Applications from Augut 1, to Augut 12, 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 a masters student, a student in an integrated masters or graduates and masters enrolled in a non-academic degree course, a Law degree holder, to collaborate in the knowledge center NOVA Consumer Lab, coordinated by Professor Jorge Morais Carvalho, hosted by CEDIS, Centro de R&D on Law and Society (UI0714), at NOVA School of Law – Faculty of Law, Lisbon NOVA University.


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 Consumer Lab. The objective of this scholarship is, on the one hand, to increase the scientific production of the law school and CEDIS in the area of ​​Consumer Law and, on the other hand, to prepare applications for research projects that will allow for autonomously funding research in this field in the future through NOVA Consumer Lab. The main activities to develop are:

1) Research and support in the preparation of two scientific articles, to be published in co-authorship, on topics of connection between consumer law and technology, especially in light of European legislation approved or in the legislative process since 2020;

2) Research and support in updating the Consumer Law Manual and the Annotation to Decree-Law 84/2021, with a special focus on matters related to digital content and services, protection of personal data, intellectual property and digital platforms;

3) Support in the idealization and implementation of applications for national and international research projects;

4) Support in various activities of NOVA Consumer Lab.


Admission requirements:

1) Hold a degree in Law;

2) In-depth knowledge of Consumer Law and Law and Technology, namely data protection, artificial intelligence and blockchain;

3) Fluency in Portuguese and English.


Assessment parameters:

1) Academic and scientific curriculum (35%);

2) Motivation (35%);

3) Relevance and suitability of the previous path for the project (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 Augut 1, 2022 and the deadline for submission ends on Augut 12, 2022.


Selection: The selection of candidates will be made by a jury composed of the Coordinator of the NOVA Consumer Lab, Professor Jorge Morais Carvalho, who will be presiding, Professor Miguel Calado Moura and Professor Joana Farrajota, 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 graduation and a copy of the history of notes and proof of enrollment in an academic course conferring or non-conferring degree, as well as a letter of intent written in English  to the e-mail, with the subject “Research Scholarship (BI) No. 9/2021”.


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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