Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2021


Ref. HAC4CG_6

A call for tenders is now open for the attribution of one Research Scholarship within the scope of the project HAC4CG – Heritage, Art, Creation for Climate Change. LIving the city: catalysing spaces for learning, creation and action towards climate change (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000067) co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) through the Northern Regional Operational Program, under the terms of the Notice of Opening of Application No. NORTE-45-2020-75 - Support System for Scientific and Technological Research - “Structured R&D&I Projects” - Horizon Europe, under the conditions set out below.

Admission requirements:

Applicants for the Research grant must, at the time of application, be registered or present proof of conditional registration for a PhD in the scientific area of Nursing or in another area of Health or in the area of Management and Economics. Candidates must have good command of the English language, a master’s degree with a minimum average of 15 (out of 20) in Nursing, Advanced Nursing, Nursing Sciences or in another area of Health or in the area of Management and Economics. Preferred factors will be the title of Nurse or Specialist Nurse, experience with projects related to community health and/or environmental health. The candidate must demonstrate interest in the scientific area and be able to develop teamwork in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

Work Plan:

The work plan in which the scholarship holder will fit corresponds to the specific work plan of Tasks 1 to 3 of Research Line 3 of the HAC4CG Project and will include:

1) Collaboration in the literature review on “The analysis of literature on community empowerment processes and community partnerships anchored on the problematic of climate changes and environment concerns.”

2) Realization of 3 Focus Group with:

a) Leaders of Local Authorities, Public Health Units and Community Care Units and (if any) local organizations related to environmental issues;

b) Leaders related to local heritage protection;

c) Leaders related to Art and Environment and Creative Industries.

These Focus Groups are designed to assess the level of empowerment by applying the Community Empowerment Assessment Scale (EAvEC).

3) The evaluation of Community Management with the clinical decision matrix of the Community Assessment, Intervention and Empowerment Model (MAIEC), applying and validating in the same process the MAIEC questionnaire related to climate change and the environment. This questionnaire will be applied to the same leaders who participate in the Focus Groups.

4) Intervention, monitoring and follow-up of MAIEC-sensitive health gains, producing indicators of improvement based on MAIEC diagnostic criteria.

5) Production of policy recommendations and dissemination of results, including production of scientific articles for peer-reviewed international journals.

The Research Fellow will collaborate in all project tasks related to Research Line 3 of the HAC4CG Project, whenever requested in addition to the tasks previously described.

Applicable legislation and regulations:


The work will be developed at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Regional Center of Porto, under the scientific guidance of Professor Pedro Melo. However, field trips are planned, to different destinations in the North region of Portugal, with the objective of primary data collection.

Duration of the scholarship:

The scholarship scheduled to start on 01-08-2021 will have an initial duration of 12 months on an exclusive basis. This scholarship may be renewed for a maximum of 12 months, and may not exceed the project completion date, scheduled for 30-04-2023.

Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The amount of the scholarship corresponds to 1 104.64€ according to the research scholarship values awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country ( ) and will be paid by bank transfer.

Selection methods:

The selection methods to be used will be as follows:

1 – First, candidates are assessed based on 2 criteria: i) curriculum assessment (60%); ii) previous research experience and participation in research projects (40%).

2 - Candidates with a rating higher than 14 in phase one will move to the second phase, which involves an interview. In this situation, the interview will have a weighting of 15% and the result of phase one a weighting of 85%.

Applications that do not meet the admission requirements, delivered on time and incomplete applications will be considered ineligible. It is a requirement to present the undergraduate and master's certificates with the corresponding final classifications.

Important notice for applicants with diplomas issued by foreign higher education institutions:

  • Applicants with diplomas issued by foreign higher education institutions may apply and will be evaluated with the same criteria as candidates with diplomas issued by Portuguese institutions, provided that they present, in application, proof of the recognition of academic degrees and the conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale in accordance with the applicable legislation.
  • Applicants with foreign diplomas who do not present proof of the conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale will be evaluated in the curriculum analysis with a minimum rating of 10 points, on a scale of 10 to 40 points.
  • In any case, scholarship contracts with candidates with diplomas issued by foreign institutions will only be concluded by submitting the proof of recognition of academic degrees and conversion of the final classification, as indicated above.

Composition of the Selection Jury:

Professor Doutora Margarida Vieira (President)

Professor Doutor Pedro Melo (Effective member)

Professora Doutora Conceição Silva (Effective member)

Professor Doutor Paulo Alves (Substitute member)

Form of advertising/notification of results:

The jury deliberates in accordance with the selection criteria adopted and disclosed. The jury meetings minutes will contain a summary of the meeting content. After completing the application of the selection criteria, the jury proceeds with the elaboration of the ordered list, with the ranking of the approved candidates. The ranking list of eligible candidates will be published on the premises of the Portuguese Catholic University, in Porto, located at Rua de Diogo Botelho, 1327, 4169-005 Porto - Portugal, with each candidate being notified of his/her position on the list ranking of candidates via email. In this email, candidate will be identified according to the reference used in the published ranking list. Ineligible applicants will be notified by email, with details of the missing eligibility elements.

Complaint and appeal procedures:

Candidates have a period of ten working days, after the disclosure referred to in the previous number, to give their opinion at a prior hearing.

Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship:

Within ten working days following notification of the grant award, the selected candidate must confirm in writing his/her availability to start the scholarship on the proposed date. Failing to do so or not having availability, the candidate placed in the next position will be called.

Application deadline and form of submission:

Applications will be accepted from 17-06-2021 until 30-06-2021 at 23:59.

Applications should be made through the Aplication Form available at: , through which the following documents should be submitted:

  • Cover letter, identifying the title and reference of the project, describe the motivation and professional objectives of the candidate;
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (should contain all the elements to assess the admission requirements, including language knowledge and research experience).
  • Copy of the certificate(s) of qualifications conferring academic degree in the terms requested in the notice, which contain the final classifications.[1]
  • Record of recognition of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions and record of the conversion of the corresponding final classification to the Portuguese classification scale.
  • Proof of enrollment/enrollment in a Higher Education Institution in study cycles leading to an academic degree.
  • Proof of the title of Nurse or Specialist Nurse by the Ordem dos Enfermeiros (or similar structure in the country of origin, in case of foreign nationality).
  • Only applications received during the opening period of the above-mentioned call shall be considered.

    Candidates who incorrectly formalize their application or who do not prove the requirements of this call are excluded. False statements made by applicants will be punished under the law.

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    Universidade Católica Portuguesa is the controller responsible for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 – General Regulation on Data Protection.

    The personal data processed in the scope of this tender procedure is processed within the framework of said tender procedure only, and will be processed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa with the purpose of verifying the fulfilment, by the candidates, of the assumptions established in the applicable legislation for their contracting. Opposition to the processing of data by the candidates will make it impossible to accept the application and, therefore, to analyze and evaluate it.

    The personal data of the Data Subject, if it be indispensable for the fulfilment of the obligations of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, may be conveyed to third parties, namely to the Financing Entities identified in this announcement.

    The data retention period shall correspond to the legally defined period of five years.

    The Data Subject is entitled to oppose to the collection and processing of data, has the right to verification, the right to rectification, the right to deletion, and the right to restriction of processing of the data collected. However, the exercise of such rights may be excluded when the personal data is used to protect public interest, namely in the detection and prevention of crimes or when subject to professional rules of confidentiality.

    The Data Subject has the right of access and portability of the data.

    Rights of Personal Data Subjects: .

    For purposes of exercising the respective rights, contact the University through the e-mail address or by using the address found at the end of this announcement, through the means set out in "Contacts for clarification".

    The Data Subject is always entitled to contact and file a complaint with the Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados (Portuguese Supervisory Authority for Personal Data).

    Non-discrimination and equal access policy:

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of any duties based on their ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, family and economic conditions, instruction, social origin or condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and union membership.

    If you have any questions about this position, please contact:

    Universidade Católica Portuguesa

    Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327

    4169-005 Porto, Portugal

    Direção de Recursos Humanos

    [1] The certificate of academic qualifications may be replaced by a declaration of honor, and the signature of the contract may be subject to its presentation.

    If the required academic degree has been conferred by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the Portuguese legislation on the recognition of foreign degrees, regulated by DL no. 66/2018 of 16 August. In the event that the candidate is selected, the signing of the contract is conditional on the presentation of the formal document.

    Applicants are advised to consult the website of the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) for additional information on this matter:

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