A call is now open for the attribution of a Research Scholarship for graduates hosted by the Lisbon Public Law Research Center (CIDP) research unit, financed with the reference UIDB/04310/2020 with the financial support of the Foundation for the Science and Technology, IP/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC).
Admission requirements and eligibility conditions
The Research Scholarship for Master's Student is aimed at candidates already enrolled or to be enrolled in one of the Master's Degrees at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (FDUL) who wish to develop research activities in the area of Environmental Law.
Admission requirements are:
a) Graduate degree in Law;
b) Have a high command of Portuguese and English (writing, reading and conversation);
c) Have prior research experience in the field of Environmental Law.
Are eligible for the grant:
a) National citizens or citizens of other Member States of the European Union;
b) Citizens of third States;
c) Stateless persons;
d) Beneficiaries of the political refugee status.
The work plan fits into the activities of the project “Climate Litigation Observatory”, coordinated at CIDP by Professor Heloísa Oliveira and includes the following tasks:
a) Research and collection of relevant international and national case law on climate change;
b) Identification of relevant themes within the scope of the project addressed in each judgment;
c) Systematization of cases for subsequent investigation by areas of law.
Place of work
The activities related to the grant will be developed at the Lisbon Public Law Research Center, under the supervision of Professor Heloísa Oliveira.
The duration of the scholarship is 3 (three) months, renewable up to a maximum of two years, starting in April 2022.
The amount of the grant corresponds to € 875,98, under the terms of the table in Appendix I of the FCT Research Grant Regulation.
Payment of the monthly maintenance allowance is made at the end of each month by bank transfer.
The performance of functions as a scholarship holder is carried out under exclusive dedication, under Article 5 of the Research Scholarship Statute.
Selection Methods and Criteria
Candidates are assessed through Curriculum Assessment (CA) and Motivation Letter (ML), with the weighting of CA*0,90 + ML*0,10.
The results are expressed on a scale from 0 (zero) to 100 (hundred) and only candidates with a total score above 70 (seventy) will be admitted to the final serial list.
The Curriculum Assessment must demonstrate suitability for the work to be performed and will consider the following aspects:
• Academic education;
• Classification obtained in subjects considered relevant to the work to be performed;
• Knowledge and research experience in Environmental Law;
• Experience in carrying out, or collaborating, in research work in the field of Environmental Law.
The Motivation Letter must explain the interest in the specific area of the project, in research activities integrated in multidisciplinary teams and the candidate’s expectations for academic and personal development.
President: Heloísa Oliveira
Member: Miguel Assis Raimundo
Member: Ana Rita Gil
Substitute Member: Rui Tavares Lanceiro
Substitute Member: Domingos Farinho
Publicity and communication of results
The evaluation results are communicated via e-mail to the e-mail address used by the candidate in the application and published on the CIDP/ICJP website within 90 working days after the application submission deadline.
Candidates may complain about the draft final ranking list within 10 working days of its publication under the terms of articles 121 et seq. of the Code of Administrative Procedure.
Deadline and submission of application
The call is open from the 3rd to the 16th of March 2022.
Applications must be formalized by sending an application letter accompanied by the following documents:
a) Curriculum Vitae, including a copy of the identification document;
b) Certificates of Qualifications, with the final average and grades obtained;
c) Motivation letter;
c) Other documents considered relevant by the candidates.
Applications and application support documents must be submitted, mandatorily, in digital format (pdf format) to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
No document that should have been submitted in candidacy may be presented after the deadline set for this purpose.
In the case of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions, and to ensure the application of the principle of equal treatment to candidates holding foreign and national academic degrees, it is mandatory to recognize these degrees and convert the respective final classification to the Portuguese rating scale.
Documents proving the ownership of academic degrees and diplomas, or their respective recognition when they have been awarded by foreign higher education institutions, may be dispensed with during the application stage for the support in question, being replaced by a declaration of honor by the candidate (annex draft), with the verification of this condition occurring only during the contracting phase.
In the application stage, it will be sufficient for candidates to prove that they meet the necessary conditions to enroll in study cycles leading to the attainment of an academic degree or in courses that do not lead to a degree. At the stage of contracting the scholarship, it will be necessary to present proof of enrollment.
The call is governed by the FCT Research Grants Regulation (RBI), approved by Regulation No. 950/2019, published in the II Series of the DR of December 16, 2019, by the Research Fellowship Statute approved by Law No. 40/2004, of August 18, as amended, and by the Scholarship Regulation of the University of Lisbon, approved by Order No. 6238/2020, published in the II Series of the DR of June 12, 2020 and by other applicable national and community legislation.