Research Grant n.º 7/2022

Research Grant n.º 7/2022

Applications from July 5 to July 18, 2022.








Under the terms of art. 8 of the Research Grants Regulations of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, with the financial support from EEA Grants, the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, within the scope of the Conciliation and Gender Equality Programme, operated by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), in partnership with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombud (LDO), there is an open call for 1 (one) Research Grant (BI), for Law graduates, to collaborate in the research project “White Paper on Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination”, within the activity of NOVA Knowledge Centre for Data-Driven Law, hosted by CEDIS, Centro de I&D sobre Direito e Sociedade (UI0714), of the NOVA School of Law – Faculty of Law, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, coordinated by Professora Doutora Margarida Lima Rego.


Duration: The scholarship lasts for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal for an equal period up to a maximum of 18 months. The scholarship amount is €835,98€ (eight hundred and thirty-five euros and ninety-eight cents) (, with monthly payment by bank transfer. It is expected to start in September 1, 2022.


Object, Objective and Activities:  The aim of this project is to build a White Paper on multiple and intersectional discrimination, based on multidisciplinary knowledge. It aims at a scientifically supported recommendation to level and harmonise anti-discrimination protections in Portugal, addressing multiple discrimination (sequential, additive and intersectional). The focus will be on discriminations based on sex, ethno-racial origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, and disability, also taking into account the differentiated socio-economic consequences of these discriminations. The activities foreseen under this grant are:

1. Comparative analysis of Portuguese legislation and that of other European countries:

a. the collection and analysis of Portuguese legislation on discrimination based on sex, ethno-racial origin, sexual orientation and gender identity, and disability, with a comparative analysis that identifies disparities in the respective legal regimes and institutional responses; a comprehensive analysis will be sought that focuses on the nature of each law (the dimensions of redress and of structural changes, namely through raising awareness or encouraging participation in the labour and public sphere) and that allows a critical perspective on its effectiveness and applicability.

b. the collection and analysis of anti-discrimination legislation from other European countries, namely those whose legislation is comprehensive and allows multiple and intersectional discrimination to be addressed. The aim is, based on legal analysis, to understand the effectiveness of legislation in some countries with different cultural and social realities: Germany, Sweden, Greece; and a particular focus on legislation in Norway is also intended, through the partnership with Egalia.

2. Participation in communication and awareness raising activities foreseen in the project:

a. the realization of a multimedia awareness campaign based on the results of focus groups, for dissemination on social networks, personalizing the experiences of discrimination and, in particular, multiple discrimination and contributing to a shared awareness on the need to create legal protection for these cases.

b. the organization of a workshop and public presentation session of the project, with media broadcasting, which will allow the dissemination of focus groups results and simultaneously create an additional space for debate and joint construction of the different entities heard.

c. the project’s final conference, with the sharing of project conclusions and the White Paper, produced and made publicly available.

d. the preparation and submission of a scientific paper for publication in an international journal.

3. Participation in the preparation and production of the White Paper, which includes a set of recommendations and guidelines to be considered in the development of new legislation, complemented by the suggestion of a basis for draft legislation.


Admission requirements:

a) A degree in Law;

b) Fluency in Portuguese and English.


Assessment parameters:  

a) Academic and scientific curriculum (35%);

b) Motivation (35%);

c) Relevance and adequacy of previous career to the project (30%);


Publicity and deadline for submission of applications: this Call is published on the premises of NOVA School of Law, on CEDIS’s 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 July 5 to July 18, 2022.


Formalization of applications: Applications should be submitted on time and be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of the history of notes and a motivation letter, to the e-mail, with the subject “Research Scholarship (BI) No. 7/2022”.


Selection: The selection of candidates will be carried out by a jury made up of the Coordinator of the project, Professor Margarida Lima Rego, who presides, by Professor Paulo Côrte-Real, and by Professor Veronica Corcodel, on the basis of document evaluation, eventually complemented by interviews.


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.


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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