Notice of the Call
Call for PhD studentships
The Center of Mathematics and Applications of University of Beira Interior opens a Call for granting 2 (two) PhD studentships (BD) complying with the provisions of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) and the Research Fellowship Holder Statute (EBI).
The scholarships will be funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) under the Collaboration Protocol for Funding the Multiannual Plan for Research Scholarships for Doctoral Students, signed between FCT and the Center of Mathematics and Applications of University of Beira Interior (CMA-UBI), with reference UIDP/ 00212/2020.
The call is open from March 1st to 12:00 pm (Lisbon time) March 22th 2021. Applications, and all the supporting documents described in the RBI and in this Notice of the Call, must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. TYPE AND DURATION OF STUDENTSHIPS
The PhD studentships aim to support research activities leading to obtaining the PhD degree of the selected candidates within the scope of the following Doctoral Program:
· PhD Program in Mathematics and Applications, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Beira Interior.
The research work will be carried out in the CMA-UBI. The duration of the scholarship is one year, renewable up to a maximum of four years (48 months).
The renewal of the studentship always depends on applicant’s submission, within 60 working days prior to the renewal start date, of the following documents:
a) Declaration issued by the supervisor(s) and by the host institution(s) attesting the work plan development and the evaluation of the respective activities;
b) Updated document proving compliance with the exclusive dedication regime;
c) Declaration demonstrating the enrolment renewal in the study cycle leading to the doctoral degree.
PhD studentships are aimed at applicants that comply with the requirements to enroll in the PhD Program in Mathematics and Applications, at the University of Beira Interior.
4.1 APLICANTS’ ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
a) National citizens or citizens from other member-states of the European Union;
b) Third-party states citizens;
c) Stateless individuals;
d) Citizens holding a political refugee status. To apply for a PhD studentship it is necessary:
e) Not to have benefited from a PhD or a PhD in industry studentship directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration.
It is essential, under penalty of not being admitted, to attach the following documents to the application:
a) Identity card / citizen card / passport;
b) Candidate’s curriculum vitae;
c) Letter of interest explaining the reasons for her/his application, indicating the research areas of interest, presenting her/his academic/professional academic path and how these are related to the work plan;
Write the application and all documents associated with it, including the letter of motivation, in Portuguese or English. Attach to your application supporting documents of the information referred to in the Curriculum Vitae.
5. WORK PLAN
The work plan will fit in the scope of one of the main research areas of CMA-UBI: Differential Equations; Dynamic Systems; Differential Geometry; Algebra; Probabilities; Statistic. The selected candidates will be supervised by one of the integrated members of CMA-UBI (www.cma.ubi.pt).
6. SELECTION METHODS
The assessment takes into account the candidate’s merit. Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-20 in each of the following evaluation criteria:
a) Criterion A – Curricular evaluation, weighting 80%;
b) Criterion B – Letter of motivation, weighting 20%.
For the purposes of deciding whether to award the scholarship, applicants will be ranked according to the weighted average of the classification obtained in each of the criteria, translated by the following formula:
Class. = (0.8 ×A) + (0.2×B)
If the jury considers it necessary, the candidate may be called for an interview to be held by video-conference. Research Grants will not be awarded to candidates with a Final Classification less than 14 points.
7. COMPOSITION OF THE JURY
President: Rui Miguel Nobre Martins Pacheco, CMA-UBI.
Effective member: Luísa Maria Jota Pereira Amaral, CMA-UBI.
Effective member: Helder Soares Vilarinho, Professor Auxiliar, CMA-UBI.
Effective member: Henrique José Freitas Cruz, Professora Auxiliar, CMA-UBI.
Substitute member: Rui Manuel Pires Almeida, Professor Auxiliar, CMA-UBI.
Substitute member: José Carlos Matos Duque, Professor Auxiliar, CMA-UBI.
8. FORM OF PUBLICATION/NOTIFICATION OF REULTS:
The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.
9. DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING, CLAIMS AND APPEALS
After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal. After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.
Excluded applicants may complain about the jury’s final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury’s decision to the CMA-UBI Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.
AMOUNT OF THE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE:
The monthly amount of the grant 1064€ is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force
and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.
10. RESEARCH GRANT COMPONENTS:
The studentship includes additional allowances, according to RBI’s Article no. 18 and the values indicated in its Annex II.
All the studentship holders have a personal accident insurance related to the research activities, which FCT will support.
All studentship holders who are not beneficiaries of any social protection regime can use the right to social security through the voluntary social insurance regime, under the terms of the Contributory Scheme of the Social Security System. FCT will ensure the charges resulting from contributions under the terms and with the limits provided in Article no. 10 of the EBI.
11. LEGISLATION AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS
A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:
1. Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August: https://dre.pt/web/guest/legislacao-consolidada/-/lc/124281176/201912061112/73740605/diploma/indice?lcq=estatuto+do+bolseiro,
2. Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf
For more details on the conditions for granting the scholarship, consult the Portuguese version of the notice at ERACAREERS (link).
|Vacant posts: 2|
|Type of contract: Temporary|
|Job country: Portugal|
|Job city: Covilhã|
|Job company/institute: CMA-UBI|
|Application deadline: 22 Março 2021
(The Application’s deadline must be confirmed on the Job Description)