Research Initiation Scholarship: BII-2022-NIPE (1)

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    Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    28/01/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
    Portugal › Braga
    BII-2022-NIPE (1)


The Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE) of the University of Minho (UM) opens a call for the attribution of one Research Initiation Scholarship, reference UIDB/3182/2020, with the financial support of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT/MCTES) through national funds (PIDDAC), under the conditions set out below.

Scientific area: Economics

Recipients: Students completing the 1st year of the Masters in Economics, with a degree in Economics.

Preferred skills: domain of MS Office, statistical software and English language.

Applicants’ admissibility requirements:

  • To be enrolled in the 1st year of the Master's in Economics;
  • Be graduated in Economics, with a final average of at least 18 points;
  • Knowledge of English at level C1, duly certified;
  • Not having already been the beneficiary of any other research grant directly or indirectly funded by the FCT.

Application Admissibility Requirements: Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions provided for in article 9 of the FCT I.P Research Grant Regulations (2019).

Work plan: collaborate in the research and collection of bibliography and in the updating and construction of databases, within the scope of ongoing research. The work plan will be developed in conjunction with the teaching component of the master's, and must not exceed an effort rate of more than 15 hours per week.

Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004 of August 18, in the current wording published by Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in effect.

Workplace and scientific guidance: The workplace is Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE), School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho, in Campus of Gualtar, and the work will be developed under the scientific guidance of Professor Dr. Linda Veiga.

Duration of the Studentships: The fellowship will last for 3 months, starting in February 2022, and it is not renewable.

Period of the application: The call is open from 17-01-2022 to 28-01-2022 (until 23:59, local time).

Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application letter accompanied by the following documents: curriculum vitae; certificates of qualifications or applicant's declaration (if applicable); proof of enrollment in the study cycle leading to the attainment of an academic degree.

Applications should be sent by email to nipe@eeg.uminho.pt , indicating the call reference in email subject "BII-2022-NIPE (1)". Applications sent by other means will not be accepted.

Selection process and evaluation criteria: Evaluation will focus on the Merit of the candidate (MC), according to the evaluation sub-criteria described below, with grades attributed from 1 to 20 points:

Merit of the Candidate (MC) – 100%

  • a) Academic path (which reflects the classifications of academic degrees and the grades obtained in the curricular units of the Master's course), with a weighting of 50%;
  • b) Personal CV (which reflects academic merit, computer skills and knowledge of English), with a weighting of 30%;
  • c) Interview, with a weighting of 20%.

The candidate's final ranking of merit will be obtained by applying the following formula:


Note: Applicants with degrees obtained abroad must present proof of recognition of qualifications in Portugal and conversion of the final classification obtained in them to the Portuguese classification scale or declaration under the terms indicated in the previous point. Candidates who do not comply with one of these provisions, the selection panel will assign “0” in the grade of the graduation and/or master course. Candidates will be evaluated on the remaining parameters.

Disclosure of Results: The final results of the evaluation will be send by email to all candidates, attaching the minutes with the deliberations of the jury, within 90 working days after the deadline for submission of applications. 

If case of unfavourable results, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if desired, in the context of a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to articles 121 and 122 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (DL nº 4 /2015 of January 7th).

Complaint and appeal procedures: The final results of the evaluation will be published through an ordered list, posted in a visible and public place of the host unit, as well as by email to all applicants, enclosing for that purpose, the minutes of the jury deliberations.

The selected candidate must inform its willingness to accept the grant, in writing. In case of rejection, the fellowship will be awarded to the next candidate in the ordered list of applicants.

AThe final decision can be contested within 15 working days, by sending to the President of the jury the corresponding claim. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, addressed to the Pro-Rector for Research and Innovation, Professor Dr. Eugénio Campos Ferreira.

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Benefits: Remuneration is 416,12€ in accordance with the table of monthly maintenance stipend set by FCT, (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores).

Other benefits: Personal Accident Insurance.

Selection process

Please consult the “OFFER DESCRIPTION” section to see all the selection methods.

The evaluation panel:

President of the Jury: Linda Rosa Fonseca Gonçalves Veiga, Full Professor of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.

Effective Members:

Francisco Veiga, Full Professor of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.

Rosa Branca Esteves, Associate Professor of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.

Substitute Members:

Gilberto Ramos Loureiro, Associate Professor of the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.

If the President of the Jury is unavailable, she will be replaced by the first effective member, and the first substitute member will replace the effective member.

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Offer Requirements

    Economics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    PORTUGUESE: Excellent


Please consult the “OFFER DESCRIPTION” section to see the skills and qualifications required.

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