Research fellowship: MigraMediaActs_BI2023_2

CECS-Communication and Society Research Centre

15 Sep 2023
Job Information

CECS-Communication and Society Research Centre
Communication Sciences (University of Minho, Portugal)
Research Field
Communication sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline
9 Oct 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The University of Minho (UM) opens a call for the attribution of one master student research fellowship, reference no MigraMediaActs_BI2023_2, in the area of Communication Sciences or related areas, under the Research Fellowship Statute (EBI); the ruling FCT Regulation for Fellowships (RBI), and the University of Minho Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships (RBIC).

The master students research fellowships are meant for enrolled candidates or candidates who may prove to have the necessary conditions to enrol in a Master’s program.

The Fellowship will be funded by Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), under the scope of the Project “MigraMediaActs – Migrations, media and activisms in Portuguese language: decolonising mediascapes and imagining alternative futures”, ref. no PTDC/COM-CSS/3121/2021.

The research activities will be carried out in the Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS), University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, under the scientific supervision of Professor Rosa Cabecinhas and Doctor Isabel Macedo.

The fellowship holder will carry out activities in support to the organization and technical-scientific development of the project, namely:

  • Collaboration in the production of reports, essays and scientific articles;
  • Permanent updating of the project’s website and social networks;
  • Planning, producing, and editing audiovisual content;
  • Communicating and publicising science;
  • Editorial and administrative support.

The call for applications is open for 15 working days from the date of the publication of this notice on the Euraxess.

Applications and application support documents requested in this call (‘Application Admissibility Requirements’) must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] , indicating the call reference in the email subject “MigraMediaActs_BI2023_2”. Applications sent by other means or extemporaneously will not be accepted.


Application Admissibility Requirements

It is essential, under penalty of non-admission to the call, to attach to the application the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Certificates of the previous academic degrees held, specifying mandatorily the final classification and, if possible, the classifications obtained in all the curricular units performed. Alternatively, the candidate must submit a declaration of honour , declaring that he/she has completed the degree at the time of the application deadline;
  • For degrees obtained abroad, proof of recognition of academic degrees assigned by foreign higher education institutions and registration of the conversion of the final classification (GPA) to the Portuguese classification scale, or, alternatively, the candidate’s declaration of honour declaring that he/she has obtained the recognition of the foreign degree equivalent to that of a degree, at the time the application deadline;
  • Proof of proficiency in Portuguese, if the candidate does not have Portuguese as a first language / Proof of proficiency in English if the candidate does not have English as a first language. Alternatively, a declaration of honour by the candidate;
  • Proof of research experience;
  • Motivation Letter;
  • Portfolio describing the audiovisual work developed and the degree of participation.


Applicable legislation and regulations

Research Fellowship Holder Statutes, approved by Law no. 40/2004 of August 18, in its current version published by Decree-Law no. 123/2019 of august 28; Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021 and Regulation of Research Studentships and Fellowships (RBI) of the Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P. – in force.



Research Field
Communication sciences
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent


Applicants to the current call must comply with the following:

  • Be a national citizen or a citizen from other European Union Member States;
  • Be a citizen from third-party states;
  • Be a stateless citizen;
  • Be a citizen who may benefit from the political refugee status.


Applicants admissibility requirements

  • Hold a degree in Communication Sciences or a related field;
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English.


Preferential requirements

  • Experience in managing social networks and websites (particularly WordPress);
  • Experience in planning, producing and editing audiovisual content;
  • Experience in editorial and administrative support.



Additional Information

The fellowship will take place for a period of 6 months and may, eventually, be renewed up to the applicable legal limit.


Monthly maintenance allowance amount: The value stipend (Monthly Maintenance Allowance) is 930,98€ per month, in accordance with the stipend values published by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT I.P.) in the country (Annex I – Monthly Stipends Values for the maintenance allowances of the FCT Regulation for Research Studentships and Fellowships and Annex II of the Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in “Diário da República”, 2nd serie, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021), according to the applicable regulation. Payment is made on the 23rd of each month, through bank transfer to the Bank Identification Number of the fellow identified in the contractualization process.


Benefits: Reimbursement of Voluntary Social Security (Social Security contributions), corresponding to the 1st level of discounts (for research grants with a total duration 6 months or higher) and personal accident insurance.


Exclusivity regime: The grantee will perform the activities under exclusivity, as foreseen in article 5º of the Research Fellow Statutes and applicable regulations.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must comply with the eligibility conditions laid down in article 9 of the Research Grants Regulation of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2019).



The academic degrees and diplomas documents, or their respective recognition when awarded by foreign higher education institutions are not mandatory in the application phase, being replaced by a declaration of honour of the candidate with the contents of academic results. The documents of academic qualification or respective recognition will be required in the contracting phase and must attest to facts that occurred on a date prior to the application. In situations of divergence between the information contained in the declaration and the documentation submitted for contracting the grant, only the information contained in the latter will be considered. If the documents proving the ownership of the academic degree and diploma, or the respective recognition under the terms of Decree-Law No. 66/2018, of August 16, do not correspond to the classifications awarded in the evaluation of the academic path, which can change the candidate’s ranking, the fellowship won’t be contracted.

Selection process

The application assessment will focus on the Candidate’s Merit (MC), taking into account several subcriteria. The evaluation subcriteria to be used will be as follows:

  • a. Academic trajectory: 30 points;
  • b. Personal and professional curriculum: 50 points;
  • c. Experience in projects similar to the project and in carrying out fieldwork: 20 points.


The Candidate Merit (MC) classification will be obtained by applying the following formula: MC = a + b + c


For further clarification, the 3 first classifieds may be subject to an interview. In this case, for candidates who pass the interview phase, the Jury proceeds to assess the following subcriteria:

  • a. Interpersonal skills: 30 points;
  • b. Knowledge demonstrated in the contest area: 40 points;
  • c. Motivation: 20 points;
  • d. Language skills: 10 points.


The interview classification (ENT) will be obtained by applying the following formula: ENT = a + b + c + d


In case of an interview, the final classification (CF) of the Candidate Merit (MC) and the Interview (ENT) will be obtained by applying the following formula: CF = (MC*0,7) + (ENT*0,3)


If the interview does not take place, the final classification (CF) will correspond to 100% of the evaluation obtained in the Candidate Merit (MC).


The jury may not attribute the fellowship if the quality of the candidates is inferior to that intended.


Jury composition

President of the Jury

Maria Rosa Soares Pedrosa Cabecinhas (Professora Associada com Agregação, CECS, Universidade do Minho)


Effective Members

Isabel Moreira Macedo (Investigadora Auxiliar, CECS, Universidade do Minho)

Alberto Teixeira de Sá (Professor Auxiliar, CECS, Universidade do Minho)


Substitute Members

Luiza Lins Araújo Costa (Investigadora de Pós-doutoramento, CECS, Universidade do Minho)

Luís Manuel Jesus Cunha (Professor Auxiliar, ICS, Universidade do Minho)


The first effective member will substitute the President of the selection panel in case of impediment, being nominated as the first substitute member in the place of the first effective member.


Reserve/substitute list: in case of cancellation of the fellowship, up to 8 months after its attribution, the vacancy(s) will be filled by the candidate(s) from the list of substitutes, according to the final ordering.

Additional comments

Publication of results

The final results of the evaluation will be publicized through a list sorted by the final grade obtained, posted in a visible and public place of the host institution, as well as by email to all candidates, attaching the minutes with the deliberations of the jury, within 90 working days after the deadline for submission of applications. The notification will be sent to the email address used by the applicants for the submission of the application/indicated in the application, with receipt of delivery of the notification.

The selected candidate must inform its willingness to accept the grant, in writing. In case of rejection, the fellowship will be awarded to the next candidate in the ordered list of applicants.


Complaint and Appeal Procedures

After the notification, applicants have a period of 10 working days to produce their arguments at a prior hearing of interested parties, under Articles 121 and 122 following the Code of Administrative Procedure (CPA).

The final decision can be contested within 15 working days, by sending to the President of the jury the corresponding claim. Interested parties may also submit an optional hierarchical appeal, in the terms of the number 3 of article 13 of Regulation of Scientific Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC).


Contract template and final report template

The fellowship will be attributed by signing a fellowship contract between the University of Minho and the fellow, accordingly with the contract minute (annex IV of the Regulation of Research Fellowships of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021, as indicated in 2.4 of the FCT document: “Rules for Granting and Management of Grants within the scope of R&D projects, including infrastructure projects, the multi-annual financing program for R&D units and other FCT financing instruments (Version 2021) ”.

The contract may only be concluded after all the documentation required is collected, which must take place within a maximum period of 6 months.

Once all the documentation has been received, the contracting entity has a period of 60 working days to conclude the scholarship contract. Once received, the fellow must return the contract duly signed within 15 working days.

The activities under the fellowship contract can only begin after proper authorization by the contracting entity.


Term and cancellation of fellowship contracts

Without prejudice to the other causes provided the fellowship regulations (FCT and UMinho) and in the Statute of the Research Fellow, the fellowship ends with the completion of the work plan, as well as with the expiration date for which it was granted or renewed.

At the end of the fellowship, the grantee is obliged to present a Final Report of the work carried out, in accordance with the objectives and evaluation criteria defined with the scientific advisor, within 30 days after the end of the scholarship.

The final report must be prepared in accordance with Annex I of the Scientific Research Fellowships Regulation of the University of Minho (RBIC), published in Diário da República, 2nd Série, no. 119, through dispatch no. 6524/2020 of 22-06-2020, ratified by ratification declaration no. 447/2021 of 22-06-2021.

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CECS-Communication and Society Research Centre
Postal Code
4710-057 Braga
Campus de Gualtar

Where to apply

[email protected]


Campus de Gualtar
Postal Code
4710-057 Braga
[email protected]


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