Research Grant for the project Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies

A call for applications for 1 (one) Research Grant (BI) for the project “Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies” (PTDC/IIM-ECO/5303/2014) is now open. This position is based at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies (CAPP), School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) of the University of Lisbon (Universidade de Lisboa), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) with national funds through the State Budget (OE).

Scientific Area:

Social Sciences

Admission requirements:

Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and be enlisted and currently attending a Master’s program also in any Social Science, such as anthropology, African studies or sociology. English and Portuguese fluency is a requirement.

Work plan:

The grantee for this Research Grant is expected to write his/her master’s dissertation within the area of the project, as well as:

  • Make interviews and/or conduct focus groups, transcribe the outputs and do content analysis
  • Gather and prepare private data from interviewees and focus group participants
  • Support project tasks, including the preparation of interview scripts and focus groups guidelines, writing reports and provide support for the preparation and organization of events
  • Finish his/her master’s dissertation within the area of the project


Legislation and regulations:

Law nº40/2004, 18th August (Statute of Scientific Research Fellow); Research Grant Regulation from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, IP – 2015, https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2015.pdf .

Work place:

The grantee will fulfill the work plan in the city of Lisbon. The position is based at the Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies (CAPP), School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP-ULisboa), under the supervision of the scientific coordinator Professor Pedro Goulart. Work may involve trips necessary for conducting interviews and/or focus groups.

Grant Duration:

The Grant will last for twelve (12) months, eventually renewable up to the maximum established on article 4 of the Research Grant Regulation, from Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P 2015. The expected starting date is 1 January 2017.

Monthly maintenance allowance:

The grant allowance is 745€ per month, in accordance to the values established by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P in the country (http://alfa.fct.mctes.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores).

Selection Methods:

The selection methods will include a curricular assessment (50%) and an interview (50%). The curricular assessment will be based on:

  • Previous experience in qualitative research, in particular on the design of semi-structured interview scripts and focus groups guidelines, transcription and content analysis, as well as data gathering and preparation.
  • Communication and teamwork skills


The first five ranked applicants will be admitted to the interview stage at CAPP.

No candidate should be privileged, benefit, impaired, or deprived of any right or exempted of any duty on the basis of ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic situation, education, origin or social condition, genetic heritage, reduced working capacity, disability, chronic disease, nationality, ethnic origin or race, place of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions or union membership.

Jury: 

  • Professor Pedro Goulart, CAPP-ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa (President of the jury);
  • Professor Celeste Quintino, CEAF-ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa (Member);
  • Professor Pedro Aires Oliveira, IHC-FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Member);
  • Substitute Member: Professor Paula Pinto, CAPP-ISCSP, Universidade de Lisboa;


Notification Process:

The final evaluation results will be publicized through an alphabetical ordered list posted at a visible and public location at ISCSP, and the applicants shall be notified by email.

Application norms and deadline:

The period for applications will open on the 25th October, 2016, and end on the 14th November, 2016.

All applications should be formalized, mandatorily, with a motivation letter (explicitly stating the current situation and frequency of a master’s degree) along with the following documents:

  1. curriculum
  2. a copy of relevant diplomas and certificates
  3. other documents considered relevant by the applicant for the selection process, such as recommendation letters or examples of past work related to the activities discriminated on the work plan above.

All applications should be delivered personally from 9am to 5pm/9h00 to 17h00 at Secção de Expediente of the Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP), at Pólo Universitário da Ajuda, Rua Almerindo Lessa, 1300-663 Lisboa. Alternatively, applications may be sent by post to the same address, indicating the project’s name (“Public Policy and Child Labor”), room 82, floor -1.

This notice is also published on eracareers.pt

Notice in portuguese (pdf)  
Notice in english (pdf)  

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