5 PhD positions: Universidade Nova de Lisboa

utworzone przez | lip 16, 2020 | Aktualności, Bieżące

Reasoning and Argumentation Lab (ArgLab)Nova Institute of Philosophy

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Lisbon, Portugal

Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) has just opened a call for, 2 of which are dedicated to Argumentation Studies and will be supervised at the ArgLab. These are 4-year positions, fully covered by the IFILNOVA’s budget provided by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The monthly tax-free allowance is: € 1 064,00 + the optional voluntary social security (€ 132 per month).

Additional funding (conference participation, winter and summer schools, research stays at foreign institutions of up to 6 months) will be provided within the COST Action CA17132 APPLY: European Network for Argumentation and Public Policy Analysis (https://publicpolicyargument.eu/) run at the ArgLab-IFILNOVA.

Applications can be submitted between 28 July and 10 August 2020 to concursosbolsasdoutoramento@fcsh.unl.pt

The scholarships will start in October 2020.

The official call with all the legal details can be found – in Portuguese – here:


However, foreign applicants are more than welcome to apply. All the documents can be submitted in English, and while some seminars might be held in Portuguese, all coursework can be done in English. ArgLab is basically an English-speaking research unit.

In 2019 IFILNOVA has been ranked as the only „excellent” research institute in the area of philosophy in Portugal, following the international evaluation prepared by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) – see here and here.

ArgLab is one of the leading, internationally acknowledged research centres in argumentation theory, philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind and reasoning. It’s leading a number of internationally and nationally funded research projects.

Necessary documents:

  • Candidate’s Curriculum Vitae;
  • Certificates of academic degrees held (MA or BA in Philosophy, Linguistics, Communication, or associated areas);
  • Recognition of academic degrees awarded by foreign higher education institutions in Portugal – see here: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition?plid=1536;
  • Statement of interest;
  • Work plan containing objectives (maximum 500 words), state of the art (maximum 1000 words) and detailed description (maximum 1500 words);
  • Letters of Recommendation (two);
  • Statement by the supervisor(s) (an ArgLab member) assuming responsibility for supervising the work plan;

Non-Portuguese citizens must reside within Portugal and work exclusively within the project during the grant duration.

For any practical questions please get in touch with the IFILNOVA’s science managers, Nuno Mora and Catarina Barros, at: ifilnova@fcsh.unl.pt  

For any academic issues please contact ArgLab’s Coordinator, Marcin Lewinski, at: m.lewinski@fcsh.unl.pt  

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