Selection and Ranking Criteria

Candidates will be required to submit a CV including list of publications (if available), a motivation letter, letters of recommendation.

The Selection Committee, appointed annually by the Board of Directors, will assess all the applications, based on an evaluation of the candidate’s CV and background, the motivation letter, proficiency in English and, if necessary, interview. The process involves the following steps:

  • Administrative validation of the application: the mandatory documents, including the signatures required, are uploaded by the candidate.
  • Academic validation: the scientific and academic quality of the candidate is assessed as well as his/her motivation
  • The Selection Committee will rank the candidates on the basis of their academic excellence and scientific potential and assign the Research Scholarships.

The Selection Committee will decide on the PhD grants based on:

  1. Final grade of Portuguese MSc degree. For foreign MSc degrees, average calculated from the transcription of all the grades obtained in the MSc courses.
  2. Whenever applicable, in case of equality in the final grade of MSc degree, final grade in the BSc degree.
  3. Academic prizes.
  4. Motivation and recommendation letters.
  5. Intensity of authorship, as first author, of articles published in scientific journals, where the number of articles is divided by the number of years since the first registration of MSc student.
  6. Intensity of authorship, as first author, of communications presented in international conferences, where the number of communications is divided by the number of years since the first registration of MSc student.
  7. Intensity of authorship of articles published in scientific journals, independently of the order in the list of authors, where the number of articles is divided by the number of years since the first registration of MSc student.
  8. Intensity of authorship of communications presented in international conferences, independently of the order in the list of authors, where the number of communications is divided by the number of years since the first registration of MSc student.
  9. Other relevant scientific or academic activities
  10. Interview.

 

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