Research Grant — R...

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


November 26, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  • Research Field: Engineering
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 13/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Vila Real
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 17/01/2022
  • Offer description:

    The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for master and integrated master students, in Engineering Sciences, in the frame of the R&D project DigitalTouchAuto (DTA) (POCI-01-0247-FEDER-049263) with the financial support of European Development Fund Regional (FEDER) through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program (POCI).



    Scientific area/research field:

    Engineering Sciences

    Researcher profile:

    First Stage Researcher (R1)

    Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor degree (or more than 180 ECTS in the Integrated master) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering or similar;
  • Attend a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering;
  • Compliance with the Research Grants Regulation, namely with regard to mandatory enrolment in a degree-granting or non-degree-granting training course (Article 6 of RBI nº 950/2019).
  • mandatory requirement

    Work plan:

    The candidate will carry out R&D activities within the scope of the DTA project, namely:

    1) As part of the Digital Auto Touch project, the grantee will have to carry out tasks with the aim of investigating and developing coatings for a touch panel;

    2) Develop a state of the art on anti-reflective coatings;

    3) Simulation study on the functionalization of coatings (anti-static, anti- scratch, anti-typing);

    4) Definition of protocols for characterization, testing and validation of coatings;

    Applicable legislation and regulations:

    Law N.º 40/2004, of 18 August (Statute of Scientific Research Fellow), amended by DL 123/2019 of 28 August; FCT, IP Research Grant Regulation, approved by Regulation N.º 234/2012, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 25, 2012, amended and republished by Regulation No. 326/2013, published in the II Series of the Diário da Republic of July 27, 2013, amended by Regulation No. 339/2015, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of June 17, 2015 and Law No. 71/2018 (State Budget Law for 2019) and by Regulation No. 950/2019, published in the II Series of the Diário da República of December 16, 2019, and the Regulation of Research Grants of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro - Dispatch RT.36/2011, of July 6, of Mr. Rector, published in Diário da República by Order No. 9157/2011 (II Series), of July 19 in its current wording.


    The work will be developed at the Physics Department of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, under the scientific guidance of Professor Marco Paulo Duarte Naia.

    Duration of scholarship:

    The fellowship will last for x months, starting from January 2022. The scholarship contract may be renewed, and the total duration may not exceed 12 months.

    Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

    The scholarship amount corresponds to €835,98 according to the table of scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the country (https: // www. The period of payment of the scholarship is monthly and through bank deposit, check or another equivalent method.

    Selection Methods:

    The selection methods to be used will be as follows:

    A. Motivation letter assessment (20%);

    B. Academic curriculum assessment (60%);

    C. Bachelor degree grade (or weight mean grade of UC of integrated Master (20%).

    Composition of the Selection Jury:

    Chair – Marco Paulo Duarte Naia, Auxiliary Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Effective Member – Norberto Jorge Alves Parente Gonçalves, Auxiliary Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Effective Member – Maraia Adelaide Pinho Montenegro Andrade, Auxiliary Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Form of advertising/notification of results:

    The final results of the evaluation will be publicized through a ranked list posted on the UTAD Campus Online Page (https:// www. ), with the candidate being approved notified via email.

    In the event that the selected scholarship holder withdraws, the final ranking list of candidates in this competition may be used to replace them. If none of the candidates demonstrates that they have the profile indicated to carry out the work plan, the jury reserves the right not to award the scholarship to the competition.

    If the decision to be taken is unfavourable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the aforementioned disclosure, to express their opinion, if desired, in a prior hearing, under the terms provided for in the Code of Administrative Procedure.

    Application deadline and form of submission of applications:

    The tender is open from 26-11-2021 to 13-12-2021.

    Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application form accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae proving the above- mentioned requirements; Indication of the following data: citizen card number, tax identification number – TIN, date of birth, mobile phone number and email address; motivation letter; declaration of honour (to be requested by email to and documentary evidence of the requested requirements.

    The application must be made through the UTAD Campus Online Page, in the Research Grants section, following the instructions:

    • Access the UTAD Campus Online Page: www. and select the Research Grants option. Or go directly to www. .

    • Select the scholarship you intend to apply for.

    • When selecting the “Apply” option, you will be redirected to the application page where you must complete and submit the respective form.

    Equality of opportunities:

    The candidate has the right to equal opportunities and treatment, and may not be privileged, benefited, prejudiced, deprived of any right or exempt from any duty due, in particular, to ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
  • Department: Research Support Office
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Vila Real
  • State/Province: Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Postal Code: 5001-801
  • Street: Quinta de Prados