2. TYPE AND DURATION OF STUDENTSHIPS
PhD studentships aim to support research activities leading to obtaining the PhD degree of the selected candidates within the scope of the following Doctoral Program:
· PhD Program in Mathematics and Applications, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Beira Interior.
The research work wll be carried out in the CMA-UBI. The duration of the scholarship is one year, renewable up to a maximum of four years (48 months).
The renewal of the studentship always depends on applicant’s submission, within 60 working days prior to the renewal start date, of the following documents:
a) Declaration issued by the supervisor(s) and by the host institution(s) attesting the work plan development and the evaluation of the respective activities;
b) Updated document proving compliance with the exclusive dedication regime;
c) Declaration demonstrating the enrolment renewal in the study cycle leading to the doctoral degree.
PhD studentships are aimed at applicants that comply with the requirements to enroll in the PhD Program in Mathematics and Applications, at the University of Beira Interior.
4.1 APLICANTS’ ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The candidates should have a graduate or master degree in mathematics or in areas considered to be related.
The following citizens may apply to this call:
a) National citizens or citizens from other member-states of the European Union;
b) Third-party states citizens;
c) Stateless individuals;
d) Citizens holding a political refugee status. To apply for a PhD studentship it is necessary:
e) Not to have benefited from a PhD or a PhD in industry studentship directly funded by FCT, regardless of its duration.
4.2 APPLICATION’S ADMISSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
It is essential, under penalty of not being admitted, to attach the following documents to the application:
a) Identity card / citizen card / passport;
b) Candidate's curriculum vitae;
c) Academic degree certificates, indicating the final grade and, if possible, the final classification of the disciplines completed, or, alternatively, the candidate's declaration of honor on how he/she will complete the bachelor's or master's degree by the end the application deadline;
d) Letter of interest explaining the reasons for her/his application, presenting her/his academic/professional academic path and how it is related to the work plan;
Write the application and all documents associated with it, including letters of motivation and work plan, in Portuguese or English.
The scholarship contracts with candidates with diplomas issued by foreign institutions will only be concluded upon presentation of proof of recognition of academic degrees and conversion of the final classification. The recognition of foreign academic degrees and diplomas, and the conversion of the respective final grade to the Portuguese grading scale, can be issued by a Portuguese public higher education institution, or by the Directorate General for Higher Education (Direção Geral do Ensino Superior, DGES) in case of automatic recognition. FCT suggests visiting the DGES portal at https://www.dges.gov.pt/en.
5. WORK PLAN
The work plan will fit in the scope of one of the main research areas of CMA-UBI: Differential Equations; Dynamic Systems; Differential Geometry; Algebra; Probabilities; Statistic. The selected candidates will be supervised by one of the integrated members of CMA-UBI (www.cma.ubi.pt).
6. SELECTION METHODS
The following parameters will be evaluated, each defined in an interval between 0 (zero) and 100 (one hundred) points:
a) Curricular evaluation (80%);
b) Letter of motivation (20%).
The assessment takes into account the candidate's merit. Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-20 in each of the following evaluation criteria:
a) Criterion A - Curricular evaluation, weighting 80%;
b) Criterion B - Letter of motivation, weighting 20%.
For the purposes of deciding whether to award the scholarship, applicants will be ranked according to the weighted average of the classification obtained in each of the three criteria, translated by the following formula:
If the jury considers it necessary, the candidate may be called for interview to be held by video-conference.
7. COMPOSITION OF THE JURY
President: Rui Miguel Nobre Martins Pacheco, CMA-UBI.
Effective members Helena Maria Simões Ferreira, CMA-UBI.
Effective members César Augusto Teixeira Marques da Silva, CMA-UBI.
Substitute member: Luísa Maria Jota Pereira Amaral, CMA-UBI.
Substitute member: António Jorge Gomes Bento, CMA-UBI.
8. FORM OF PUBLICATION/NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
The admitted and excluded candidates will be notified by email of the final ranking list, including the copy of the Preliminary Report of the jury.
9. DEADLINES AND PROCEDURES FOR PRELIMINARY HEARING, CLAIMS AND APPEALS
After being notified, candidates have 10 working days to submit, if applicable, a formal rebuttal. After that period, the jury notifies the candidates of the Final Report.
Excluded applicants may complain about the jury's final report for 15 working days after notification or appeal the jury's decision to the CMA-UBI Board of Directors for 30 working days after notification.
9. AMOUNT OF THE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE
The monthly amount of the grant 1064€ is in accordance with the values stipulated in the “Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology” in force
and shall be rendered through a monthly bank transfer to an account held by the grantee.
10. RESEARCH GRANT COMPONENTS
The studentship includes additional allowances, according to RBI’s Article no. 18 and the values indicated in its Annex II.
All the studentship holders have a personal accident insurance related to the research activities, which FCT will support.
All studentship holders who are not beneficiaries of any social protection regime can use the right to social security through the voluntary social insurance regime, under the terms of the Contributory Scheme of the Social Security System. FCT will ensure the charges resulting from contributions under the terms and with the limits provided in Article no. 10 of the EBI.
11. Legislation and applicable regulations
A fellowship contract will be celebrated according to:
1. Law 40/2004 of 18th of August (Scientific Research Fellow Status) and its successive amendments, including the amendments introduced by the Decree Law n. 123/2019 of 28 th of August:
2. Regulations for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology in force: https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf