FPCEUP | 2 Bolsas de Investigação | HEALTHY WATERS via EURAXESS

University of Porto

Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹

The Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) welcomes applications

for two (2) research studentships for the project “Healthy Waters – Identification, Elimination, Social

Awareness and Education of Water Chemical and Biological Micropollutants with Health and Environmental

Implications”, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), through NORTE 2020 – Norte

Regional Operational Programme (grant No. NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000069), and developed at the Centre

for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the

University of Porto. Healthy Waters’ local team is coordinated by Isabel Menezes.

1. Research field / Scientific area: Educational Sciences

2. Admission requirements:

To apply for the research studentships, applicants must comply with the following requirements, for which

documentary evidence must be provided:

a) Hold a degree in Educational Sciences, Psychology, Sociology or other Social Sciences;

b) Be a student enrolled in a master’s programme in Educational Sciences, or in a non‐academic degree

course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, a requirement to be duly

proven at the time of signing the contract.

If the candidate holds a degree awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must be recognised by a Portuguese

higher education institution, in accordance with the provisions of article 25 of Decree-Law no. 66/2018 of 16 August,

which approves the legal regime for the recognition of academic degrees and higher education diplomas awarded by

foreign higher education institutions and Article 4 (2) (e) of Decree-Law no. 60/2018 of 3 August, and any formalities

established therein be fulfilled up to the date of the contracting act.

3. Preferred requirements:

The preferred requirements, for which documentary evidence must be provided, are:

a) Enrollment in the specific domain “Education for Climate Change and Sustainability” at the Master’s

Programme in Educational Sciences at FPCEUP;

b) Previous training, activist and/or professional experience in the field of community intervention and

local development, and/or education, environment and sustainability;

c) Skills and experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, including in participatory

research methodologies;

d) Experience in participating in funded research projects;

e) Fluency (oral and written) in English (in case the candidate does not have a certificate of competences,

a can sworn statement might be provided);

4. Work plan:

Activities and tasks to be developed include:

a) Participation in data collection and analysis’ activities, in the framework of the project’s Activity 3

(Social Awareness and Education), namely in the “Implementation of an educational program in

public schools involving the community” (R.T 3.3.) and in the “Assessment of the intervention impact

on students attitudes and dispositions” (RT 3.4.)

b) Collaboration in the writing of scientific reports and articles, and presentation of papers at scientific


c) Assistance in project management and administrative tasks, carrying out necessary activity to achieve

the planned objectives.

5. Applicable legislation and regulations:

Portuguese Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Scientific Research Fellow Statute) in its current wording; and

University of Porto’s Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships, approved by the Regulation no.

184/2021, dated March 3.

6. Workplace:

The workplace shall be at CIIE facilities at FPCEUP, Rua Alfredo Allen, 4200-135 Porto, and at other places

where the project will be implemented, under the supervision of Isabel Menezes and/or the leaders of the two

abovementioned RTs involved: Sofia Marques da Silva and Rita Ruivo Marques, and Pedro Daniel Ferreira

7. Duration:

Each studentship has a duration of 12 months, on an exclusive basis, possibly renewable for equal or different

time periods, depending on the project scientific needs and financial provisions.

8. Monthly maintenance allowance amount:

The monthly stipend is 835,98 Euros, according to the table of grant amounts for positions held in Portugal

(https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en). Payment will be made by FPCEUP through bank

transfer. In addition, the studentship holder will be covered by a personal accident insurance.

9. Evaluation methods:

Evaluation methods are: curricular evaluation (AC) and, if the panel deems it necessary, an interview (E),

partially in English, to the highest ranked candidates (max. of three) in curricular evaluation.

The interview (E), if necessary, will have a weight of 30% to the final score. In case an interview is held, the

final score (FS) is calculated according to the formula AC * 0,7 + E * 0,3, expressed on a scale of 0 to 100 points.

If there is no interview, the final score will be the same as the one obtained at AC.

The evaluation criteria and weighing factors are as follows:

a) Academic path – 25%;

b) Academic/professional experience and the adequacy of the CV to the project themes – 20%;

c) Skills and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods – 20%;

d) Experience in participating in funded research projects– 10%;

e) Scientific production – 10%;

f) Expressed motivation, at the motivation letter, to develop a master’s project in the Healthy Waters –


g) Enrollment in the specific domain “Education for Climate Change and Sustainability” at the Master’s

Programme in Educational Sciences at FPCEUP – 10%.

If the interview is held, it will be evaluated the candidates ability to express themselves in Portuguese and

English language, specific knowledge to carry out the work plan, and the attitude, behaviour and interaction

with the panel.

Based on the final ranking list, a reserve list will be created, which will be used until June 2022, or the possible hiring of

new grant recipients under this project. In the event that none of the candidates demonstrates to have the profile

indicated for the execution of the work plan, the selection panel reserves the right not to award the studentships.

10. Selection panel:


Isabel Menezes, Full Professor at FPCEUP and PI of the project local team;


Sofia Marques da Silva, Associate Professor at FPCEUP;

Pedro Daniel Ferreira, Assistant Professor at FPCEUP;

Alternate member:

Rita Ruivo Marques, Researcher at CIIE/FPCEUP and at LSRE/LCM.

11. Disclosure of the results:

Evaluation results will be communicated by email to the address provided by the candidates in the application


In compliance with the provisions of the Article 121 of the Code of Administrative Procedure (“Código do

Procedimento Administrativo”), after being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit a formal


The final decision must be taken within a maximum period of 60 working days after the conclusion of the

preliminary hearing of interested parties or of the public consultation.

12. Submission of applications:

The call for applications is open until November 8, 2021.

Applications and all the supporting documents described in this Call must be submitted by email to

[email protected], and also to [email protected]. In the subject of the message, please include the

reference of the post “FPCEUP | 2 BI | CIIE 2021 – Healthy Waters”.

T The following documents are mandatory, under penalty of exclusion from the competition:

a) Motivation letter;

b) Curriculum vitae;

c) Copy of the certificate(s) of the required qualifications (degree);

d) Supporting documents considered relevant for assessing the eligibility of the application and for

proving the experience and knowledge declared;

e) When applicable, a sworn statement declaring he/she meets the level of English-language


f) Other supporting documents that the candidate deems relevant for the assessment of their merits.

Documents must be attached directly to the application message, without links to external platforms/drives.

In order to guarantee the reading of all documents, the preferred recording format is the Portable Document Format

(.pdf).The files must be named with the candidate’s first and last name and must not exceed, as a whole, 5 MB. These can

be compressed in .zip format.

13. The University of Porto actively promotes a policy of non-discrimination and equal access so that no

applicant may be privileged, benefited, damaged, or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty due to

ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin

or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnic

origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions, and trade union


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