Research Grant n.º 3/2023

Research Grant n.º 3/2023

Applications from March 29, 2023 to April 12, 2023




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 PhD student, to collaborate in the knowledge center NOVA OCEAN, 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 Assunção Cristas.

Duration: The scholarship lasts for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal for equal periods to a maximum of 12 months. The scholarship amount is €1. 199, 64 (one thousand one hundred and ninety nine euros and sixty-four cents), with monthly payment by bank transfer.

Object, Objective and Activities: Provide support and assistance to research developed by NOVA OCEAN. The aim of the centre is to contribute to the achievement of the major global goals, in particular Sustainable Development Goal 14 – life below water -, in line with NOVA School of Law’s adhesion to the United Nations Global Compact, the European Union Blue Agenda and the National Strategy for the Sea 2021-2030. It aims to stimulate and aggregate joint research and to be part of the internationalization efforts of the Faculty, asserting itself as an innovative centre dedicated to multidisciplinary scientific research in the area of the Sea and its governance, with the objective of consolidating and extending research and scientific knowledge in this important field through the development of courses, executive training and the organization of conferences and events. In this regard, the grant holder will help Professor Assunção Cristas to achieve these objectives by providing research assistance.

Admission requirements and assessment parameters:

  • a) To be enrolled on a PhD course in Law
  • b) Be fluent in Portuguese and English;
  • c) Transcript of grades (30%)
  • d) Letter of intentions (30%)
  • e) Relevance and adequacy of previous career to the research project, especially in the organization of events and involvement in activities or projects in the area of Law and Economics of the Sea) (40%).

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 29 of March and the deadline for submission ends on the 12 of April.

Selection: The selection of candidates will be made by a jury composed of the Coordinator of the NOVA OCEAN, Professor Assunção Cristas, which will preside, by Professor Armando Marques Guedes and by Professor Jorge Oliveira e Carmo, 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 anonymised 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 a detailed curriculum vitae, proof of registration in a PhD Course and a copy of the history of grades, as well as the application to the e-mail, with the subject “Research Scholarship (BI) No. 3/2023”.

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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