Skip to main content

BI - Research Grant (master)

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
30 Jan 2023

Job Information

Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon
Research Field
Language sciences » Linguistics
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Job Status
Not Applicable
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Reference Number
Project reference: 101094837
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Work plan:

Work to be developed in the scope of the project iRead4Skills - Intelligent Reading Improvement System for Fundamental and Transversal Skills Development(, related to the Work Package on Complexity Classification and Data.


Main tasks:

- Corpora compilation and annotation, including selection, sampling and representativity criteria and methods

- Elaboration of annotation criteria and guidelines for ythe annotators

- Monitoring and validation of annotation tasks

- Data collection and treatment

- Defining of lexicons per complexity level, including the analysis of methods and proposals from lexicology and general linguistics and methods and proposals from computational linguistics on complex word identification.

- Evaluation of linguistic features related to morphology, language usage and diachrony in contrast with quantitative measures (ex.: frequency in reference corpora; assessment of complexity of isolated vs. in context words)

- Updating and extending of existing resources based on the analysis of existing baselines and the different types of features.

 - elaboration and dissemination of the final results of the task.


Grant duration:

The grants will have the duration of 6 months, with the possibility of renewal, starting in March 2023.



Applicants must send an application letter accompanied by the following documents:

i) Curriculum Vitae

ii) qualifications certificate, diploma and documents proving the titularity of the academic degrees or its respective recognition when obtained in foreign universities

iii) proof of valid enrolment in a PhD course in the scientific areas defined in the admission conditions

iv) motivation letter

v) other supporting documents considered relevant


In the case of academic degrees obtained in foreign higher education institutions, it is necessary to present the recognition of the degrees obtained, in accordance with DL 66/2018, of 16 August, or, in the absence of recognition at the time of application, it is necessary to present a declaration under oath that this recognition will be completed before contracting the grant. It is mandatory to present the recognition by the time of contracting the grant.


Research Field
Language sciences » Linguistics
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

- master degree in Linguistics or Language Sciences

- being currently enrolled in an PhD program in the scientific area of this call

Specific Requirements

- PhD program in the field of Lexicology, Lexicography or similar

- knowledge and research experience in the field of Corpus Linguistics, namely with corpus exploitation tools and linguistic analysis of results for lexicon extraction

- experience with lexical analysis work

Research Field
Language sciences » Linguistics
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information


Monthly grant amount: €1 144,64, in accordance to FCT, I.P grant values table in Country (

This value is complemented with a monthly voluntary social insurance corresponding to the first level, in case the candidate opts for its attribution, as well as a personal accident insurance.

Eligibility criteria

Current enrolment in an PhD degree in Linguistics.

Selection process

Selection method: Curricular Evaluation.


The Curriculum Evaluation of the candidates will be carried out according to the parameters listed below, taking into account the skills presented in the Curriculum Vitae and letter of motivation:

   i) training in the area,

   ii) research experience,

   iii) technical knowledge.

The following parameters will be valued:

   iv) enrolment PhD program in the field of Lexicology, Lexicography or similar,

   v) knowledge of and experience in Corpus Linguistics, corpus exploitation tools (AntConc, Hyperbase, SketchEngine, BootCat, etc.) and other auxiliary tools (ex.: OCR),

   vi) experience of linguistic data analysis fir the extraction of linguistic information.


Selection Jury: Raquel Amaro (chairperson), Susana Correia, Rute Costa, Matilde Gonçalves (substitute).


Notification of results: The final results of the evaluation are communicated to the applicants via e-mail, to the e-mail address indicated in the application.


After the provisional list of evaluation results has been communicated, candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if they wish, in a prior hearing of interested parties, pursuant to Articles 121 et seq. of the Administrative Procedure Code. The final decision must be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the prior hearing of interested parties or the public consultation.

Complaints may be lodged against the final decision within 15 working days or appealed to the highest executive body of the financing entity within 30 working days, both after the respective notification.

Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon

Where to apply



Av. de Berna, 26 C
Postal Code