Research Grant — R...

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 29 Nov 2022

Offer description:

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for students enrolled in master, PhD or ongoing non-academic degrees, in Agrarian Sciences, in the frame of the R&D project SoilRec4+Health - Soil recover for a healthy food and quality of life’ (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000083, BI/UTAD/66/2022) with the financial support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Norte 2020 (North Regional Operational Program 2014/2020).



Scientific area/research field:

Agrarian Sciences

Researcher profile:

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Admission requirements:

  • Degree with a minimum classification of 12 values out of 20;
  • Higher studies in Agricultural Engineering*;
  • Comply with the provisions of article 6th Regulation of FCT Research Grants (RBI nº 950/2019)*;
  • * mandatory requirement

    Work plan:

    The candidate will carry out R&D activities within the scope of the SoilRec4+Health project, namely to develop activities of: Installation, maintenance and monitoring of plant production trials; Analysis, data processing; Report writing;

    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 School of Agrarian and Veterinarian Sciences of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, under the scientific guidance of Professor Henrique Manuel +da Fonseca Trindade and the co-supervision of Professor Guilhermina Miguel Da Silva Marques and Professor Maria Isabel Mendes Guerra Marques Cortez.

    Duration of scholarship:

    The fellowship will last for 3 months, starting from January to March 2023. The scholarship contract may be renewed, and the total duration may not exceed 12 months.


    If the grant is awarded to students enrolled in a course that does not confer an academic degree, the contract cannot exceed a total duration of 12 months.

    Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

    The scholarship amount corresponds to 875.98 euros according to the table of scholarships awarded directly by the FCT, I.P. in the country ( ). 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. Academic curriculum assessment, namely academic qualifications and professional experience

    Composition of the Selection Jury:

    Chair – Henrique Manuel Da Fonseca Trindade, Associate Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Effective Member - Guilhermina Miguel Da Silva Marques, Auxiliary Professor from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

    Effective Member - Sara Silva Bernardo, Junior Researcher 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 ( ), 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 16-11-2022 to 29-11-2022.

    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: and select the Research Grants option. Or go directly to .

    • 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.

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