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ADMISSION CRITERIA

The PhD Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies (PCCSDP), organized jointly by the University of Lisbon (through the Institute of Social Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto Superior de Agronomia ) And the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (through the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Technology), is available at http://alteracoesclimaticas.ics.ulisboa.pt.

  1. CANDIDATES
    You can apply for this call for tenders:National citizens or citizens of other Member States of the European Union;Citizens of third countries, holders of a permanent residence permit or beneficiaries of long-term resident status, certified by the Aliens and Borders Service, pursuant to Article 80 and Article 125 of Law 23/2007 of 4 July.

    In order for the work program to be developed wholly or partly in foreign institutions, only national or foreign citizens who have permanent residence in Portugal can apply.

  1. HOST INSTITUTION
    Host institutions are all institutions participating in the PhD program, in accordance with the established agreement and the regulatory standards of the PDACPDS.
  1. FORMALIZATION OF THE APPLICATION

The formalization of the application referred to in this Call for Proposals should be made through a letter addressed to the Scientific Committee of the PDACPDS.

  1. PERIOD OF SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

Applications are open from 12th May to 23th June.

  1. SELECTION AND EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

The criteria for the 1st phase of selection and ranking of candidates, based on the candidate application (see mandatory documents in section 5.2) is based on:

i)                     the excellence of the academic and professional record of the candidate (EAPR) and

ii)                   the letter of motivation and the reference letter(s) (LMRL). While the first criteria (EAPR) weights 80% the second weights 20%. Both criteria are assessed in a scale 0-5 and each application needs to be assessed by at least 2 members from the Scientific Committee (SC).        It is recommended that these 2 members are the PCCSDP Director and a member from the field of expertise of the applicant.

 

The first criteria “excellence of the candidate” (EAPR) is intended to be as most objective as possible. It will be calculated based on the following factors:

i)                     the grade of the master or 5 year degree (“Licenciatura” before Bologna or equivalent),

ii)                   the research curricula,

iii)                  professional career and iv) other relevant competences and skills. The weighting, within EAPR criteria, will be 30% (i), 50% (ii), 10% (iii) and 10% (iv), respectively, and all scores will be from 0-5.

While the grade score can be calculated through a direct proportion of the candidate grade related to maximum grade, the research curricula score will be calculated according the number of papers as first author (0.5 points/each) and co-author (0.25/each) and research events the candidate organized (0.3/each) or presented research results (oral presentation = 0.15/each and poster = 0.1/each) till the candidates reaches a maximum score of 5. The professional career (including coordination, innovation and participation in relevant projects) and other competences and skills factors are scored by each evaluator and an average is calculated for each factor. The final EAPR criteria score for each candidate is calculated multiplying the score per factor by its weight.

 

The second criteria (LMRL) is more subjective and values the confidence expressed by the applicant, the ability to express their motivation using positive and constructive “statements” while identifying real societal challenges that he is most familiar with or motivated to tackle during his/her PhD thesis.

This criterion is also scored from 0-5. Both evaluators provide their scoring and an average is then calculated in order to achieve a LMRL score. After this a final score is calculated per candidate (EAPR + LMRL) all candidates are ranked. The top 30 candidates are selected for the 2nd phase which consist of a brief interview (20 to 30 minutes) by at least 2 members form the SC (normally the Director and an expert from the research field of the candidate) to assess better the candidate’s knowledge, skills and conditions to engage in a 3 years commitment.

A Score from 0 to 20 is given by each evaluator, and an average is calculated. After evaluating all applications the SC meets and decides on the final ranking and selection of candidates that will enroll in the program.

 

  1. ADDRESS FOR SENDING APPLICATIONS
    The application form, in the terms referred to in number 5 of this Final Tender Protocol, must be sent by e-mail to rcbrito@fc.ul.pt and the online application registration in the FENIX system

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  1. DISCLOSURE OF RESULTS
    The results of the evaluation are disclosed, for consultation by the candidates, by e-mail, posting in the atrium of the Rectorates of the Universities involved and in the web site http://alteracoesclimaticas.ics.ulisboa.pt. If the decision to be taken is unfavorable to the evaluation, the candidates have a period of 10 working days, after the disclosure of the results, to pronounce on a prior hearing, under the terms provided in the Code of Administrative Procedure.

 

  1. FUNDING
    Applications approved in this competition and funded by institutions or companies must be duly documented and must be regularized by December of each year.
  2. BEGINNING OF CLASSES

    In the academic year begins in the 2nd half of September.

    INFORMATIONS:

    SECRETARIAT OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE PROGRAM
    e-mail: rcbrito@fc.ul.pt
    tel.: +351 217500627
    fax: +351 217500386

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    Information: 
    E-mail: rcbrito@fc.ul.pt