Call for a Research Scholarship

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 28 Jan 2022

Call is open for the award of 1 (one) Research Grant under the PTDC/NANMAT/32558/2017– “CHIHC - Chiral inorganic and hybrid cellulose inspired nanostructures for electronics and Photonics”, for the development of R&D activities to be carried out by PhD students or graduates and masters enrolled in non-academic degree courses, financed “Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P.”, under the following conditions:

Recipient admission requirements /Profile:

  • be enrolled in a PhD or be a graduate and master enrolled in a non-academic degree course;
  • not exceed, with the conclusion of the scholarship contract in question, including possible renewals, a cumulative period of 4 (four) years if you are enrolled in a Doctorate and 1 (one) year if you are a master enrolled in a non-academic degree for this type of scholarship;
  • Have training in the areas of Materials Engineering, Micro and Nanotechnologies Engineering, Physics Engineering, or other related areas that have given the candidate experience in deposition of Thin Films and Plasma Deposition Technologies.
  • Candidates who have obtained the degree abroad must have the degree recognized in Portugal, pursuant to Decree-Law No. 66/2018 of August 16.

    Work plan: The candidate will develop research work performing the following tasks with the following objectives:

    • Chemical modification of cellulose derivatives, fibers and nanocrystals;
    • Functionalization of cellulose fibers with inorganic nanoparticles;
    • Preparation of mixtures of cellulose derivatives with inorganic nanoparticles;
    • Application of cellulose-based nanocomposites in sensors and transistors.
    • Characterization of the devices obtained.

    Applicable legislation and regulations: Statute of the Scientific Research Grantee, approved by Law No. 40/2004 of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012, of August 27 and amended by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of 29 October, Law No. 12/2013 of January 29 and Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28 and The Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP - 2019, available in and

    Duration of the grant: The grant will have a minimum duration of 7 months, possibly renewable within the duration of the project, provided that it does not exceed the period referred to in point (b) of the admission requirements and is scheduled to start in February, 2022.

    Application deadline and form of submission of applications: The competition is open for the period from 17 to 28 January 2022.

    Applications must be formalised by submitting the following documentation:

    ... Letter of application;

    ... Curriculum Vitae;

    ... Motivation Letter;

    ... Certificate of Qualifications or declaration of commitment of honor on the ownership of the respective academic degree according to draft available on the UNINOVA website (, in the Job Opportunities tab.

    Upon contracting, the Certificate of Qualifications must be delivered;

    ... Informed consent statement duly dated and signed, according to the draft available on the UNINOVA website (, in the Job Opportunities tab;

    ... Copy of ID;

    ... Other documents attesting to what was reported on the CV.

    In the event of contractualization, the selected candidate must present the Proof of registration in a doctorate or in a course not conferring an academic degree.

    Applications must be submitted to UNINOVA or submitted by email to, and to with the subject BI-Mestre-CHIHC-04/2022.

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