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Research Scholarship for Master's Degree


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Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa
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There is an open call for applications for a research scholarship for Master, under the project “REMOBIL – Rethinking mobility, standards of location and urban form in the post-pandemic of covid-19. The effects of telecommuting and e-shopping” (PTDC/ECI-TRA/4841/2021).

Reference: Remobil-_BI_Mestre_2023

Scientific Area: Geography

Specific Area: Regional and Urban Planning

Admission Requirements:  Candidates with Master's Degree in Geography or related areas, who are enrolled in PhD programs at the  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, can apply to this call.

The selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

- Be enrolled in a doctoral program at IGOT-ULisboa;

- Degree and Master in Geography or related areas;

- Experience with Geographic Information Systems;

- Experience in designing, conducting and analyzing surveys and interviews;

- Knowledge about mobility and transport;

- Mastery of the Portuguese and English languages ​​(fluency and rigor in the expression oral and written).

Eligibility of candidates:

Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions set out in Article 9 of the FCT I.P Research Grant Regulations (Regulation no. 950/2019, published in Diário da República, 2nd Series, no. 241 of 16 December 2021).

Project Summary:

This project aims to study the impacts of the adoption of telework and e-shopping in mobility and urban form. Specifically:

• The effects of telecommuting frequency on weekly distances traveled by mode (affecting emissions), travel schedule (affecting congestion levels) and activity spaces (which influences the modal choice and spatial distribution of congestion);

• Relationships between e-shopping adoption and in-store purchases (complementarity, substitution, neutrality and modification);

• The relationship between telework and e-shopping;

• Residential location and preferences and office location such as result of the adoption of telework;

• Retail location as a result of the adoption of online shopping and telework;

• Estimate the global spatial impacts for the Lisbon Metropolitan Area resulting from different scenarios of adoption of telework and e-shopping and discuss these results with policymakers.

The data collected here will also be compared in terms of indicators of mobility with pre-pandemic travel and shopping surveys. The project will employ different specifications and statistical modeling methods depending on the phenomena analyzed and is organized into 7 main tasks, 5 of which are directly related to empirical work, one to the project management and another with the dissemination of results. The contributions of this project are related to its objectives. We will contribute to new knowledge about the relationships between telework, e-shopping and patterns of mobility. This project will have national and international relevance. Telecommuting and e-shopping are understudied topics in Portugal. At the international level, the The research design adopted here aims to address relevant gaps in similar studies identified in the bibliography, namely issues of causality and self-selection. When studying the strategies of locating families and companies, we will also provide new evidence on the effects of telework and e-shopping in the urban setting and we will provide policymakers relevant information. We will also innovate by relating qualitative and quantitative methods, using the insights provided by structured interviews to derive the design of subsequent surveys and adjust some of the research hypotheses.

Work objectives:

The work plan of the scholarship holder to be hired is as follows:

- Data collection from surveys, processing, storage and analysis of surveys;

- Application of statistical methods and spatial statistics;

- Analysis and mapping of the results of the developed model;

- Contribution to the outputs (deliverables) of the project, and scientific articles.

Applicable legislation:

"Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação"; "Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P." -  in its actual redaction, and "Regulamento de Bolsas de Investigação da Universidade de Lisboa" - in its actual redaction.


The work will be carried out in the Centro de Estudos Geográficos of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, under the under the scientific supervision of Prof. Paulo Morgado and Prof. Nuno Marques da Costa.


The scholarship will have a duration of 12 (twelve) months, starting in January 2023, on an exclusive basis. The grant may eventually be renewed.

Start date:

Scheduled to start in January 2023, on an exclusive basis;

Monthly salary:

The amount of the grant corresponds to €1,144.64, according to the table of values of the grants directly awarded by FCT, I.P. in Portugal (

Selection criteria:

The applicable selection method will be the curricular evaluation of the candidates.

The curricular assessment (CA) includes the following parameters following parameters:

- Degree Classification (15%);

- Master's Classification (15%)

- Curriculum Vitae, namely experience in functions described in the work plan and technical requirements (60%);

- Mastery of the Portuguese and English languages ​​(fluency and rigor in the oral expression) (5%);

- Letter of motivation (5%).

The jury may, if deemed necessary, call the candidates placed in the 3 first positions for an interview. In this case, the interview has a weight of 30%, to be added to the score obtained in the first selection phase, which will enter with a weight of 70%.

The jury may not award any scholarship if the candidates do not match the desired profile.


The selection board for applications for this scholarship is composed of the following elements:

President of the Jury: Doctor Paulo Morgado, Assistant Professor, IGOT-ULisboa;

1st Effective Member: Doctor Nuno Marques da Costa, Associate Professor, IGOT- ULisboa;

2nd Effective Member: Doctor Ana Louro, Invited Assistant Professor, IGOT- ULisboa;

1st Alternate Member: Doctor Patrícia Abrantes, Assistant Professor, IGOT- ULisboa;

2nd Alternate Member: Doctor Cláudia Viana, Researcher, IGOT-ULisboa.


The final results of the evaluation will be communicated to the candidates by means of a notification sent to the e-mail address indicated for this purpose. If the result is unfavourable to the award of the scholarship requested, the candidates have a period of 10  working days to respond if they wish, under the terms of articles 121 and 122 of the Administrative Procedure Code (DL nº 4/2015 of January 7 and its amendments).

The selected candidate must express his/her intention to accept the scholarship in writing acceptance of the scholarship. In the event of non-acceptance, the scholarship will be awarded to the candidate in order of final ranking.

Application deadline and form of submission of applications:

The call is open for the period of January 12th to 25th 2023.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to to, accompanied by the following documents:

a) Cover letter;

b) Curriculum Vitae;

c) Certificate of qualifications. Concerning the certificate of qualifications if the degree has been obtained in a foreign institution, it must be must be recognized by a Portuguese institution in accordance with Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ministerial Order no. 33/2019, of 25 of January, in its wording in force at the date of application);

d) Proof of enrolment in a doctoral programme;

e) In the case of foreign citizens, document proving residency in Portugal, namely residence permit or other document

legally equivalent;

f) Other supporting documents deemed relevant;

The reference to the competition Ref.ª Remobil-_BI_Mestre_2023 should be indicated in the subject of the of the application e-mail.


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Master Degree or equivalent

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Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa
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R. Branca Edmée Marques

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Edifício IGOT - Rua Branca Edmée Marques - Cidade Universitária
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