Open Call Phd Research Grants (# Of Pos: 5)

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: ICJP - Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas
  • Research Field: Juridical sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 17:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Lisboa
  • Type Of Contract: Other
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Reference Number: UID4310PhDGrants22022
  • Lisbon Public Law Research Center , through Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas , opens a call for the award of 5 (five) PhD Research Studentship Grants , hereinafter referred to as PhD Grants, in the field of Law , under the FCT Grant Regulation (RBI) and the Research Fellowship Statute (EBI).

    The grants will be financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for the Funding of the Multiannual Plan for Research Grants for Doctoral Students, signed between FCT and the Lisbon Public Law Research Center (unit nº 4310).

    Full call text availablehere.


    The call is open from August 1st to September 30th 2022, at 5 pm (Lisbon time-GMT).

    Applications and the supporting documents required under this Call Notice must be submitted by e-mail to:

    Each applicant may only submit one application under penalty of cancellation of all submitted applications.

    Applicants providing false declarations or committing acts of plagiarism will be excluded from the application process without prejudice of taking other corrective and punitive disciplinary measures.


    The PhD Grant is intended to financially support advanced training and the development of research activities of applicants that fulfill the requirements to enroll in a Doctoral Programme and to be awarded a PhD degree by a Portuguese University.

    The research activities leading to the attainment of the PhD degree will take place in the R&D Unit Lisbon Public Law/Centro de Investigação de Direito Público, which will be the host institution of the PhD Grant holder, without prejudice of the work to be carried out in collaboration with more than one institution.

    The research activities leading to the completion of the PhD degree must be developed under the activity plan and strategy of the R&D Unit Lisbon Public Law/Centro de Investigação de Direito Público and should be developed under the Doctoral Program in Law – Specialization in Legal-Political Sciences or Specialization in International and European Legal Sciences at the University of Lisbon School of Law.

    The work plan may be developed entirely or partially in a national institution (fellowship in Portugal or both in Portugal and abroad, respectively).

    The duration of the PhD Grants is, as a rule, annual, renewable up to the maximum of four years (48 months), and cannot be granted for a period less than three consecutive months.

    In the case of a studentship carried out both in Portugal and abroad, the work plan period in a foreign institution cannot exceed 24 months.

    Eligibility criteria

    The following citizens may apply to this call :

    • National citizens or citizens from other member states of the European Union;

    • Third-country citizens;

    • Stateless individuals;

    • Citizens holding political refugee status.

    Selection process

    The evaluation takes into account the merit of the candidate and the quality and feasibility of the work plan, as well as its suitability for the scientific activities of Lisbon Public Law/Centro de Investigação de Direito Público.

    See full text call for more info.

    Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0 to 100 points in each of the following evaluation criteria:

    Criterion A – Merit of the Candidate , with a weight of 50%;

    o Sub-criterion A1 – Academic Path, with a weight of 25%; the score for this sub-criterion is calculated based on the final classifications contained in the academic degree certificates presented by the candidate, according to Table 1 and Table 2.

    o Sub-criterion A2 – Personal Curriculum, which reflects the scientific and professional path, weighing 25%.

    Criterion B – Merit of the Work Plan , with a weight of 50%, considering, in particular, the relevance of the object of study in the field of Public Law, the scientific quality and feasibility of the research plan, and the adequacy of the Work Plan to Lisbon Public Law/CIDP 's strategic objectives.

    Additional comments


    The Work Plan must not exceed 3000 words and include:

    Summary (maximum 150 words).

    State of the Art (maximum 500 words and up to 30 bibliographic references), with a literature review that theoretically supports the research object and justifies the originality of the proposal.

    Objectives (maximum 300 words) describing the main research questions and the goals to be achieved with the project's development.

    Detailed description (maximum 2000 words) of the work plan to be developed, including the methodological approach, the description of the tasks to be carried out, their interdependencies and connects, as well as the corresponding execution deadlines. For the evaluation panel to analyze the feasibility of the proposed work plan, the candidate must attach a chart with the timetable of the different proposed tasks.

    Supervisor(s) identification, from who will supervise the work plan during the PhD.

    In case the candidate plans to develop part of the work plan in collaboration with an institution additional to the host institution, it might submit a "Letter of Support" attesting to the respective collaboration. Any other situations that support the feasibility of the proposal, namely authorizations to collect data, access to facilities or use of equipment, or others, may be validated through supporting letters. The support letter must be issued and signed by the person responsible for the collaboration at the unit/institution where the work will be carried out.

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    PhD Grants are aimed at applicants enrolled or that comply with the requirements to enroll in the Doctoral Program in Law (University of Lisbon School of Law) and who wish to carry out research towards the attainment of the Doctor degree at the R&D Unit Lisbon Public Law/Centro de Investigação de Direito Público.

    To apply for the PhD Grants, applicants should meet the following criteria:

    • To hold a MSc in Law or related areas;

    • To be a citizen permanently and usually living in Portugal at the start date of the work plan abroad, if the work plan proceeds, entirely or partially, in foreign institutions (in case of both in Portugal and abroad studentship); this requirement applies to both national and foreign citizens;

    • Not to have benefited from a PhD or a PhD in industry studentship directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration;

    • Not to hold a PhD degree.

    Specific Requirements

    Applications must be accompanied, under penalty of non-admissibility, by the following supporting documents:

    • Information contained in the applicant's identity card/citizen's card/passport;

    • Applicant's detailed Curriculum Vitae;

    • Certificates of the academic degrees held by the applicant, compulsorily specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all subjects taken, or, in alternative, the applicant's declaration of honour, confirming that the master's degree was completed by the end of the application deadline;

    • Record of recognition of the academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions and record of the conversion of the respective final classification to the Portuguese classification scale. Alternatively, the applicant must submit a declaration of honour confirming that he/she obtained recognition of the foreign degree equivalent to that of a bachelor's or master's by the end of the application period;

    • Two recommendation letters;

    • Preliminary work plan, according to the unit's research strategy;

    • Supervisor(s) identification, if applicable;

    • The application and all related documents (except for the recommendation letters and certificate of the academic degree) should be written in English.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: ICJP - Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas
  • Department: CIDP - Centro de Investigação de Direito Público
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Lisboa
  • State/Province: None (International)
  • Postal Code: 1649-014
  • Street: FDUL - Alameda da Universidade