Applications  from April 22, 2022 to May 6, 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 Master students, to collaborate in the knowledge center NOVA TAX Research 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 Rita Calçada Pires.


Duration: The scholarship lasts for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal for an equal period up to a maximum of 12 months. The scholarship amount is €875.98, with monthly payment by bank transfer.


Object, Objective and Activities: Provide support and assistance to research carried out by NOVA TAX RESEARCH LAB. The mission of the knowledge center is to promote the study and reflection of the contemporary tax and its challenges, with special emphasis on its humanization. The approach is both national and international, with an emphasis on the European Union space. An important objective of NOVA TAX RESEARCH LAB is to promote the citizen’s understanding of tax, working on the importance and impact of taxation on society and the economy. The Center is developing a collaborative research model, promoting space for the creation of integrated and critical thinking. It aims to develop a multinational and multigenerational research network. The scholarship holder to be hired will support the various activities developed by NOVA TAX RESEARCH LAB, assuming either work in scientific research, within the themes under development at the moment and directed by the Team Leaders, in fulfillment of the guidelines established by the Coordinator Professor Rita Calçada Pires, wants work to design and manage the communication of the results produced by the members associated with the center.


Admission requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in the 2nd cycle (master’s).
  2. Be fluent in Portuguese and English. Proof of fluency in non-native language(s) is required.


Assessment parameters:

  1.  History of undergraduate and master’s grades, with special emphasis on curricular units connected to the scientific universe of NOVA TAX RESEARCH LAB (40%);
  2.  motivation letter written in English (30%);
  3. Relevance and adequacy of the previous path for the research project, especially in the organization of events and involvement in activities or projects in the area of ​​Tax Law and correlated areas. Preference is given to attending a Master’s Degree in Tax Law or Taxation, as well as a Master’s Degree in Law with links to economic and financial areas, or to European and international aspects or to technological issues; (30%).


Publicity and deadline for submission of applications: The present Call for Applications is published in the website and facilities of NOVA School of Law and in the CEDIS website, as well as in the EURAXESS Portal, for a minimum period of 10 working days from the date of this publication. Applications may be submitted from April 22, 2022 and the deadline for submission ends on May 6, 2022.


Selection: The selection of candidates will be made by a jury composed of the Coordinator of the NOVA TAX RESEARCH LAB, Professor Rita Calçada Pires, who will be presiding, Professor Nausica Pallazo and Professor Miguel Calado Moura, based on curricular assessment. If the jury deems it necessary, interviews may be held with the candidates.


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 2nd cycle and a copy of the history of notes to the e-mail, with the subject “Research Scholarship (BI) No. 5/2021”.


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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