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Research Grant — R&D activities to be carried out by students enrolled in an integrated master's, master's, doctoral or non-academic degree course, Article 6, Regulation No. 950/2019 of the BI/UTAD/95/2022 (1 position)

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

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University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Research Support Office
Research Field
Biological sciences » Other
Biological sciences » Other
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
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Offer Description


The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for students enrolled in an integrated master's, master's, doctoral or non-academic degree course (article 6, Regulation No. 950/2019 of the FCT), in Environmental Sciences, in the frame of the R&D projectGREENValue - Valuing Resource Generation In Natural Space, POCI-07-62G4-FEDER-181589, with the financial support of Recovery assistance for cohesion and the territories of Europe (REACT-EU) through the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program (POCI).:





Scientific Area:

Biological Sciences


Researcher profile:

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Admission requirements:

1.º - Degree in Agronomy Engineering, Degree in Biology, Degree in Forestry Engineering, Degree in Genetics and Biotechnology *;

2.º - Cover letter and motivation*;

* mandatory requirement


Work Plan:

Conducting bench tests with: 1) use of ApR, 2) use of stabilized sludge with calcium carbonate, 3) use of compost and vermicompost sludge. Follow-up field trials: Evaluation of the effect on soil and plant growth of the different implemented treatments (with stabilized and compost sludge).


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 carried out on the UTAD Campus of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, under the scientific guidance of Professor José Gomes Laranjo.

The work will be scientifically co-supervised by Professor Teresa Maria dos Santos Pinto and Professor Guilhermina Miguel da Silva Marques.


Duration of scholarship:

The scholarship will last for 5 months, starting on 1st April 2023. The scholarship contract may be renewed, and the total duration may not exceed 6 months.



Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The scholarship amount corresponds to €875,98 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: Curriculum evaluation, Interview of the top three candidates, in the sum of the two first criteria and previous experience of integration in work groups linked to studies in the plant area, with the respective valuation of 60%, 20 % and 20%.


Composition of the Selection Jury:

Chair - José Carlos Esteves Gomes Laranjo

Effective member - Guilhermina Miguel Da Silva Marques

Effective member - Teresa Maria Dos Santos Pinto


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 case that the selected scholarship holder withdraws, the final ranking list of candidates in this call 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 call.

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 call is open between 30 January and 10 February 2023.


Applications must be formalized, compulsorily, by sending an application form accompanied by the following documents: Curriculum Vitae; certificated of the degrees; 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 downloaded in the Call page).


• 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 mustcomplete 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, sexualorientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, geneticheritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory oforigin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.



Research Field
Biological sciences » Other
Education Level

Additional Information

Work Location(s)

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University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro
Vila real
Postal Code
Quinta de Prados


Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Vila real
Quinta de Prados
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