students testimonials

  • Participate in the BYT program, as part of the group LANUCE-CIIMAR was an enriching experience, specially the knowleadge sharing I obtained from my supervisor Professor Luísa Valente and my co-supervisor, Ana Basto. Leaving the classroom and entering a lab allowed me to be in touch...

  • The BYT program is an excellent opportunity for all ambitious students who dream of being part of a research team in their future. Moreover, it is a very useful program for students attending the last year of their study cycle, allowing them to produce their...

  • Participation in the BYT 2018/2019 program was a very enriching experience at both professional and personal levels. Likewise, it was an excellent opportunity to be able to work and contact with several people within the research area. Throughout the year, I developed several skills within...

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