Organisation/Company: CIS-IUL / ISCTE-IUL
Research Field: Psychological sciences
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 26/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Lisboa
Type Of Contract: Other
Job Status: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 40
Reference Number: UIDP/03125/2020
Call for 2 Ph.D. Research Scholarships
The Center for Social Research and Intervention at ISCTE-IUL (CISIscte)
hereby opens the Call for 2 Ph.D. Research Scholarships, hereinafter referred
as Ph.D. Scholarships, in Psychology, under FCT's Regulation for Studentships
and Fellowships (RBI) and FCT's Research Fellowships Holder Statute (EBI).
The scholarships will be financed by the Foundation for Science and Technology
(FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for the Financing of the Multiannual
Plan for Research Scholarships for Doctoral students, signed between FCT and
the R&D CISIscte (UIDP/03125/2020).
The present Call is open from the 12th October 2021 to 23 h 59 (Lisbon time)
of the 26th October 2021.
Applications and supporting documents indicated in this Call must be submitted
in non-editable format (.pdf) by email to email@example.com , with the
subject “Applications CISIscte PhD Scholarships”.
Each candidate may submit only one application, under the penalty of exclusion
of all applications submitted by the candidate.
Applications providing false statements, and/or plagiarism, can be excluded
without prejudice to other means of sanctioning.
2. TYPE AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Ph.D. Scholarships are intended to finance research-related activities leading
to the academic degree of Doctor in Portuguese universities.
Research-related activities leading to the academic degree of Doctor will take
place at CISIscte, the host institution of the scholarship holders. The work
plan to be carried out by the scholarship holders can also be conducted in
collaboration with other institutions.
Research-related activities leading to the academic degree of Doctor must fit
CISIscte' s activities and strategy plan, and must be conducted within the
scope of Iscte-IUL's Doctoral Program in Psychology.
The work plan may take place entirely or partially in a national institution
(national or mixed scholarship, respectively).
The duration of the Ph.D. scholarships is, in general, annual and can be
renewed up to a maximum of four years (48 months). However, Ph.D.
scholarships cannot be awarded for less than 3 consecutive months.
Mixed Ph.D. scholarships require that part of the work plan takes place in a
foreign institution. This period however cannot be longer than 24 months.
3. RECIPIENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ph.D. scholarships are intended for candidates enrolled, or candidates who
meet the necessary conditions to enroll, in the 1st academic year of Iscte-
IUL's Doctoral Program in Psychology and who intend to conduct research-
related activities at CISIscte that lead to obtaining the academic degree of
4.1 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE CANDIDATE
Candidates can apply if they are:
National citizens or citizens from European Union member countries;
Citizens of third countries;
Citizens benefiting from political refugee status.
To apply for these Ph.D. scholarships, candidates must:
Hold a Bachelor's and/or Master's in Psychology or in other scientific
domains that are recognized by the evaluation panel as adequate to conduct
the work plan.
Reside in Portugal permanently and regularly if the work plan associated
with the Ph.D. scholarship is, partially, carried out in foreign
institutions (mixed scholarship). This requirement is applicable to both
national and foreign citizens.
Not having benefited from a Ph.D. scholarship or a Ph.D. scholarship in
companies directly funded by FCT, irrespective of its duration.
Not holding a doctoral degree.
4.2 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE APPLICATION
Candidates must submit the following documents, under the penalty of exclusion
of the application:
A copy of the identity card /citizenship card/passport;
Curriculum vitae of the candidate;
Certificates of the academic degrees obtained specifying the final
classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all
If the candidate is waiting on the certificates/diplomas for the obtained
degree to be issued, he/she can submit a declaration of honor clarifying that
he/she will complete the bachelor's and/or master's degree by the end of the
If the academic degrees and diplomas are awarded by a foreign higher
education institution, it is necessary to submit proof of registration and
recognition of these academic degrees and record of the conversion of the
respective final classification to the Portuguese classification scale.
If the candidate has already requested but is waiting on the recognition
academic degrees issued by a foreign higher education institution, he/she can
alternatively submit a declaration of honor clarifying that he/she will obtain
the recognition for his/her bachelor's and/or master's degree by the end of
the application period;
Research work plan to be conducted. Please use template A, attached;
Justification of the relevance and fit of the research work plan to the
strategic plan and research areas of the host institution. Please use
template B, attached;
Signed statements from all members of the supervision team, clarifying the
acceptance of the supervision and indicating: a) the name of the
candidate; and b) the title of the research work plan;
All candidates must have as their main supervisor a Doctor of Psychology,
professor and/or researcher full member at CISIscte/Iscte-IUL, with a
relevant scientific Curriculum to the area in which candidates intend to
conduct their research Ph.D. project and that meets the following
1) Have published at least 3 articles (or 2 if the supervisor defended
his/her Ph.D. thesis in the last 4 years) in international journals indexed
2) The maximum number of simultaneous supervisions by the supervisor is four.
CV of each member of the supervision team;
The application and all associated documents, including letters of
motivation and recommendation (when applicable), must be submitted in
Portuguese or in English.
Regarding the above mentioned admissibility requirements, the following should
In the case of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education
institutions, and in order to secure the principles of equal treatment of
candidates who hold foreign and national academic degrees, it is mandatory
to recognize those degrees and convert the respective final classification
to the Portuguese classification scale.
The recognition of foreign academic degrees and diplomas as well as the
conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale
may be requested in any public higher education institution, or at the
Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES, only in the case of automatic
recognition). Regarding this matter, we suggest taking a look at the
following website: https:// www. dges.gov.pt.
Awarding the Ph.D. scholarships is always dependent on the presentation of
proof of academic degrees required to award the scholarship.
5. RESEARCH WORK PLAN AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
This position aims to develop a scientific research project in the field of
Psychology, within the Ph.D. program in Psychology at Iscte-IUL and within one
of the four areas developed by the CIS-Iscte Research Groups: Behavior,
emotion and cognition (BEC); Community, Education and Development (CED);
Health for all (H4A); Psychology of social change (Psychange). The
detailed work plan will be submitted for the application and its development
includes conducting the planned studies, preparing publications; organization
and participation in conferences and in activities of knowledge's extension
and dissemination in line with the research domains.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Psychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
Organisation/Company: CIS-IUL / ISCTE-IUL
Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
Website: https:// www. cis.iscte-iul.pt/
Postal Code: 1649-026
Street: Avenida das Forças Armadas, Edificío ISCTE-IUL, Sala 2w17