Applications must be submitted from 18th to 29h of January 2016
Scientific Initiation Scholarships are available at CICECO Aveiro Institute of Materials in Field of study: Biology/nanoparticles for biological applications
Open calls to award two Scientific Initiation Scholarships (BIC) for collaborative projects with the Mahatma Gandhi University, India, within the scope of CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials financed by national funds by FCT / MEC and where appropriate co-financed by the ERDF under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement the following conditions:

Field of study: Biology/nanoparticles for biological applications   

Admission Requirements: Fluency in English; Academic knowledge not less than 3 years of university studies on biology and nanomaterials, letter of motivation, and letter of recommendation.

 Work plan: The main objective of this fellowship is to prepare and characterize gold and zinc oxide nanoparticles  for biomedical applications, and to evaluate its effects on fish.

The particular objectives to be accomplished by fellow will be:

- Synthesis and characterization of gold, and/or zinc oxide nanoparticles.

- Histological, biochemical, metabolic, and behaviour responses of Sparus aurata

Legislation and regulations: The fellowship is in accordance with Law Nº. 40/2004, 18th August (Research Fellow Statute) and the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants from the University of Aveiro – Regulation n.º 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, n.º 98, 20th May.

Workplace: The work will be developed on the site CICECO University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Professors Maria de Lourdes Pereira, and Tito Trindade.

Duration of Activity: The scholarship will have the duration of six months, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum period of 12 months, set to begin in February, 2016. 

Value of monthly maintenance allowance: The amount of the grant corresponds to € 385, as of awarded grants values table directly by the FCT, IP in the country ( The purse payment frequency is monthly and through bank deposit, check or other equivalent method.

Selection Methods: The evaluation criteria of the applications will be curriculum evaluation (50%) and interview (50%). Applications should be sent by email to 

Selection Jury composition:- Maria de Lourdes Pereira  (President of the Jury), Ana Senos and Paula Gonçalves.

Form of publication / notification of results: The final evaluation results will be posted in a visible place in the complex of technological laboratories. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.

Application deadline and forms for submitting applications: The call will be open from The call will be open from 18 to 29 of January 2016..

The applications must contain the following documents:

- Curriculum vitae.

- Copy of certificate (s) (s) of detailed qualifications.

- Copy of ID card and / or Citizen Card/ or Passport.

- Motivation letter.

- Reference letter.



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