Applications can be sent from 16th of July to 23rd of August
Two Master Fellowships (BM3) – CeNTER Programme
The University of Aveiro (UA) opens a call for 2 (two) Master fellowships within the framework of the Integrated Research Program “CeNTER – Community-led Networks for Territorial Innovation”, (CENTRO-01-0145-FEDER-000002), financed under Programa Operacional Regional do Centro (CENTRO2020), through ERDF funds, under the PT2020 Partnership Agreement, under the following conditions:

Project designation:

BM3 | 2019 CeNTER – Community-led Networks for Territorial Innovation

Research Field: Communication Sciences and Technologies

Academic requirements/qualifications: it will be considered the applications that meet the following requirements:

  • Master in Multimedia Communication, Master in Computer Science, or Master in Information Systems, or Master in related areas;

Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate previous experience in interaction design for digital platforms, including specification, prototyping, and evaluation with end users.

Job description: The purpose of the fellowships is to develop research activities within regional innovation systems, in accordance with the project work program. The selected candidates will be responsible for: consolidating the requirements and functionalities of the CeNTER platform; develop the prototype of the CeNTER platform; design and implement the evaluation protocols of the CeNTER platform in a laboratory context; systematize the obtained results of evaluation of the CeNTER platform; prepare technical and scientific reports on the design, development and evaluation of the CeNTER platform.

Regulation: The fellowships are 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.

Place of Work and Supervision: The work will be developed in the facilities of the research unit DigiMedia - Digital Media and Interaction Research Center, located in the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro, under the scientific supervision of Professor Fernando Manuel dos Santos Ramos, Professor Ana Margarida Pisco Almeida, and Dr. Paula Alexandra Silva.

Duration: The fellowship has an expected duration of 6 months, potentially renewed up until the end of this Integrated Research Program. Expected starting date is the 1st of October of 2019.

Remuneration: The amount of the scholarship corresponds to € 989.70, according to the table of values of the scholarships included in the Regulation of Scientific Research Grants of the University of Aveiro - Regulation no. 341/2011, published in Diário da República, 2nd series, no. 98 of 20 May. The periodicity of payment of the scholarship is monthly and through a bank deposit, check or another equivalent modality.

Evaluation criteria and process: The evaluation of applications will be done in two phases. In the first phase the curricular evaluation of the candidates will be carried out. The 5 (five) candidates with the best curricular evaluation will be admitted to the 2nd phase, which will consist of an individual interview that can be held face to face or through videoconference.

- The curricular evaluation will be carried out according to the following criteria:

• Academic qualifications (30%);

• Relevant scientific / professional experience within the indicated profile (40%);

• Published articles (relevance and quality of publications) (10%);

• Specific and complementary knowledge relevant for the work plan (20%).

- The interview to the 5 (five) admitted candidates will evaluate each candidate in the following areas:

• Knowledge and experience in interaction design for digital platforms, including specification, prototyping and evaluation involving user participation (60%);

• Motivation, dynamism and strategic vision of the candidate (20%);

• Oral communication skills in English (20%).

The final evaluation will be carried out according to the following weighting:

• 50% curricular evaluation;

• 50% interview.

Evaluation panel: Professor Fernando Manuel dos Santos Ramos (chair), Professor Ana Margarida Pisco Almeida, and Professor Luís Francisco Mendes Gabriel Pedro.

Deadline for application: Applications can be sent from 16/07/2019 to 23/08/2019.

Application submission and documentation: Applications must be formalized, obligatorily, by sending a letter of application accompanied by the following documents (the candidate may enrich the application with additional information relevant to the defined criteria):

  • Motivation letter for the application (maximum 2 A4 pages);
  • Application form, available on the Human Resources Area website, at, and the complete designation of the project must be indicated;
  • Simple copies of academic degrees certificates, additional training and scientific and professional experience, and other supporting documents considered relevant;
  • Curriculum Vitae including portfolio of previous works relevant for this application;
  • Simple copy of the identity card or other equivalent legal document.

Applications must be submitted electronically and addressed to the Coordinator of the CeNTER Program, Professor Filipe Teles, through, with a copy to the Chair of the Jury, at

Results: The final evaluation results will be publicised through an ordered list, posted in a visible and public place at Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, and sent by electronic mail to all candidates.