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[ecrea] Application for Doctoral Scholarships at the Doctoral Programme in Materialities Literature at the University of Coimbra

Thu Jan 25 23:16:25 GMT 2018

Application for Doctoral Scholarships
The Doctoral Programme in Materialities Literature at the University of Coimbra was selected for funding by the Foundation for Science and Technology, IP (FCT-IP), and will award five doctoral scholarships in the academic year 2017-2018.1The Directive Committee of the Programmewill be responsible for selectingthecandidateswho will be awardedthe scholarshipsfunded by FCT-IP. The awarded candidates will contract their scholarshipsdirectly withthe FCT. Thus, under the Statute of Scientific Research Fellow, approved by Law n¼40/2004 of August18,in its current wording, and Regulation for Scholarships of theFoundation for Science and Technology, theDirective Committee calls for applications:

Five doctoral scholarships are awarded.These scholarships are intended for those who meet the conditions specified in clause 1 of Article 30¼ of Decree-Law N.º 74/2006, of March 24, in itscurrent wording. The duration of the scholarship is annual, renewable up to a maximum of four years, and it cannot be awarded for periods of less than six consecutive months.

This call for applications is open to:
1) Portuguese nationals or citizens of other member states of the European Union;

2) Nationals of third states, when ranking criteria include an individual interview;

3) Portuguese nationals or foreign citizens who have permanent residence in Portugal for scholarships whose working plan takes place wholly or partly in foreign institutions.

Candidates should hold the necessary level of academic qualifications to allow them to be admitted intoa doctoral programme, as defined by the application requirements. Citizens who have previously been awarded similar grants for the same purpose by the FCT are not eligible to apply.

Applications are open from 8-31 January, 2018.

Applications must containthe following documents:
1)Copy of identification document, certificate of permanent residence, authorization for permanent residence or status of long term resident, if applicable;

	2)Letter of motivation;
	3)Curriculum Vitae;

4)Certified copy of certificates for all degrees obtained, containing the final average for the degree and final grades for all courses taken;

	5)Copy of a published research paper, if applicable;

6)Summary of a preliminary PhD thesis project (maximum 2500 words, with an additional list of up to 20 relevant bibliographic references). this preliminary project must be related to one of the three major research topics in the Programme: "Ex Machina:Inscription and Literature" (see; "Vox Media:Sound in Literature" (see; or "ReCodex: Forms and Transformations of the Book" (see

7)Document certifying knowledge of English equivalent to at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

8)Statement about thecandidateÕscurrent professional situation, indicatingthe nature of working contract, job descriptionand average teaching load (if applicable). This documentmay be replacedby a declaration under oathin case the candidate has no contracted or self-employed professional activity.

Applications for the Doctoral Programmein Materialities of Literature are made through the University of Coimbra application system: Applications for the Programme are open January 8-31, 2018.

Professor Manuel José Freitas Portela, Professor António Joaquim Coelho Sousa Ribeiro and Professor Osvaldo Manuel Alves Pereira Silvestre. Alternate member: Professor Paulo Jorge da Silva Pereira.

Evaluation of applications is made according tothe terms of thisannouncement,weighing up the assessment factors and producing an ordered list of candidates. The following criteria will be usedforgradingcandidates:
	1) Grades obtained in BA and MA degrees (30%);
	2) Scientific merit of the candidate's preliminary project (30%);
3) Specific qualifications relevant to the scientific field of the Programme (10%);
	4) Scientific curriculum (10%);
	5) Professional curriculum (10%);
	6) Interview (10%).

Note 1: Interviews will take place in the first half of February. Candidates will be notified by e-mail about the schedule for interviews. If unable to attend, interviews will be conducted via teleconference.

Note 2: Scholarships will be awarded to the first five candidates in the ranking. The selection committee reserves the right not to award the scholarship if the final grading of the candidate or candidates is lower than 16 (sixteen).

The evaluation results will be announced within 30 days after the deadline for submission of applications. Candidates will be notified via email. The results will also be publicly available on the website of CLP in After disclosure of the results, candidates should be considered automaticallynotified for presenting any claim inapreliminary hearing within 10 workingdays, as establishedin the Administrative Procedure Code. An appeal concerning thefinal decision may be brought to the Directive Committee within 15 working days after notificationof the results.

The grants awarded under this scholarship application will be financed by funds from the State Budget of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education and, when eligible, from the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme HUMAN CAPITAL of Portugal 2020 2014-2020.

For all mattersnot referred to in this Announcement,the Regulation for Scholarships of the Foundation for Science and Technology applies(Regulation N¼ 234/2012, of June 25, revised by Regulation n¼ 326/2013, of August 27, and by Regulation n¼ 339/2015, of June 17), available at

Scholarships will not be awarded to candidates who are in situationof unjustified breach of the obligations of the grantee under any previous grant contract funded directly or indirectly by the FCT, namely when final or interim reports have not been delivered or whenfunds whose refund is dueunder applicable law or regulation have not been returned. This edition of the Programme will start in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, and it is expected that seminars will begin in March 2018.

Coimbra, January 3,2018.
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