The successful candidate will receive the following financial support for 1 year (renewable for up to 3 years): full tuition fee waiving of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering (EUR 2750 per academic year).
Number of Grants Available
Candidates cannot already have funding through other institutional projects and be registered in the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering.
Candidates must have a Higher Education Degree of 300 ECTS (or 5 curricular years) or a Master in Civil Engineering (or related areas), with a minimum final grade of 16 (on a scale of 0 to 20), or equivalent grade.
Candidates must have excellent knowledge of the English language, written and spoken.
The successful candidate will develop scientific activity under one of the following themes:
(1) Resources and economy of the sea, and coastal defence;
(2) Sustainable rehabilitation of the built environment – energy efficiency; circular economy; low carbon economy; integration of ICTs.
The activity to be developed by the successful candidate will include: i) to register and successfully attend the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering; ii) to be a member of the teams of ongoing research projects on the Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction (CTAC, ctac.uminho.pt) and the Institute for Sustainability and Innovation in Structural Engineering (ISISE, www.isise.net); iii) to participate in the submission of papers for ISI-indexed journals; iv) to apply for a FCT (Portuguese national funding agency for science, research and technology) PhD scholarship.
The work will be developed in the Research Centres CTAC and ISISE, of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, under the coordination and scientific guidance of Professors/Supervisors appointed by the Steering Committee of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering.
1 year, renewable for equal periods up to a maximum of 3 years, subjected to a positive annual evaluation of the work carried out.
From the 13th of November to the 15th of December, 2017
How to apply?
Applications should be sent by e-mail, by post or delivered by hand at the Secretariat of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering (from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.).
The necessary documents for the application are the following: detailed curriculum vitae; a copy of the Degree Certificates; a motivation letter describing the candidate's interest in one of the proposed themes, and a research proposal in that theme (approx. 500 words or a maximum 1 page); other relevant supporting documents.
a) Curricular evaluation (with a 60% weighting), considering: i) academic training (5 year higher education degree and/or master degree), weighing 70%; (ii) scientific production (articles in international journals published in the Scopus and/or ISI published lists), weighing 30%;
b) Experience in activities relevant to the development of research in the scientific areas proposed (with a 30% weighting) considering: i) participation in research projects, with a weight of 30%; (ii) scientific publications (articles in international journals published in Scopus and/or ISI lists), weighing 50%; iii) other relevant results not considered in the 2 previous items, weighing 20%.
c) Motivation letter (with a 10% weighting) describing the candidate's interest in one of the proposed themes, and a research proposal in that theme (approx. 500 words or a maximum 1 page).
A maximum of five candidates, top-ranked per the above criteria, will go on to the next phase of the evaluation, consisting on an individual interview, with an eliminatory character:
d) Individual interview (with a 30% weighting to be combined with a 70% weighing of the previous rank) with the objective of evaluating the candidate's ability to successfully carry out a research project in the framework of the preparation of a doctoral thesis and selection of the topic in which it will be developed.
Applicants will be notified by e-mail.
Composition of the selection committee
President: António Gomes Correia, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of EEUM.
Member: Paulo Pereira, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of EEUM.
Member: Paulo B. Lourenço, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of EEUM.
Substitute: Joaquim A. Barros, Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of EEUM.
Substitute: Maria Manuela G. Almeida, Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of EEUM.
Secretariat of the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minho
School of Engineering
Azurém – Guimarães
Information about the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering is available via our webpage: http://www.pdec.civil.uminho.pt/site/