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Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Research Grant for Master student in Psychological Sciences

Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Bolsa de Investigação para mestrando(a) em Ciências Psicológicas

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Published on Monday, March 13, 2023


A call for tender is open for one Research Grant for Master students under the VAST: Values Across Space and Time project, of which IELT – NOVA FCSH is a partner, financed by European funds through the European Commission (H2020), in the scientific area of Psychological Sciences. The aim of the project is to study the transformation of moral values in space and time and their communication and perception by different audiences, capturing, digitizing, preserving and analyzing the stories and experiences of those exposed to these values.




  • Be enrolled in a university course to obtaining an academic degree or being enrolled in a higher education course that does not confer an academic degree;
  • Master degree in Psychological Sciences or in Computer Science related areas;
  • Experience in survey research and experimental research;
  • Knowledge in Excel;
  • knowledge in Inferential Statistics Analysis in SPSS or R;
  • Proficiency in both English and Portuguese languages (writing and speaking skills).


  • Knowledge in psychophysiological measures such as EDA and EMG;
  • Experience in data collection with psychophysiological measures;
  • Knowledge in scientific computing with Python;
  • Knowledge in BrainAnswer and Bitalino;
  • Knowledge in Qualtrics;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to learn new skills independently;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to plan work and meet deadlines.

Work plan

The research grant holder will develop tasks within the European project VAST - VALUES ACROSS TIME AND SPACE (EU 101004949), whose main objective is to study the transformation of moral values across space and time, and how these are communicated and perceived by different audiences, capturing, digitising, preserving and analysing of the stories and experiences of those exposed to these values.

This person will work under close supervision of Dr Carla Murteira and Dr Hugo Silva, assisting them in the development of tasks related to the project, with overall supervision of the PI Dr Sara Graça da Silva. The Portuguese team in the consortia participates in PILOT 3: VALUES IN EUROPEAN FOLKTALES, and is composed of the PI, postdoctoral researchers and master students working on topics that intersect literature, culture and biophysiological data.

The contracted researcher will participate in tasks related to: participants gathering; data collection in a laboratory setting; data processing and data management; data analysis; reporting; collaboration in the organisation of events such as workshops and conferences; collaboration in the writing of scientific papers for journals or conferences. The researcher should be available to collect data in a laboratory setting from 10am to 6pm when necessary.

Applicable legislation and regulations

Research Fellow Status; Regulation of Research Grants of the Foundation for Science and Technology https://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/docs/RegulamentoBolsasFCT2019.pdf


The work will be carried out at Colégio Almada Negreiros, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and/or other locations necessary for the development of the research activities, under the scientific guidance of Dr Sara Graça da Silva, Dr Carla Murteira and Dr Hugo Silva.

Duration of the scholarship

The scholarship will have a duration of 6 months, eventually renewable. Estimated starting date april 2023.

Monthly maintenance allowance

The scholarship amount corresponds to € 1 199,64 €, paid monthly by bank transfer, according to the table of scholarship values directly attributed by FCT, I.P. in the country (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). To this value, the voluntary social insurance corresponding to the first level is added in case the candidate opts for its attribution, as well as the personal accident insurance.

Selection method

The selection methods to be used will be as follows: curriculum evaluation and interview. The applicants admitted to the tender will be assessed by Curricular Assessment (AC) and Interview (E) with the following weightings: AC 0-90 points and E 0-10 points.

The evaluation and ranking criteria for the candidates in AC will be the following:

  • Letter of motivation (30);
  • The candidate's publications and their connection to the position of the tender (10);
  • Research activities considered of greatest importance by the candidate, connected with the position, including previous research lab experience; participation in research projects assessed by national and international entities; proven fluency in English and Portuguese (35);
  • Outreach and/or dissemination activities considered of greatest importance by the candidate, connected to the position of the tender, including the organisation of scientific meetings, communications given at scientific meetings, and the dissemination of knowledge to extended audiences (15).

Selection Jury Composition

Chairperson: Carla Murteira

Permanent members:

  • Hugo Silva
  • Alba Morollón Díaz-Faes

Substitute member: Sara Graça da Silva

Form of publication / notification of results

The final results of the evaluation will be published, through a list ordered by final grade. All candidates will be notified via email.

Application guidelines

Application deadline and form of submission of applications: The competition is open until 20th March, 2023.

Applications must be submitted by email accompanied by the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (max 4 pages), with evidence of the elements required in the curricular assessment (AC);
  • Master’s Degree certificate;
  • Registration in a study cycle or university course;
  • Letter of interest in Portuguese or English (max. 1 page).

Applications must be sent by email to gestao.ielt@fcsh.unl.pt with referenceBI2 VAST 2023.


  • Monday, March 20, 2023

Information source

  • Carolina Vilardouro
    courriel : comunicacao [dot] ielt [at] fcsh [dot] unl [dot] pt


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« Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Research Grant for Master student in Psychological Sciences », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Monday, March 13, 2023, https://doi.org/10.58079/1arq

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