Applications from June 1, 2022 to June 15, 2022









In accordance to art. 8 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology, with the financial support of the FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC), and within the scope of the Strategic Project of CEDIS 2020-2023 (Ref. UIDB/00714 /2020), a call for applications is hereby launched for 1 (one) Research Scholarship (BI), for PhD students, to collaborate in the knowledge center NOVA Green Lab, hosted by CEDIS, Centro de R&D on Law and Society (UI0714), at NOVA School of Law – Faculty of Law, Lisbon NOVA University, coordinated by Professor Filipe Brito Bastos.


Duration: The scholarship lasts for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal for an equal period up to a maximum of 24 months. The scholarship amount is €1,144.64 (one thousand one hundred and forty-four euros and sixty-four cents), with monthly payment by bank transfer.


Object, Objective and Activities: provide support and assistance to research carried out by NOVA GREEN LAB. The knowledge center responds to the need to find skills and knowledge in the environmental, climate, energy and urban areas, a topic that is directly or indirectly linked to all the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and whose awareness of the importance of good management of environmental and urban planning instruments is increasingly essential. Through a multidisciplinary approach, since environmental and urban instruments, as well as the respective legislation, are intrinsically dependent on concepts and practices that not only involve legal sciences, but also others such as environmental, geography, architecture, urbanism or information management, NOVA GREEN LAB’s research focuses especially on phenomena that occur in the European Union, in the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries, without forgetting the rest of the international community. In this regard, the fellow will help the NOVA GREEN LAB coordination team to achieve these objectives by providing research assistance, in particular helping with activities related to the elaboration of scientific documentation and the organization of conferences and workshops, in particular together with the privileged partners of NOVA GREEN LAB, public or private. In particular, the selected candidate will have to carry out part of his/her research on international and European environmental law..


Admission requirements:

a) Completion of a Master’s Degree in Law;

b) Enrollment in the 3rd Cycle (PhD)

c) Fluent command of Portuguese, written and spoken

d) Fluent command of the written and spoken English language, demonstrated in the letter of intent to be presented within the framework of the application evaluation parameters and, if the jury deems it appropriate, in an interview to be carried out by the candidate.


Assessment parameters:

a) Academic profile, including the ranking of the university of origin; the academic performance expressed in the evaluation history; postgraduate courses, training and seminars held; and, if there are, distinctions awarded and quality of published scientific texts (50%);

b) Letter of Intent, written in English and in no more than 1000 words, in which the candidate explains his/her motivation to collaborate in GREEN LAB activities; their interests in the field of environmental law and sustainability and demonstrate the ability of their profile to contribute to the activities of NOVA GREEN LAB, taking into account the integration of NOVA GREEN LAB in the strategic goals of internationalization and interdisciplinarity pursued by NOVA School of Law (20%);

c) Relevance of the previous path for the research project, understood in the sense of encompassing the candidate’s curricular and professional experiences, considered globally, that demonstrate their aptitude to perform functions as a collaborator of a knowledge center. If there is, previous experience in organizing events and managing social networks will be valued, which may eventually be part of the tasks to be carried out by the grantee, in terms to be agreed (30%).

Publicity and deadline for submission of applications: This Public Call is published on the premises of NOVA School of Law, on the CEDIS website and on the EURAXESS Portal, for a minimum period of 10 working days from the date of this publication, and applications must be sent from June 1, 2022 to June 15, 2022.


Selection: The selection of candidates will be carried out by a jury made up of the Coordinator of NOVA GREEN LAB, Professor Filipe Brito Bastos, who presides, by Professor Tiago de Melo Cartaxo, by Professor Francisco Pereira Coutinho and by Professor Lucila de Almeida, based in the assessment of admission requirements and parameters identified in this call, eventually complemented by an interview.


Hearing of interested parties: Pursuant to article 124, no. 1, al. a) of the Code of Administrative Procedure, this competition does not require a hearing with interested parties due to the urgency of the decision to select the scholarship holder.


Form of publication/notification of results: The final results of the evaluation will be published through an alphabetically ordered list, posted in a visible and public place at the NOVA School of Law and on the CEDIS website, and candidates will be notified by e- mail.


Formalization of applications: Applications should be submitted on time and be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, proof of registration in the 3rd cycle and a copy of the history of notes to the e-mail, with the subject “Research Scholarship (BI) No. 6/2022”.


Model contract, final reports and evalution criteria: The model grant contract to be adopted is provided in Annex I. Annexes II and III are models of final reports to be submitted by the grant holder and the scientific advisor respectively, under the terms of the contract. The criteria for evaluating the grantee by the scientific advisor will be compliance with the plan of activities attached to the contract.


Applicable legal norms: The Statute of the Research Grant Holder, approved by Law n.º40/2004, of 18 of August, altered and republished by Decree-Law n.º 202/2012, of 27 of August and by Law n.º 12/2013, of 29 of January, by Decree-Law n.º 89/2013, of 9 of July and by Decree-Law n.º 233/2012, of 29 October, and by Decree-Law n.º 123/2019, of 28 August (available at, Research Grants Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. – 2019 (available at


Other information: for clarifications or information requests, send email to  or contact 21 384 74 66, between 10h-12h and 15h-17h.

It is the duty of the scholarship holder to punctually comply with the guidelines established by the scientific advisor, to communicate to the Foundation for Science and Technology the occurrence of any fact that justifies the suspension of the scholarship and the timely preparation of a semi-annual and final report on the assessment of the program of activities developed with the grant awarded. The fulfillment of the work plan, except for justified exceptions, takes place in the premises of CEDIS and/or the Faculty of Law of the UNL.

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