One Research Grant For A Phd Student

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


August 17, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 17/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Cruz Quebrada
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 04/09/2022
  • Reference Number: Bolsa para estudante de doutoramento FMH-2022-0002453
  • - Typology: in Portugal

    - Workplan:

    The scholarship provides that the work plan responds to the following activities:

    1. The PhD student will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team in activities related to neuromuscular adaptations to training and physical activity (preparing experimental setups, recording, processing and analyzing data).

    2. Construction and implementation of a PhD research project at the Neuromuscular Research Lab. The scientific supervision of the scholarship holder will be ensured by an integrated researcher of the Neuromuscular Research Lab. The skills acquired in point 1 will be essential to the achievement of what is provided for in point 2

    3. The PhD student will also support the functioning of the Pos-Graduation course Strenght & Conditioning (administrative tasks and teaching support).

    - Announcement/ notification of the results: All candidates will be notified through the e-mail address indicated in the application of the Final Result of the Evaluation. If the result is unfavourable to the award of the grant requested, the candidates shall have a period of 10 (ten) working days, after the publication referred to in the previous number, to give their opinion, if they so wish, in a prior hearing of interested parties, under the terms set out in the Portuguese Administrative Procedure Code (CPA).


    Monthly maintenance allowance: According to the values for Research Fellowships awarded by FCT in Portugal (https:// www. ), the amount of the monthly maintenance allowance is 1 144,64€, being Bank Transfer the payment method.

    Other benefits: Reimbursement (upon request) of Seguro Social Voluntário, correspondent to the 1st “escalão da base de incidência contributiva”, and personal accident insurance.

    An amount of two thousand seven hundred and fifty euros (EUR 2,750.00) shall be added to the monthly maintenance allowance each year as a contribution towards the costs of training, as well as the cost of enrolment/registration fees at the FMH.

    The payment of the training costs as well as of the enrolment/registration fees is made in order to ensure the fulfilment of the respective due dates established in the tuition fees regulations, and corresponds to one payment for each full contract year.

    The non-fulfilment of the totality of one year of the contract implies the return, by the Fellow, of the values that have already been paid by the FMH, in the The non-fulfilment of the totality of one year of the contract implies the return, by the Fellow, of the values that have already been paid by the FMH, in the proportion corresponding to the months of non-fulfilment of the contract.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants may apply to this call for proposals

    - National citizens or citizens of other Member States of the European Union;

    - Non-EU citizens;

    - Stateless persons;

    - Citizens who are beneficiaries of political refugee status.

    Selection process

    - Selection method: The selection method will be based on curricular evaluation that takes into account the candidate's merit and previous experience in research methods of neuromuscular function.

    Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale from 0 to 20 in each of the following evaluation criteria.

    Criterion A – master's final grade, with a weight of 30%.

    Criterion B – final graduation grade, with a weight of 15%.

    Criterion C – completion of the Postgraduate course in Strength & Conditioning held at FMH-UL and respective final grade, with a weight of 15%.

    Criterion D – previous laboratory experience leading to operational skills of data collection and processing within the scope of neuromuscular function, with a weight of 30%.

    Criterion E – other curricular elements that the jury considers relevant, with a weight of 10%.

    For the purposes of the final decision, candidates will be ranked according to the weighted average of the classification obtained in each of the three criteria, translated by the following formula

    Final Classification = (0.3×A)+(0.15×B)+(0.15×C)+(0.30×D)+(0.1×E)

    In case of equality between candidates in the final classification, the ranking of candidates will be based on the classifications given to each of the assessment criteria in the following order of precedence: criterion D followed by the criterion C.

    Candidates with foreign certificates who do not present proof of the conversion of the final classification into the Portuguese classification scale will be evaluated with the minimum classification (10 points) in criterion A and B.

    - Composition of the selection Jury: Professor Doutor Pedro Pezarat Correia (Chair); Professora Doutora Maria João Valamatos (member); Professor Doutor Raul Oliveira (member); Professor Doutor Gonçalo Vilhena de Mendonça (substitute member); Professor Doutor Pedro Mil-Homens (substitute member)

    Additional comments

    Legislation and Regulations: Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law nr. 40/2004, of August 18th, as worded by Decree-Law nr. 123/2019, of August 28; FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, available on https: // www. and https: //

    Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana of the Universidade de Lisboa actively pursues a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, which means that no candidate may be given special privileges, be benefitted or prejudiced in any way, or deprived of any right by reason of ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, financial circumstances, educational attainment level, origin or social class, genetic inheritance, reduced ability to work, handicap, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic or racial origin, land of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions or union membership

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    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications


    To apply for the PhD Research Scholarship it is necessary to:

    a) Be graduated and master in the field of Sports Science.

    b) Living in Portugal permanently and regularly.

    c) To be enrolled in a PhD course or demonstrate that he/she meets the requirements to enroll in a PhD course. A proof of enrolment must be provided by the time the grant is contracted.

    Languages of the application: Portuguese or english

    Admission Requirements:

    According to Article 6 of FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships (Reg. nr. 950/2019):

    Academic degrees obtained in foreign countries shall be registered by a Portuguese institution, according to the Decree-Law nr. 66/2018, of August, 16th, and the Ordinance nr. 33/2019, of January, 25th. It is mandatory to present the certificate to sign the contract. More information is available on: https: // www.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Faculdade de Motricidade Humana
  • Department: Laboratório de Função Neuromuscular, laboratório integrado no Centro de Investigação de Performance Humana (CIPER)
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Cruz Quebrada
  • State/Province: Dafundo
  • Postal Code: 1499-002
  • Street: Estrada da Costa
  • Phone: +351214149100
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