Organisation/Company: University of Minho
Research Field: Educational sciences
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 15/07/2022 17:00 - Europe/London
Location: Portugal › Braga
The Research Centre on Education (CIEd) has opened a call for 04 (four)
research scholarships, hereinafter referred to as PhD Research Scholarships,
in the area of Educational Sciences, under the scope of the FCT Regulations
for Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) and the Research Fellow Statute
The scholarships will be funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology
(FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for Financing the Multiannual Plan of
Research Scholarships for Doctoral Students, signed between FCT and the R&D
Unit CIEd - Centro de Investigação em Educação (Research Centre on Education
- Unit 01661).
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
The call is open between 15 June and 5 p.m. (Lisbon time) on 15 July 2022.
The applications and the supporting documents for the application provided for
in this Notice of the Opening of the Call should be obligatorily submitted by
email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each candidate may submit only one application, under penalty of cancellation
of all submitted applications.
The provision of false statements or the undertaking of acts of plagiarism by
the candidates form grounds for cancelling the application without prejudice
to the adoption of other sanctioning measures.
TYPE AND DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS
Doctoral research scholarships are intended to finance the undertaking by the
scholarship holder of research activities leading to the obtaining of the
academic degree of doctor in Portuguese universities.
The research activities leading to the obtaining of the academic doctoral
degree will take place at the Research Centre on Education, which will be the
host institution of the scholarship holders, without prejudice to the work
being able to be carried out in cooperation between more than one institution.
The research activities leading to the obtaining of the academic degree of
doctor of the selected scholarship holders must be included in the activity
plan and strategy of the Education Research Centre, and must be carried out
within the scope of the following Doctoral Programmes:
Doctoral Programme in Educational Sciences, from the University of Minho;
Doctoral Programme in Distance Education and eLearning, from the
University of Minho, in partnership with the Universidade Aberta.
The work plan may take place in full or in part at a national institution
(scholarship in the country or mixed scholarship, respectively).
The duration of the scholarships is, as a rule, annual, renewable up to a
maximum of four years (48 months), and cannot be awarded for a period of
less than 3 consecutive months.
In the case of a mixed scholarship, the period of the work plan that takes
place in a foreign institution may not exceed 24 months.
Doctoral Research Scholarships are intended for registered candidates or for
candidates who meet the necessary conditions to enrol in one of the Doctoral
Programmes listed above and who wish to develop research activities leading to
the obtaining of an academic doctoral degree at the Research Centre on
WORK PLAN AND SCIENTIFIC SUPERVISION OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS
The work plan must fit the CIEd mission and contribute to the development of
the strategic plan of this R&D unit, with scientific guidance falling under
the responsibility of one of its integrated PhD members. The work plan to be
submitted must contain the following mandatory elements: title; summary (max.
1000 characters); keywords; state of the art (max. 3500 characters);
research questions and objectives (max. 2000 characters); detailed
description, explaining the methodological approach, planned tasks and
execution deadlines, as well as their framework and relevance to the CIEd
strategic plan (max. 7000 characters); schedule chart and references
(maximum of 30 references). For this purpose, candidates have their own form
available at https: // cied.uminho.pt/formulario-de-submissao-de-plano-de-
Scholarship recipients are awarded a monthly maintenance allowance in
accordance with the table in Annex I of the Regulations for Studentships and
The scholarship may also include other components, under the terms set out in
article 18 of the Regulations for Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) and the
amounts provided for in its Annex II.
All scholarship holders benefit from personal accident insurance in relation
to research activities, which is borne by FCT.
All scholarship holders who are not covered by any social protection scheme
can ensure the exercise of the right to social security by joining the
voluntary social insurance scheme, in accordance with the Code of Contributory
Regimes of the Social Security Welfare Scheme, with FCT bearing the costs
resulting from contributions under the terms and within the limits provided
for in article 10 of the Research Fellow Statute (EBI).
PAYMENT OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
Payments due to the scholarship holder are made by bank transfer to the
account identified by the scholarship holder. The monthly maintenance
allowance is paid on the first business day of each month.
The payments of the registration, enrolment or tuition fee components are made
by FCT directly to the national institution where the scholarship holder is
registered and enrolled on their doctorate.
Applicants to the current call should comply with the following: Be Portuguese
citizens, or citizens of other European Union member states; Third State
citizens; Stateless persons; Citizens who are beneficiaries of the political
To apply for the PhD Research Scholarship, it is necessary to: Have a first
degree or Master's degree in the area of Educational Sciences or in areas
considered to be related; Reside permanently and usually in Portugal at the
start of the work plan period abroad, if the proposed work plan for the
scholarship includes a period in foreign institutions (mixed scholarships),
which is a requirement applicable to both national citizens and foreign
citizens; Not have benefited from a doctoral scholarship or doctoral programme
in companies directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration; Not hold a
It is essential, under penalty of not being admitted to the Call, to attach
the following documents to the application:
Identity card/citizen card/passport elements; The applicant's Curriculum
vitae; Certificates of qualification of the academic degrees held, specifying
the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all
the subjects undertaken, or, alternatively, a declaration of honour by the
candidate stating the conditions under which he or she completed his or her
Bachelor's or Master's degree by the end of the application period;
Registration of the recognition of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher
education institutions and registration of the conversion of the respective
final classification to the Portuguese classification scale, or,
alternatively, a declaration of honour by the candidate stating how he or she
obtained the recognition of the foreign degree as equivalent to that of a
Bachelor's or Master's degree with effect at the end of the application
period; Motivation Letter; Letters of recommendation (2); Work plan
(through the form available at https: // cied.uminho.pt/formulario-de-
submissao-de-plano-de-trabalhos-2022); Declaration of acceptance by the
academic supervisor(s); Write the application and all associated documents,
including letters of motivation and recommendation, in Portuguese or in
The assessment will take into account the merit of the candidate, the merit of
the work plan and the relevance of the application for the CIEd strategic
Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0.000 to 5.000
points in each of the following assessment criteria:
Criterion A - Candidate's Merit, with a weighting of 40%;
Sub-criterion A1 – Academic Path, with a weighting of 50%
Sub-criterion A2 – Personal Curriculum Vitae, with a weighting of 40%
Sub-criterion A3 – Motivation Letter, with a weighting of 10%
The classification of Criterion A will be obtained by applying the following
formula: Criterion A = (A1×0.5) + (A2×0.4) + (A3×0.1)
Criterion B - Merit of the Work Plan, with a weighting of 40%
Sub-criterion B1 – Relevance of the object of study, with a weighting of 30%
Sub-criterion B2 – Scientific quality, with a weighting of 50%
Sub-criterion B3 – Feasibility of the work plan, with a weighting of 20%
The classification of criterion B will be obtained by applying the following
formula: Criterion B = (B1×0.3) + (B2×0.5) + (B3×0.2)
Criterion C - Relevance of the application to the CIEd Strategic Plan, with a
weighting of 20%
For the purpose of the decision on the awarding of scholarships, the
candidates will be ordered according to the weighted average of the
classification obtained in each of the 3 criteria, as translated by the
following formula: Final Classification =( 0.4×A+0.4×B+0.2×C )
The candidate assessment panel consists of the following members: José António
Brandão Soares de Carvalho, University of Minho (panel coordinator); Maria
Fernanda Santos Martins, University of Minho (full member); Isabel Flávia
Gonçalves Fernandes Ferreira Vieira, University of Minho (full member); José
António Martin Moreno Afonso, University of Minho (full member); Luís
Gonzaga Pereira Dourado, University of Minho (full member); Maria Conceição
Pinto Antunes, University of Minho (alternate member); José Augusto Branco
Palhares, University of Minho (alternate member).
The payment of the scholarships will begin after the return, by the
applicants, of the duly signed scholarship contract, which must occur within a
maximum period of 15 working days from its date of receipt.
The scholarships awarded under this call will be financed by FCT with funds
from the State Budget and, when eligible, with funds from the European Social
Fund, to be made available under PORTUGAL2020, through, in particular, the
Northern Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), Regional Operational
Programme of the Centre (Centro 2020) and the Regional Operational Programme
for the Alentejo (Alentejo 2020), or others that may be approved, in
accordance with the regulatory provisions established for this purpose.
FCT promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, so that no
candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed or deprived of any right or
exempt from any duty due to, in particular, ancestry, age, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, family status, economic situation, education,
social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity,
disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of
origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions or trade
The Call is governed by this Opening Notice, by the FCT Regulations for
Studentships and Fellowships, approved by Regulation No. 950/2019, published
in the Official Gazette, II Series of the DR of 16 December 2019, by the
Research Fellow Statute approved by Law No. 40/2004, of 18 August, in the
wording in force, and by other applicable national and community legislation.
Web site for additional job details
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Organisation/Company: University of Minho
Department: Research Center on Education
Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
Website: https: // cied.uminho.pt/
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