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Every year, the FAM Foundation's Board assesses a pipeline of potential integrated scholarships or fellowships offered by innovative qualitative research organizations focusing on the SDGs 14, 6, 4, and 3.

​These scholarships or fellowships aim to support evidence-based researchers affiliated with their respective faculty organizations in concrete research projects. The scholarship amounts range from 5,000 to 10,000 euros, providing financial assistance to researchers pursuing qualitative research projects aligned with the Foundation's mission and the specified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


By offering these scholarships, the FAM Foundation aims to encourage and empower researchers to conduct impactful qualitative research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and addresses key challenges related to environmental sustainability, access to clean water, quality education, and improved health and well-being.



Isabel Silva

Isabel Silva


Isabel Silva completed her undergraduate studies in Biology at the University of Aveiro, in 2016. Her keen interest in microbiology led her to pursue a master’s degree in the same field at the University of Aveiro. Her master’s thesis focused on the concerning issue
of anthropogenic contaminants, like metals, potentially contributing to the spread of antibiotic resistance in the environment. Throughout her academic career, Isabel Silva contributions to science have been recognized with several awards and distinctions.

  • 2023 | Invitation to co-chairthe antibiotic resistance session at the 10 th Congress of EuropeanMicrobiologists (Hamburg, Germany).

  • 2024 | Two awards, the "Prize Fluviário 2023 – Young Scientist of the Year"promoted by the municipality and Fluviário of Mora, and the “UC-Life Sciences – Biology Award” from the Department of Life Sciences (University of Coimbra).

FAM  Fellowship

Isabel Silva interest in understanding the complexities of antibiotic resistance, throught the Coimbra University | Macroalgae and Halophytes approach to tackle antibiotic resistance project,  continued to shape Isabel´s academic journey during her doctoral studies, now at the University of Coimbra.


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