Scientific Research Fellowship (Bipd) 039/2022

Universities and Institutes of Portugal


June 24, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: University of Algarve
  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 30/07/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Portugal › Faro
  • Reference Number: FINISTERRA-ERC-2021-COG
  • NOTICE N.º 039/2022


    TITLE: Post-doctoral Research Grant

    A call is now open for one post-doctoral research grant (BIPD) within the project 101045506-FINISTERRA-ERC-2021-COG, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), with the following conditions:

    Research Field: Archaeology or related areas.

    Admission Requirements: Ph.D. in Archaeology or related areas; Experience in isotope analysis of paleolithic fauna and fieldwork experience in Iberian Middle Paleolithic contexts. The grant follows the UAlg's Research Grants Regulation, available at https: //

    Work Plan: The fellow will develop isotope analysis of fauna assemblages recovered from Middle Paleolithic sites in southwestern Iberia aiming to reconstruct paleoclimate and understand the ecodynamics of Neanderthal populations in the region.

    Applicable Legislation and regulations: Status of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by the Law nº 40/2004, from 18th of August, conferred by the Decree- Law 123/2019, from the 28th of July, and Ualg's Research Grants Regulation, available at https: //

    Working place: The work will be developed at ICArEHB at UAlg, Faro, under the supervision of Dr. João Cascalheira.

    Duration of the grant: The grant will have a first contract of 12 months duration, beginning on the 1st of October 2022. The fellowship contract may be renewed for additional identical periods, up to 36 months, taking into account the UAlg's Research Grants Regulation available in https: //

    Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.686,00 euros according to https: // The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

    Selection criteria will be as follows: Following the 2nd paragraph of article 11 of the Regulation for Research Grants of UAlg, the evaluation of candidates focuses only on the following criteria:

  • Candidate's merit (50%)
  • Motivation letter (30%)
  • Interview (to the four best applications evaluated by the above criteria) (20%)
  • Candidates who are not selected for an interview will have a weight of 80% within the set of the other two evaluation criteria. The final classification for candidates is expressed on a scale from 0 to 20, up to one decimal place.

    The tender jury comprises the following members:

    - João Cascalheira (President)

    - Nuno Bicho (Effective member)

    - Célia Gonçalves (Effective member)

    - Ana Gomes (Substitute member)

    Publication and notification of the results: Final results will be publicized through an ordered list according to the final grade, posted in a conspicuous and public local of ICArEHB, and communicated to the applicants by email to the addresses indicated by each candidate.

    Deadline for applications and submission forms: The call is open from 24/06/2022 to 29/07/2022.

    The following documents must accompany applications:

    - Official identification document (simple copy or legal equivalent). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, you should present a residence permit, permanent residence certificate, or long-term resident status, valid on the scholarship start date, any of which may be replaced, in its absence, by a declaration of commitment. However, one of the previous must be delivered at the contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the granting of the scholarship;

    - Copy of the qualification certificates of the academic degrees held, specifying the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all subjects taken;

    - If a foreign higher education institution has awarded the degrees, it must conform to the rules established in Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of the 16th of August, and all required formalities must be complied with up to the date of termination deadline for submission of the application. If the completed process is not found until the end of the application deadline, the candidate must prove that he/she has requested the recognition of the degree.

    - Curriculum Vitae;

    - Motivation letter, maximum 500 words;

    - Passport or identity card for European applicants (copy);

    - Taxpayer Identification Number (NIF). If you have a nationality other than Portuguese, this should only be submitted during the scholarship contracting phase, under penalty of forfeiture of the scholarship award;

    - Other documents considered important

    - The Application Request, dated and signed, must be addressed to the President of the Evaluation Panel (https: // www. requerimento-para-candidatura-bolsa20200601.pdf) for the following address: ICArHEB, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Reference nº 039/2022 or to If the Application Request is sent by email, the applicant must duly express his/her consent that all notifications regarding this application are sent to the email address given.

    Grant contract documents

    -Supporting documents stating that the applicant gathers all the requirements for this grant, namely the enrolment certificate in an awarding degree study cycle or a postgraduate course;

    -Supervisor Declaration taking responsibility for the Work plan supervision, according to article 5º-A of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, as well as assuring the necessary conditions for the development of the work plan and in compliance with article 13 º of the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow;

    -Declaration of the Grant acceptance;

    -Declaration of commitment to the exclusivity regime

    Complaints and Appeal Deadlines and procedures

    On the decision for granting the Research Grant, candidates may, if they wish, comment on the hearing of interested parties, within 10 working days, under the terms provided for in the Administrative Procedure Code.

    From the practice or omission of any act of the evaluation panel, candidates can complain within 10 working days.

    The final decision of the evaluation panel can be appealed to the Rector within 15 working days after the respective notification.

    Scholarship contractWith the selected applicant, and after receiving all the required documentation, a scholarship contract will be signed following the attached model.Assessment of the scholarship holder(s)At the end of each period of duration of the scholarship contract, the activity developed by the scholarship holder(s) is evaluated by the supervisor by applying the following criteria, following the attached model:

  • Fulfillment of objectives - evaluating the level of results' achievement by the grantee, taking into consideration the work plan (75%);
  • Behavioral skills - assessing the personal characteristics highlighted during the assessment period, namely those related to professionalism and thoroughness in all activities carried out (15%);
  • Personal attitude - rating the personal commitment and availability shown during the evaluation period, taking into account factors such as the effort made, the interest and motivation shown, and the receptivity of the guidance team's recommendations (10%).
  • UAlg reserves the right to cancel this application procedure if by any means the contract celebration with the funding entity is not established.

    Universidade do Algarve, 9th June 2022 Scientific Coordinator

    Dr. João Cascalheira


    The monthly maintenance allowance corresponds to 1.686,00 euros according to https: // The maintenance allowance will be paid monthly by bank transfer.

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    Eligibility criteria

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    Offer Requirements
  • Other: PhD or equivalent


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    Specific Requirements

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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Algarve
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Portugal
  • City: Faro
  • State/Province: Faro - Algarve
  • Postal Code: 8005-139
  • Street: Campus da Penha