Scholarship BIL (Bolsa Licenciado)

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    Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/08/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Portugal › Lisboa


A research fellowship for a university graduate, financed by the base budget of the Centre for Geographical Studies, is now open for application (UIDB/00295/2020).

Reference: CEG-M3-2022

Scientific Area: Geography.

Specific Scientific Area: Human Geography.

Admission Requirements:

Graduates in Geography, or related areas, who are enrolled in the Master's programmes of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon may apply to this call.

The selected candidate must possess the following requirements

- Degree in Geography, or related areas;
- Be enrolled in a Master's programme at IGOT-ULisboa;
- Have a good knowledge of Portuguese and English.

Eligibility of candidates

Applicants must meet the eligibility conditions provided for in article 9 of the FCT IP Research Grant Regulation (Regulation No. 950/2019, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, no. 241 on December 16th, 2021).

Project Summary:

Photography and fieldwork in Geography: a study from the collection of the Photographic Library of the Centre for Geographical Studies

The documentary heritage in the Photographic Archive of the Centre for Geographical Studies is a unique scientific collection that bears witness to the practice of Portuguese Geography over nearly eight decades. It contains more than 50,000 photographic images, most of which are unique items taken in the field by generations of geographers. Thanks to the capacity that photographs have to offer a supposedly objective image of the terrain, these objects have contributed in a very special way to to affirm the place of Geography among a certain scientific modernity since the end of the 19th century. In the specific case of the CEG's Photographic Library, we are faced with a set of documents of primary importance for the reconstitution of the history of university Geography in Portugal and the main areas of the world where it focused its work.

Given the specific nature of the respective supports, the state of degradation of many of the materials used and the resulting curative conservation requirements, the CEG's Photographic Collection is also very vulnerable. For this reason, priority is given to the completion of its complete inventory and to the study of the scientific contexts that framed the production of the main series of photographs that integrate this photographic collection. In parallel, CEG intends to promote the development of tasks related to the public visibility and diffusion of this fonds, in view of the responsibility that the Photographic Archive has to make these materials available for the new uses that teaching, research and society demand from these types of documents so familiar to the work of geographers.

The work to be done aims to contribute to the following general objectives of the CEG's scientific programme: 1) Highlight the importance of photography as a working tool for geographers in the field; 2) Deepen the study of specific photographic series focused on territories and on specific study missions, as well as the study of sets of photographs by the same geographer; 3) Enhance the potential of the photographic images kept in the Photographic Archive for contemporary uses, namely those associated with communication with non-specialised audiences.

Work objectives:

The work plan of the grant holder is as follows:

1- Collaborate in the tasks of organisation, inventorying and conservation of the photographs integrated in the CEG's Photographic Archive;

2- Collaborate in the digitalisation of photographs, with the purpose of enlarging the CEG's Digital Photographic Archive;

3- Collaborate in the dissemination of CEG's Photographic Archive, namely by participating in the organisation of exhibitions and in the preparation of the edition of "Cadernos da Fototeca";

4- Collaborate in the response to internal and external requests of access to the collection

5- Elaborate the Master's dissertation focused on a set of material from the Photographic Library.

Applicable legislation and regulations

Research Fellowship Statute; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force and the Regulation of Research Grants from the University of Lisbon – in force.

Place of work:

The work will be carried out at the Center for Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, under the Scientific supervision of Prof. Gonçalo Vieira (Associate Professor at IGOT) and Doctor João Canário (Coordinating Researcher of the CQE/IST).

Duration: 12 months. The scholarship contract may eventually be renewed.

Start date: scheduled to start in 1st of October 2022, on an exclusive basis.

Monthly salary: 875,98€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal (www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores ).

Selection criteria:

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

Evaluation Parameters: The curricular evaluation (CA) includes the following parameters

- Curriculum Vitae (50%);

- Graduation Classification (40%);

- Level of fluency and rigour in written expression, in Portuguese and English, that can be assessed on the basis of certification documents (10%). The jury may, if deemed necessary, invite the candidates placed in the first three positions to an interview. In this case the interview has a weight of 30%, to be accumulated to the score obtained in the first phase of selection, which will have a weight of 70%. The interview will take place on a date and time to be communicated to the candidates.

The jury may not award a scholarship if the candidates do not meet the required profile.


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

  • Jury President: Jennifer McGarrigle, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon and member of the Board of Centro de Estudos Geográficos;
  • Full member: Jorge Malheiros, Associate Professor at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;

  • 2 Full member: Francisco Roque de Oliveira, Assistant Professor of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;

  • 1st Alternate member: Sérgio Claudino, Assistant Professor of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon;

  • 2nd alternate member: Maria Helena Esteves, Assistant Professor of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon.


The final results of the evaluation will be communicated to the candidates through a notification sent to the email address indicated for this purpose. If the result is unfavorable to the granting of the requested scholarship, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, wishing, in a prior hearing to interested parties, pursuant to Articles 121 and 122 of the Administrative Procedure Code (DL nº 4/2015 of January 7 and its changes).

The selected candidate must express in writing the intention to scholarship acceptance. In case 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 17 to 30 August 2022.

Applications must be sent by email to bolsas-ceg@igot.ulisboa.pt, accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Application cover letter;

  2. Curriculum vitae;

  3. Certificate of Qualifications. Regarding the qualification certificate, if the degree has been obtained in a foreign institution, it must be recognized by a Portuguese institution in accordance with Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of  August 16th and Ordinance no. 33/2019, of January 25th, in its wording in force on the date of application;

  4. Proof of enrollment in a master's program;

  5. Other supporting documents considered relevant;

  6. Declaration of prior consent by electronic means.

Reference to the Call Ref.ª CEG-M3-2022 must be indicated in the subject of the application email.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Território da Universidade de Lisboa
Edifício IGOT - Rua Branca Edmée Marques - Cidade Universitária

EURAXESS offer ID: 825817


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