A tender is now open for the attribution of a Research Grant (BI) under the Geometrix thematic line
of the Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and
Applications (CIDMA), ref. UIDP/04106/2020, with the financial support
of the Foundation for Science and Technology/MCTES, through national
funds (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:
Scientific Area: Mathematics and related areas
Admission requirements: Candidates who comply with the provisions of
paragraph a) of number 1 of article 2 of the Research Fellowship
Statute, in the wording given by Decree-Law No. 123/2019, of 28th
August, and also number 1 of article 6 and article 9 of the Regulation
of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, namely
PhD students at a higher education institution. Preference will be given
to candidates with a good background in the areas of Algebraic
Structures, Algebra, Geometry and Topology. The following skills will be
valued: initiative, critical thinking, and creativity.
Work plan: It is intended that the scholarship holder develop work in one of the following areas:
(1) Algebraic and geometric structures related to gyrogroups and possible applications to physics.
(2) Graph and hypergraph dips on compact surfaces (Map theory and
hypermaps) and possible applications to chemistry and/or engineering.
Applicable legislation and regulations: Law No. 40/2004, of 18
August, in its updated version (Scientific Research Fellowship Statute);
Regulation No. 950/2019, of November 29, published in Diário da
República, 2nd Series, No. 241, of December 16 (Research Scholarship
Regulations of FCT, IP); Decree-Law No. 66/2018 of 16 August (Legal
regime for recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas
awarded by foreign higher education institutions).
Workplace: The work will be developed within the scope of the CIDMA
research unit of the Mathematics Department of the University of Aveiro,
under the scientific guidance of Professor Domenico Antonino Catalano.
Duration of the fellowship: The fellowship will have a duration of 3
months, starting in September 2021, possibly renewable up to a limit of
one year, on an exclusive basis.
Amount of monthly maintenance subsidy: The amount of the grant
corresponds to 1104.64€, according to the table of monthly maintenance
subsidy amounts, set out in Annex I of Regulation No. 950/2019 (https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/Tabela_Valores_SMM_LOE_2021.pdf). The period of payment of the scholarship is monthly and through bank deposit, check or other equivalent method.
Selection Methods: The evaluation will focus on the merits of the
candidates. The selection methods to be used will be the following:
Curriculum assessment (60%) and interview (40%). The interview will take
place on a date to be defined by the jury and may be in person or
virtual, with candidates being contacted for this purpose. The Selection
Jury reserves the right not to admit any candidate from among those who
present themselves in the competition, in case the desired requirements
are not met (total final classification greater than 50%).
Composition of the Selection Jury: · President: Prof. Dr. A. João
Breda D’zevedo, CIDMA; · 1st effective member: Prof. Dr. Domenico A.
Catalano, CIDMA; · 2nd effective member: Prof. Dr. Eugénio Rocha, CIDMA;
· 1st alternate member: Prof. Dr. Alexander Plakhov, CIDMA; · 2nd
alternate member: Prof. Dra. Ana Breda, CIDMA.
Application deadline and form of submission of applications: The
competition is open from June 21st to July 6th, 2021, and only
applications within the established deadline will be accepted.
Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending an application
letter accompanied by the following documents:
Curriculum Vitae, certificate of qualifications and documents proving
experience in the area. You must also indicate the email address to
which, by this indication, you agree to be notified for all purposes
within the scope of this procedure.
Form of advertising/notification of results: The final results of the
evaluation will be published through a list ordered by final
classification, posted in a visible and public place at the University
of Aveiro, and sent to candidates by email, in compliance with the rules
established in Chapter III, section 1, Article 12, of the Research
Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP