- Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE)
- NIPE- School of Economics and Management, University of Minho
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A call for applications is now open for the attribution of one grant Postdoctoral research fellowship with reference CLICTOUR_POSTDOC3_NIPE, within the scope of the R&D project “CLICTOUR - Climate change resilient tourism in protected areas of Northern Portugal, reference NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000079, financed by North Portugal Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR-N).
Scientific Area: Economics.
Recipient category: The BIPD are intended for doctorates in the area of Economics, who cumulatively meet the following requirements:
- Holders of a PhD degree obtained in the three years prior to the date of submission of the fellowship application;
- Have carried out the research work that led to the attribution of a PhD degree in an entity other than the host unit (Centre for Research in Economics and Management);
- Do not exceed, with the conclusion of the contract in question, including possible renewals, a cumulative period of three years in this type of fellowship, consecutive or interpolated.
Candidates who do not cumulatively meet the requirements described will be excluded.
- A Bachelor's Degree in Economics, with a minimum final grade of 14 out of 20;
- Master's degree in Economics, with a minimum final grade of 16 out of 20;
- Previous experience in research projects, including publication of scientific papers in internationally recognized journals
- Knowledge and experience in data analysis on macroeconomic, environmental, or health topics
- Programming skills in several languages, particularly R and Python.
Applicants eligibility: Applicants must comply with the eligibility conditions laid down in article 9 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2019).
Workplan and objectives to be achieved: The grant holder will carry out activities to support the technical and scientific development of the project, such as:
• Development of research related to the assessment of the impacts of climate change in the regions under analysis, in particular in health issues;
• Support to the final workshop and to the final conference of the project;
• Support in the elaboration of the project's final report, including the compatibilization of the various areas of analysis;
• Participation in project follow-up meetings;
• Development of actions for the divulgation and dissemination of the project and its results;
• Other tasks to support the development of the project.
Applicable legislation and regulations: Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law no. 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd series, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021 and Regulation of Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. - in force.
Host/Contracting institution and scientific supervision: The research activities will take place at the Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE), School of Economics and Management, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Portugal, and in other places necessary for the execution of the work plan, under the scientific orientation of Professor Rita Sousa.
Fellowship duration: The grant will take place for a period of 3 months, with a provisional starting date on the January of 2023. The fellowship grant may, eventually, be renewed up to the applicable legal limit.
Application deadline and submission: The call for applications is open from 24/11/2022 until 09/12/2022 (until 23:59, local time).
Criteria and procedures for applications assessment and selection: The applications assessment will focus on the candidate's Merit, following evaluation criteria, valued on a scale of 1 to 5 values:
Applicant Merit - AM (100%):
a) Academic record (reflecting grades of academic degrees), with a weighting of 40%.
b) Professional and academic curriculum (reflecting the scientific and professional career), with a weighting of 50%;
c) Motivation Letter, with a weighting of 10%.
The final classification (CF) will be obtained by applying the following formula:
CF = a + b + c
The academic degrees and diplomas documents, or their respective recognition when awarded by foreign higher education institutions are not mandatory in the application phase, being replaced by a declaration of honor of the candidate with the contents of academic results. The documents of academic qualification or respective recognition will be required in the contracting phase and must attest facts that occurred on a date prior to the application. In situations of divergence between the information contained in the declaration and the documentation submitted for contracting the grant, only the information contained in the latter will be consider. If the documents proving the ownership of the academic degree and diploma, or the respective recognition under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16, do not correspond to the classifications awarded in the evaluation of the academic path, which can change the candidate's ranking, the fellowship won’t be contracted.
Notes: 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 provisional results of applications, based in the selection panel minutes, will be send to the applicants by email until 90 working days from the applications deadline.
If case of unfavourable results, the candidates have a period of 10 working days to comment, if desired, in 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 (alphabetically, by final grade obtained), 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.
The 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, in accordance to number 3 of article 13 of the UMinho’s Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships (RBIC).
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- Master Degree or equivalent
Please consult the “OFFER DESCRIPTION” section to see the skills and qualifications required.
Please consult the “OFFER DESCRIPTION” section to see the specific requirements.
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Amount of the research grant: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 1686 euros, per month, in accordance with the stipends values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) in the country (Annex I – Monthly Stipends Values for the maintenance allowances of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships) and Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd series, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, according to the applicable regulation.
Payment is made on the 23st of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number of the fellow identified in the contractualization process.
Fellowship contractualization: The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021)”.
The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months.
Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 60 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.
The activities under the fellowship contract can only began after proper authorization by the contracting entity.
Other benefits: Personal accident insurance.
Exclusivity regime: The grantee will perform the activities under exclusivity, as foreseen in article 5º of the Research Fellow Statutes and applicable regulations
Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts: Without prejudice to the other causes provided the fellowship regulations (FCT and UMinho) and in the Statute of the Research Fellow, the fellowship ends with the completion of the work plan, as well as with the expiration date for which it was granted or renewed.
At the end of the fellowship, the grantee is obliged to present a Final Report of the work carried out, in accordance with the objectives and evaluation criteria defined with the scientific advisor, within 30 days after the end of the scholarship.
The final report must be prepared in accordance with Annex I of the Scientific Research Fellowships Regulation of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.
Please consult the “OFFER DESCRIPTION” section to see the eligibility criteria.
President of the Jury: Rita Sousa, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.
Linda Gonçalves Veiga, Full Professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.
Cristina Amado, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.
João Cerejeira, Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management of the University of Minho.
António Vieira, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Science of the University of Minho.
The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominate the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.
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- Centre for Research in Economics and Management (NIPE)
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- Campus de Gualtar, building 08
Where to apply
- Campus de Gualtar, building 08
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- (+351) 253 604 518