Call For Master Research Grant| Self-Sustaining Nozzle (Sap)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 2, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics
  • Research Field: Engineering › Mechanical engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 02/08/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Portugal › Coimbra
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Reference Number: SAP-BI-ADAI
  • This opening corresponds to a Research Grant (BI) for the degree of Master, to be financed by project F3 - Desenvolvimento de um sistema de agulheta portante, with the reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033616 funded by the European Fund for Regional Development through national funds (Compete2020 and Portugal2020).

    Application Period: 19-07-2021 to 02-08-2021

    Work Plan: The selected candidate will conduct research and development of an innovative system for the use of a self-sustaining nozzle (SAP) to deploy water over a fire front of a forest fire with the aim of protecting the fire- fighters, avoiding their direct exposure to the fire front. Tasks include:

    1) Fabrication of parts and components for UAV systems;

    2) Development, testing and implementation of optimized UAV systems;

    3) Production of scientific reports and articles based on the work developed;

    4) Participation in the dissemination tasks and appreciation of the results obtained.

    Scholarship duration: The scholarship will last for 7 months, with the possibility of renewal during the duration of the project, according to the grantee's performance, on an exclusive basis.

    Applications should be sent in pdf format to the following email addresses, e, putting in the subject of the email: SAP-BI-ADAI.


    The amount of the scholarship corresponds to €1104.64, according to the table of values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country (https: // www. The payment of the scholarship shall be made on a monthly basis, by wire transfer.

    Eligibility criteria
  • Average obtained in graduation Degree, with a value of 20%.
  • Previous work experience, with a value of 30%.
  • Curriculum evaluation in accordance with the objectives of the project, with a value of 50%.
  • Selection process

    The selection procedures to be used shall be made on the basis of the following parameters: A – Average obtained in graduation Degree; B – Previous work experience; C – Curriculum evaluation in accordance with the objectives of the project.

    The following percentage weighting shall be given to the selection parameters: 0,2 x A + 0,3 x B + 0,5 x C.

    If necessary, an interview will be applied for the best candidates. In this case the previous evaluation will count as 60% and the interview will count as 40%.

    The jury will be composed of


    Professional Status / Institution

    Domingos Xavier Filomeno Carlos Viegas

    Full Professor ADAI Universidade de Coimbra

    Jorge Rafael Nogueira Raposo

    Senior Researcher ADAI

    Carlos Xavier Pais Viegas

    Senior Researcher ADAI

    Additional comments

    The activity will be supervised by Professor Dr. Domingos Xavier Viegas, head of CEIF-ADAI, and Professor Dr. Carlos Xavier Pais Viegas, senior researcher at ADAI.

    Applicable Legislation and Regulations: Scientific Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004 of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27, by Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July, by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, and by Law No. 12/2013 of January 29, and amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28, as amended (https: //www. and FCT, I. P Research Fellowship Regulation, in force (https: // www. .

    Offer Requirements
  • Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent

  • OTHER: Good


    Scientific Area: Mechanical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.

    Admission Requirements: Candidates with a master degree in the following areas: Mechanical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar, may apply. Candidates should preferably have a good knowledge of CAD design and prototyping. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is also valued.

    Specific Requirements

    The following documentation must be submitted:

    • Curriculum Vitae,

    • Motivation letter (Max. 1 page),

    • Required qualifications' certificate with detailed list of grades,

    • Name of two personal references,

    • Other evidencing documents deemed relevant.

    Applicants with foreign academic degrees must present Certificate of Level Recognition in accordance with applicable law.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics
  • Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
  • Website: https: // www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Coimbra
  • State/Province: Coimbra
  • Postal Code: 3030-289
  • Street: R. Pedro Hispano 12
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