1 Research Grant For Masters Enrolled In Non-Academic Degree Courses

Universities and Institutes of Portugal

Portugal

May 20, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Universidade do Minho - 3B's
  • Research Field: Technology › Marine technology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 20/05/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Portugal › Barco-GMR
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: BIATLANTIDAMAY12022
  • A call for applications is now open for the attribution of 1 research grant for Masters enrolled in non-academic degree courses within the scope of the R&D project ATLANTIDA - Platform for the monitoring of the North Atlantic Ocean and tools for the sustainable exploitation of the marine resources (ref. NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000040), co-financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) from European Union, through the NORTE2020 Northern Portugal Operational Program, PORTUGAL 2020, under the following conditions: Scientific Area: Marine Biotechnology.

    Candidates profile:

    - MSc in Marine Biology, with know-how in marine invertebrates and maintenance of animals in aquarium;

    - not benefited from a non-conferring degree research grant for a cumulative period higher than 2 years followed or interpolated.

    Workplan and objectives to be achieved:

    Development of research work on marine invertebrates, as inspiration for the development of biomedical applications:

    - establishing the conditions to maintain invertebrates in aquarium

    - isolation and characterization of collagen from marine invertebrates.

    Host/Contracting institution and scientific supervision: The workplan will be carried out in the 3B's Research Group, I3Bs – Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics of University of Minho, located in the Avepark – Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia, Barco – Guimarães, under the scientific supervision of the Doctor Tiago Henriques da Silva, Principal Researcher.

    Application deadline and submission : The call for applications is open from 09th of May till 20th of May 2022.

    Applications must be formalized, mandatorily, by sending an application letter accompanied by the following documents:

    Curriculum vitae; copy of the Certificate of academic degree(s) or declaration of the candidate (if applicable); Motivation letter; Recommendation letters.

    Failure to comply with the deadline for submitting the application, such as failure to submit the documents referred determines the exclusion of the application.

    The Applications should be submitted using the Fellowship Reference: BIATLANTIDAMAY12022, by e-mail to info@i3bs.uminho.pt

    Applications submitted by other means will not be accepted.

    Selection panel:

    President: Rui Luís Gonçalves dos Reis, Full Professor from 3B's Research Group, Organic Unit I3Bs from University of Minho;

    1st effective member: Tiago José Quinteiros Lopes Henriques da Silva, Principal Researcher from 3B's Research Group, Organic Unit I3Bs from University of Minho;

    2nd effective member: Mariana Dias Almeida, Junior Researcher from 3B's Research Group, Organic Unit I3Bs from University of Minho;

    1st substitute member: Joaquim Miguel Antunes Correia de Oliveira, Principal Researcher with Habilitation from 3B's Research Group, Organic Unit I3Bs from University of Minho;

    2nd substitute member: Natália Maria Araújo Alves, Assistant Professor from 3B's Research Group, Organic Unit I3Bs from University of Minho;

    The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominate the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.

    Benefits

    Fellowship duration: The grant will take place for a period of 12 months, with a provisional starting date on June/July of 2022.

    The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1144,64 euros, per month, in accordance with the stipends values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd series, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, according to the applicable regulation.

    Payment is made on the 23st of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number of the fellow identified in the contractualization process.

    Other benefits: Reimbursement of Voluntary Social Security (Social Security contributions), corresponding to the 1st level of discounts (for research grants with a total duration 6 months or higher) and personal accident insurance.

    Exclusivity regime: The grantee will perform the activities under exclusivity, as foreseen in article 5º of the Research Fellow Statutes and applicable regulations.

    Eligibility criteria

    Recipient category: Masters enrolled in non-academic degree courses integrated into the educational project of the institution (UMinho).

    Requirement for granting the fellowship:

  • The applicants may apply without prior registration in the course for which the fellowship is open. The requirement to enroll in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be verified on the date of contracting the fellowship;
  • Only fellowships whose selected applicants present a valid proof of enrollment in a degree course or non-academic degree course will be contracted, according to the type of the fellowship, issued by the academic services of the Higher Education Institution, indicating, respectively, the academic year or its duration (star and term).
  • Enrollment in non-certified courses (without curricular units) will not be considered as proof of enrollment.
  • Applicants eligibility: Applicants must fulfil the eligibility conditions provided for in Article 9 of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC).
  • Selection process

    Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection: The evaluation of the applications will focus on the candidate's merit, applying the criterion of the personal curriculum and Interview rated on a scale of 1 to 5 points for each criterion:

    A) Academic Merit (AM) (60%):

  • A.1: Academic Path, with a weighting of 30% (que reflete as classificações dos graus académicos, de acordo com a tabela de referência)
  • A.2: Personal Curriculum; (which reflects the scientific and professional path), with a weighting of 60%
  • A.3: Motivation Letter and recomendations letters; with a weighting of 10%
  • The candidate's Merit (AM) classification will be obtained by applying the following formula:

    AM=(A10,30)+(A20,60)+(A30,1)

    Candidates classified in the first 4 positions, who obtain a minimum classification of 3.5 in the AM, will be admitted to the Interview phase, with the Jury proceeding to evaluate the following sub-criteria:

  • Interview–(40%):
  • B.1: Interpersonal skills (30%)

    B.2: Knowledge demonstrated in the contest area (40%)

    B.3: Motivation (20%)

    B.4: Linguistic competences (10%)

    Interview classification (INT) will be obtained by applying the following formula:

    INT=(B10,3)+(B20,4)+(B30,2)+ (B40,1)

    Only candidates with a final grade equal to or greater than 4 will be graded, considering both Academic Merit and Interview.

    Additional comments

    Fellowship contractualization: The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021)”.

    The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months including evidences of doctoral degree our it's recognition in Portugal, under Decree-law no. 66/2018 of august 16th.

    Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 15 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.

    The activities under the fellowship contract can only began after proper authorization by the contracting entity.

    Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts: Without prejudice to the other causes provided the fellowship regulations (FCT and UMinho) and in the Statute of the Research Fellow, the fellowship ends with the completion of the work plan, as well as with the expiration date for which it was granted or renewed.

    At the end of the fellowship, the grantee is obliged to present a Final Report of the work carried out, in accordance with the objectives and evaluation criteria defined with the scientific advisor, within 30 days after the end of the scholarship.

    The final report must be prepared in accordance with Annex I of the Scientific Research Fellowships Regulation of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: https: // 3bs.uminho.pt/positions

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    Disclosure of results: The preliminary evaluation results, recorded in the selection minute, will be sent to the candidates by e-mail, pursuant to article 13 of the RBIC of UMinho.

    If the result is unfavorable to the granting of the required scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, wishing, at a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to articles 121 and 122 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (DL no. 4 / 2015 of January 7th).

    Complaint and appeal procedures: The final evaluation results will be publish through an ordered list (alphabetically, by final grade obtained), posted in a visible and public place of the Host Unit, as well as by e-mail to all applicants attaching for that purpose, the minutes with the deliberations of the jury.

    The selected candidate must express in writing the intention to accept the fellowship. In case of non-acceptance, the fellowship will be awarded to the candidate in order of final grade.

    The candidates may lodge a complaint against the final decision, within 15 working days, to the President of the Jury. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to the Pro-Rector for Scientific Projects and Research Management, Professor Doctor Sandra Paiva.

    Specific Requirements

    Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law no. 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd series, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.

    The academic degrees and diplomas documents, or their respective recognition when awarded by foreign higher education institutions are not mandatory in the application phase, being replaced by a declaration of honor of the candidate with the contents of academic results. The documents of academic qualification or respective recognition will be required in the contracting phase and must attest facts that occurred on a date prior to the application. In situations of divergence between the information contained in the declaration and the documentation submitted for contracting the grant, only the information contained in the latter will be consider. If the documents proving the ownership of the academic degree and diploma, or the respective recognition under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16, do not correspond to the classifications awarded in the evaluation of the academic path, which can change the candidate's ranking, the fellowship won't be contracted.

    Notes: Applicants with degrees obtained abroad must present proof of recognition of qualifications in Portugal and conversion of the final classification obtained in them to the Portuguese classification scale or declaration under the terms indicated in the previous point. Candidates who do not comply with one of these provisions, the selection panel will assign “0” in the grade of the graduation and/or master course. Candidates will be evaluated on the remaining parameters.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Universidade do Minho - 3B's
  • Department: 3B'S
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // 3bs.uminho.pt/
  • E-Mail: info@i3bs.uminho.pt
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Barco-GMR
  • State/Province: Braga
  • Postal Code: 4805-017
  • Street: Avepark- Zona Industrial da Gandra
  • Phone: +351510900
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