Research Grant

Job title: Research Grant

Company: FEUP

Job description: 1 Research Grant Announcement (M/F)

Call open for applications for a research grant within the framework of project PTDC/ECI-EGC/32170/2017 – “ORACLE – Offshore Risk Analysis for Climate Changes and Lifetime Extension”, with the reference POCI – 01 – 0145 – 032170, funded by the Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through COMPETE2020 – Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI), with the financial suport of FCT/MCTES through national funds (PIDDAC), under the following conditions:

Scientific Area: Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and related areas.

Admission requirements: Candidates who cumulatively meet the following two requirements may apply for this grant:

Requirement 1:

– Be a student enrolled in a doctoral program in the area of Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering, a requirement to be duly proven at the time of signing the contract.


– Holder of an academic degree enrolled in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units, a requirement to be duly proven at the time of signing the contract.

Note: In the case of masters who are enrolled in non-academic degree courses, the scholarship can only be awarded to those who do not exceed, with this scholarship contract, including possible renewals, an accumulated period of two years in that typology of the scholarship, followed or interpolated.


Requirement 2:

  • Hold a master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering or related field.

If the degree has been awarded by a foreign higher education institution, it must comply with the provisions of the Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of august 16th, and any formalities established there must be fulfilled until the time of signing the contract.

Activity Outline: The candidate will develop several activities within the scope of project ORACLE – POCI – 01 – 0145 – FEDER – 032170, namely: in the definition and construction of physical models of offshore wind energy structures; carrying out physical modeling activities foreseen in the aforementioned project, in the wave and current channel of the Hydraulics, Water Resources and Environment Section, of the Civil Engineering Department, of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal; performing surveys and contacting the industry to obtain field data and prices for building dynamic protections; support for the implementation of the Decision Support and Risk Analysis System; among others.

Legislation and regulations: Law Nº. 40/2004, of 18th August, in its current wording (Statutes of Scientific Research Fellow) and Regulation of Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, in force ( ) and Regulation of Research Grants of University of Porto.

Work place: The work will be developed at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), under the scientific supervision of Professor Dr. Francisco Taveira Pinto, Professor Dr. Paulo Rosa Santos and Dr. Tiago Ferradosa.

Grant duration: The grant duration is 10 months, with the predicted starting date in September 2021, on an exclusive basis eventually renewable but never exceeding the project duration.

The eventual renewal of the scholarship will be carried out as determined in article 6 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.

Stipend: The grant stipend amounts to 1.104,64€ according to the table of values of the grants awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country

The payment will be made by bank transfer.

Selection procedure:

The curriculum of the candidates will be evaluated based on the merit of the candidate:

a) Academic training (Master in Engenharia Civil 10 points; Others Masters – 2 points)

b) Publications in the area of Civil Engineering, preferably in Marine Hydraulics related fields, 5 points, Publications in other areas – 2 points

c) Research Experience in the project area – 5 points; in related areas – 3 points; Other areas – 1 point

The curriculum of each candidate will be evaluated in a 1-20 points scale. The best 3 in the curricular evaluation can be invited for an interview. In the interview topics related with the work plan, experience and the candidate’s CV will be discussed with the invited candidates. The Curricular evaluation corresponds to 60% of the final classification, with the remaining 40% corresponding to the interview.

Selection Jury:

President: Full Professor Francisco Taveira Pinto

Effective member: Associated Professor Paulo Rosa Santos

Effective member: Dr. Tiago Fazeres Ferradosa

Supplementary member: Dr. José Victor Ramos

Supplementary member: Professor Luciana das Neves

Advertisement of final decision: The results of the evaluation will be released to the candidates

by email to the email address indicated in the application process.

Deadline for applications and form of presentation of the applications:

The call is open from 02-08-2021 to 13-08-2021 (until 23h59m, GMT time).

Applications must be formalized by email to , and to , clearly stating the reference FEUP-ORACLE_BI_Mestre and including the following pdf documents: Motivation letter, Copy of certificates evidencing academic degree (referring the classification of each separated or integrated degree), Detailed Curriculum Vitae; Declaration on honor that the candidate fulfills the requirement contained in article 6 of the Regulation for Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (model below, for student enrolled in a non-academic degree course integrated in the educational project of a higher education institution, developed in association or cooperation with one or more R&D units ) and other documents considered relevant by the applicant.

In order to assure that all documents can be read, the preferred saving format is the Portable Document Format (.pdf).

Declaration on honour

I, (identification of the scholarship holder), holder of the Citizen Card / Visa / Residence Permit no. valid until , declare under honour, to be in the conditions of no. 5 of article 6º

of the Research Grants from FCT, IP – Regulation No. 950/2019, of 16 December.

Oporto, __/__/__


(scholarship holder)

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Location: Porto

Job date: Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:50:49 GMT

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