2021 Call for 1 PhD Fellowship at the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies (CECH), University of Coimbra, in the areas of Classical Studies or Food Heritage: Cultures and Identities.
Purpose and overview
The call for applications is open June 2 to 17.
Applications should be formalized by email to [email protected]
Only one proposal per applicant is allowed.
Complete information (in Portuguese): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=135316&lang=pt
Description of the fellowship
The research activities for obtaining the PhD diploma will be held at the Research Unit of the Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies of the University of Coimbra, and must be developed within the scope of the following PhD programs:
-PhD program in Classical Studies, of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra;
-PhD program in Food Heritage: Cultures and Identities, of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra.
The duration of the fellowship is annual, renewable up to a maximum of four years.
For mixed fellowships, the period of the research plan that takes place in a foreign institution cannot exceed a total of 24 months.
Who can apply
Applicants registered or eligible for undertaking one of the PhD programs mentioned above (https://www.uc.pt/fluc/ensino/3ciclo).
Mandatory admission requirements
It is mandatory that the application process should be accompanied by the following documents:
-Identification document (identity card/citizen card/passport);
-Residence permit (both for national and foreign citizens);
-The applicant’s Curriculum vitae;
-Certificates of all the academic degrees held, specifying the final grade and, if possible, the grades obtained in all the subjects, or, alternatively, a declaration of honour of the applicant saying he/she was granted the Bachelor’s or the Master’s degree by the end of the application deadline;
-Certificates of recognition of the academic degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions and the equivalence of the final grade to the correspondent Portuguese classification scale, or, alternatively, declaration of honour of the applicant saying he/she obtained the recognition and equivalence of the foreign Bachelor’s or Master’s degree by the end of the application deadline;
-Letter of motivation;
-Letters of Recommendation (two);
-Present the written application and all related documents, including the letters of motivation and recommendation, the Thesis Project (TP) or the Research Work Plan (RWP), and a document supporting the alignment of the TP or the RWP with the CECH’s General Project and/or one of the ongoing Secondary Projects, in Portuguese or English.
Regarding the above-mentioned mandatory admission requirements, it is worth mentioning:
-In the case of degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions, it is mandatory that these degrees are recognized and their final grades converted to the Portuguese classification scale. This can be requested at any public institution of higher education, or at the Direção-Geral do Ensino Superior (DGES, only for automatic recognition). For more information, please go to the DGES website at http://dges.gov.pt.
Program and Scientific Coordination
The presentation of a thesis project (for applicants already signed up for the PhD) or a research work plan supporting a future thesis project (for applicants not signed up for the PhD) is mandatory. It has to purposedly corroborate the alignment of the TP or the RWP with the CECH’s General Project and/or one of the ongoing Secondary Projects.
Only the documents following the below formal and content orientations will be accepted:
-Thesis Project (TP): Title, Supervisor(s), Research inquiry (or inquiries), Abstract [150-200 words], Keywords [4-6 words], Goals [250-500 words], Literature review [2000-2500 words], Methodology and Sources [1000-1500 words], General structure of the thesis [Table of contents], Brief summary of each chapter [1500-2000 words], Specific bibliography [20-30 items].
-Research Work Plan (RWP): Theme, Research issue(s), Goals [150-300 words], Keywords [4-6 words], Abstract [150-200 words], Research topics, Brief description of each research topic [250-500 words], Bibliography [10-20 items].
-Regarding the PhD Food Heritage: Cultures and Identities applicants or students, it is mandatory to include author(s) or work(s) from Greek or Latin Classical, Late, Medieval or Renaissance Antiquity. Applications not to include these will be excluded from the process of selection.
Important notice for applicants with diplomas issued by foreign institutions of higher education:
-Applicants with diplomas issued by foreign institutions of higher education are eligible for applying and will be evaluated by the same criteria as the applicants holding diplomas from Portuguese institutions, as long as they present, as part of their application, proof of recognition of their academic degrees and conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale, within the applicable legislation;
-Applicants with diplomas issued by foreign institutions who do not present proof of conversion of the final classification to the Portuguese classification scale will be graded with the minimum grade (10 points) within subcriterion A1. This refers to recognized foreign diplomas.