Research Scholarship (Bi) In The Area Of Education And Training, In Education And Areas Similar

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


May 27, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre
  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 27/05/2022 17:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Portalegre
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Reference Number: Ref. IPP/Project PTDC/CED-EDG/0001/2022
  • Research Scholarship (BI) in the area of Education and Training, in Education and areas

    similar – 1 vacancy

    Under the PTDC/CED-EDG/4650/2021 project

    Ref. IPP/Project PTDC/CED-EDG/0001/2022

    The competition is open for the attribution of 1 (one) Research Scholarship (BI) for PhD student, within the scope of the PRDC/CED-EDG/4650/2021 project entitled “On the Route of Schools as Learning Communities for Inclusion”, taking place at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, through of the program All Scientific Domains – 2021, LC4Inclusion, under the following conditions:

    Scientific Area(s): Education and Training, in Education and similar areas

    Admission requirements: Hold a master's degree and be a student enrolled in a PhD in the area of Education and Training, in Education and similar areas, with active enrollment and regularized status, under the terms of the Research Scholarship Statute, approved by Law no. 40/2004, of 18 August, in its current wording, and in the Regulation of Research Scholarships of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, approved by Order No. 135, 2nd series, of July 14th.

    The following are identified as preferential requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Education and Training, and/or in Education and similar areas;
  • Curricular training in research methodologies in education;
  • Have fluent domain of spoken and written Portuguese and English;
  • Experience in the development of research and development projects in the area of teacher training;
  • Knowledge and experience of processing quantitative data;
  • Knowledge and experience of processing qualitative data;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Experience in field work and team spirit;
  • Publications in indexed scientific journals and in scientific conference proceedings.
  • If the qualification has been granted by a foreign higher education institution, it will have to be recognized by a Portuguese higher education institution, under article 25 of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16th, which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and diplomas in Higher Education, attributed by foreign higher education institutions, and paragraph e) of no. 2, of article 4 of Decree-Law no. 60/2018, of August 03rd, and any formalities established therein must be completed by the date of the contracting act.

    Are eligible candidates who comply with the provisions of paragraph a), no. 1 of article 2 of the Research Scholarship Statute, in its current wording, as well as no. 1 and no. 2 of article 6 and article 9 of the Research Scholarships Regulation of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre.

    Work plan: The work plan to be developed during the fellowship reflects the scope of the project and consists of the following:

  • Bibliographic research and review;
  • Selection, adaptation and construction of questionnaires, interviews and other data collection instruments;
  • Collection, organization and systematization of empirical data;
  • Analysis of the data collected using SPSS and N-Vivo;
  • Preparation and defense of the PhD research project in the scope of the themes Teacher Training and Supervision and/or in the area of Education;
  • Dissemination of study results, through participation in national and international seminars and conferences and writing articles of a scientific and professional nature to be submitted in SCOPUS/Web of Science indexed journals;
  • Have a driving license.
  • Applicable legislation and regulations: Law no. 40/2004 of 18 August, in its current wording, which approves the Research Scholarship Statute; Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of 16 August, in its current wording, which approves the Legal Regime for the recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions; Decree-Law No. 60/2018, of August 3rd, which simplifies administrative procedures necessary for the pursuit of research and development activities; Regulation No. 950/2019, of December 16, 2019, in its current wording, which approves the Regulation for Research Scholarships of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P; and Order n.º 7148/2020, of 2 July, published in Diário da República n.º 135, 2nd series, of 14 July, approving the Regulation of Research Scholarships of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre.

    Workplace: The work will be carried out at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, under the scientific guidance of Professor Doctor Maria José das Dores Martins.

    Type and duration of the scholarship: The Research Scholarship (BI) is intended to finance R&D activities to be carried out within the scope of the project. The scholarship will last for 12 months, starting until – at the latest – September 2022 (inclusive). The scholarship contract will eventually be renewable, up to a maximum of four years. Under no circumstances may the scholarship exceed the maximum duration of the project and/or applicable legislation.

    Amount of monthly maintenance allowance and personal accident insurance: The amount of the Research Scholarship (BI) corresponds to €1,144.64, according to the table of values of scholarships awarded by FCT, I.P. in Portugal, stablished in Annex I of Regulation No. 950/2019, 16 of December of 2019, in its current wording, witch approves the Regulation for Research Scholarships of the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP (www., updated in accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 18 of that Regulation and the Deliberation n.º 257/2022, of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Science and Technology, published in the Diário da República n.º 41/2022, 2nd Series, 28th of February, with effect from 1st of January 2022. The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer. Scholarship holders will be covered by personal accident insurance.

    Selection and Assessment Criteria: The selection methods to be used are: Curriculum Assessment (40%) and Selection Interview (60%).

    The selection methods to be used are based on the following parameters:

  • Curriculum Assessment (AC) – 40%
  • • Criterion A – Academic Path (which reflects the classifications of academic degrees) – 30%;

    • Criterion B – Scientific and professional component (which reflects the scientific and professional background, and academic, when applicable) – 60%;

  • Sub-criterion B1 – Proven scientific and professional experience in the area of ​​Teacher Training and/or Education – 30%;
  • Subcriterion B2 – Publications and participation in R&D activities – 30%;
  • Sub-criterion B3 - “Very good” level competences in English (B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference) spoken and written – 20%;
  • Sub-criterion B4 - ICT skills and database management – ​​20%;
  • • Criterion C – Letter of motivation – 10%.

  • Selection Interview (ES), which may be by videoconference – 60%

  • The interview classification will obey the following criteria:

  • Motivation for scientific research in general – 25%;

  • Specific motivation for the study area to be carried out – 25%;
  • Knowledge in the area of ​​study to be carried out – 25%;
  • Capacity of analysis and critical sense – 25%.
  • Candidates who score less than 9.50 in the selection method(s) are considered excluded from the final assessment.

    Candidates will be ranked according to their final classification (CF), resulting from the application of the following formula: CF (0.40 ×AC) + (0.60 ×ES).

    The jury reserves the right not to award the scholarship if candidates with the appropriate profile do not apply.

    Application documents: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending the following documents:

    a) Application form, available on the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre website at https: // menu investigation, duly signed by the candidate;

    b) Letter of motivation, duly signed by the candidate;

    c) Documents proving that the candidate meets the conditions required for the type of scholarship for which he is applying, namely, the certificate of qualifications;

    d) Curriculum Vitae of the candidate (a) detailed indicating the date of birth, citizen card number / passport number, tax identification number, tax address and email address, initialed and signed by the candidate;

    e) Proof of enrollment in a master/integrated master in the area in which the competition is open, with active enrollment and regularized status;

    f) Other documentation that the candidate considers relevant for the consideration of the application;

    g) Document proving the country of residence, residence permit or other legally equivalent document, valid on the date of commencement of the fellowship, under the terms set out in paragraph b) of No. 1 of article 14, Regulation of 950/2019, of December 16, 2019, in its current wording, in the case of

    third-party citizens.

    The lack of any of the documents required in the application, or sending/delivering it to a location other than the one indicated in this notice, may imply its exclusion.

    Candidates who incorrectly formalize their application or who do not prove the requirements of this competition are excluded from admission to the competition. The jury has the power to demand from any candidate, in case of doubt, the presentation of documents proving their statements.

    Deadline for application and form of submission of applications: The deadline for submission of applications will run from the 12 of May of 2022 to 17:00 (Lisbon time) on the 27 of May of 2022.

    Applications must be sent, obligatorily, by e-mail to the address, attaching all the requested documents, in digital format, in PDF format, indicating the reference of this notice in the subject.

    Composition of the selection jury: the jury is composed by:

    President of the Jury: Professor Doctor Maria José das Dores Martins

    Effective Vowels:

    1st Effective Vowel – Professor Doctor Amélia Marchão

    2nd Effective Vowel – Teresa Oliveira

    Substitute Vowels – Professor Doctor Susana Porto and Professor Doctor Maria João Mogarro.

    If there is a need to replace the President of the Jury, it is safeguarded that he is replaced by the first effective vowel, with the first substitute vowel being appointed to replace the effective vowel.

    Form of publication/notification of results: The draft decision on the evaluation results will be sent to candidates by the email indicated in the application, within 90 working days after the deadline for submission of applications.

    If the result is unfavorable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if desired, in the context of a prior hearing of interested parties, under the Code of Administrative Procedure, approved by Decree-Law no. 4/2015 of January 7th. At the end of the period established for hearing interested parties and, in the absence of any response from them, the list of candidates will become definitive.

    The final results of the evaluation will be published through an ordered list, by final grade obtained, on the website of the IPP and GII website, as well as by email, to all candidates, attaching, in this case and to the purpose, copies of the minutes with the deliberations of the jury.

    A complaint may be filed against the final decision, within 15 working days, addressed to the president of the jury. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to the President of IPP, within 30 working days after notification of the final decision, in accordance with the provisions of article 13 of the IPP Research Scholarship Regulation.

    Scholarship acceptance: The selected candidate must express in writing, by e-mail, to, the intention to accept the scholarship. In case of

    non-acceptance, the scholarship will be awarded to the serial candidate in the position immediately following in the final ranking order.

    Policy of non-discrimination and equal access: The Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access, whereby no candidate may be privileged, benefited or harmed or 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, home territory, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.

    Data protection: Once the application is submitted, the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre will legitimately process the applicant's personal data, provided by it, under the personal data protection legislation in force, foreseen in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the Parliament European and Council, of 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and in Law no. 58/2019, of August 8th. In order to comply with the legal obligations of financing the project, the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre is subject to the competition process being made available to the financing entity.

    Publication of the Notice: Under no. 2 of article 8 of the Regulation for Research Scholarships of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, this notice will be published on the website, https: //, and on the website of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // www.
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Portalegre
  • Postal Code: 7300-110
  • Street: Praça do Município, 11