BI – SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP / N.º of vacancies: one (1) (2024)

A call is open for the award of a Research Grant (BI) within the scope of the InsectERA research project: The ERA of the insect industry, Mobilizing Agenda for Business Innovation, Project C644917393-00000032, funded by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), Portuguese Republic, EU NextGenerationEU, with the following conditions:

Scientific Area:

Environmental Protection Technologies (CNAEF 851) or related areas.

Admission requirements:

    1. To be enrolled in a 2nd cycle course (master's degree) in Environmental Engineering or related areas.
    2. To have a strong motivation for the type of work to be carried out within the scope of the project.
    3. To be able to lead and work in a team.
    4. Be able to prepare written reports and work with spreadsheets and statistics programs.
    5. Good knowledge of the English language in oral, reading and writing terms.

Work Plan:

    1. Optimization of the processes used to treat wastewater, as well as its conservation method.
    2. Chemical and microbiological characterization of raw, treated wastewater and sludge.
    3. Bioremediation tests with the selected insect species using treated wastewater, as well as the respective sludge.
    4. Preparation of deliverables.
    5. Writing articles and oral communications and posters to present at scientific dissemination events.

Applicable legislation and regulations: The scholarship is awarded under Law No. 40/2004, of 18 August (Scientific Research Fellow Statute) and the current Scholarship and Research Regulations of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. (, as well as by the current Scientific Research Grants Regulation at the Instituto Politécnico de Beja, approved by the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P.

Place of work: The work will be developed at the Escola Superior Agrária of the Instituto Politécnico de Beja, under the scientific guidance of Professor Maria Adelaide Araújo Almeida.

Scholarship duration: The scholarship will last for 12 months, on an exclusive basis, starting in June 2024. The scholarship contract may be renewed, for a period of up to 6 months, in accordance with article 4 and article 18 of the current Scientific Research Scholarship Regulation in Polytechnic Institute of Beja (RBICIPBEJA).

The evaluation of the scholarship holder's activity, in accordance with article 25 of the RBICIPBEJA, will be carried out according to the criteria: C1-Activities developed, C2-Justification of deviations from the plan, C3-Publications and works prepared. The calculation formula to be applied will be 0.7x(C1) + 0.1 x (C2) + 0.2 x (C3), with a minimum mandatory assessment of 10 (ten) values, on a scale of 0-20 values.

Amount of the monthly maintenance subsidy: The amount of the scholarship corresponds to 990.98€, according to the table of values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the country (

The payment of the scholarship will be made monthly by bank transfer. To this value is added the monthly value relating to Voluntary Social Insurance, if applicable, in accordance with the conditions defined in the Research Fellow Statute. The scholarship holder will benefit from personal accident insurance.

Selection methods: The selection methods to be used will be the following:

1. Academic Qualifications (Curriculum Vitae) (C);

2. Adequacy of the candidate's profile for the purposes of the fellowship (P);

3. Previous academic experience relevant to the tender opening area (E).

Calculation formula and/or weights of the evaluation criteria:

The formula for calculating the final grade (FC) of each of the candidates, considering the above criteria, is as follows:

CF = 0.5 C + 0.3 P + 0.2 E

Composition of the Selection Jury:

- President: Maria Adelaide Araújo Almeida;

- Member: Antónia Teresa Zorro Nobre Macedo;

- Member: Maria João Barata de Carvalho;

- Substitute Member: Humberto Índio Tomás Chaves;

- Substitute Member: Flávia Matias Oliveira da Silva.

Method of publishing/notifying results: The competition is published on the portal and

The models of documents identified in paragraph d), no. 1 of article 6 of law no. 40/2004, of 18 August (Research Fellow Statute) can be consulted in this competition at

The mention of financial support from the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) will be made in accordance with the provisions of the Communication and Information Guide for PRR Beneficiaries.

Notification of results/Resources: The draft final classification list resulting from the selection process, in accordance with the applicable regulations, will be published within 30 (thirty) working days after the end of the deadline for receiving applications, through written communication to the candidates, which may be sent by email, in accordance with article 112 of the Administrative Procedure Code. An appeal may be made against these results to the President of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, within 10 (ten) working days after the respective communication. The decision on the appeal is the responsibility of the President of the Institute, after hearing the Competition Jury, and will be announced within 5 (five) working days after the end of the deadline for receiving it, through written communication to the candidates, which may be sent by email. After the decision just mentioned or in the absence of resources, the final classification list is approved by the President of the Institute and published within 5 (five) working days after approval, through written communication to the candidates, which may be sent by email. Within the scope of the procedure for awarding the scholarship, if the final ranking list, duly approved, contains several approved candidates greater than the number of scholarships to be filled, an internalrecruitment reserve is always created, which can be used when there is need for occupation due to scholarship holder withdrawal, under the terms of the CPA, to be used during project eligibility.

e Informação para os Beneficiários do PRR.

Application deadline and form of submission of applications: The competition is open from 15/05/2024 to 28/05/2024, deadline for submission of applications is not less than 10 working days.

Submission of applications: Entry into the Office and Archives Service of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja until 4 pm on the day indicated in the previous point.

Documents to be presented: Candidates must send an application using the model contained in Annex 5 of the IPBeja Scientific Research Grant Regulations, available at, with reference to this announcement, to the address indicated below, accompanied by curriculum vitae, documents proving academic qualifications indicating the classification of the Curricular Units (CU) and final, document proving enrollment in a study cycle (optional during the application phase, constituting by which is a mandatory element when contracting the scholarship) and other documents that they consider relevant for the final assessment.


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