Postdoc-Fellowship Program in Integral Human Development

Integral Human Development

Program Description

Integral Human Development

 

Call for Applications

Who can apply?

Conditions of the grantee

What the Program offers


Universidade Católica Portuguesa, with the support of Porticus, launches the 2023 edition of the Post-Doctoral Program in Integral Human Development. There are eight fellowships for young PhDs in all areas of scientific knowledge, inspired by the desire to change the way we look at poverty, inequality and development.

The Integral Human Development Program aims to welcome post-doctoral fellows who wish to develop work related to Integral Human Development, referred to as IHD.

With a core applied practice, the program aims to work on knowledge and policies on these issues, measure evidence of their impact, and implement innovative practices.

Inspired by the encyclical Laudato Si', the program's pillar is the promotion of a more humane society, where integral development means promoting the whole person; it means promoting the common good in all individual and community dimensions. The program will pay special attention to the peripheries of contemporary Portuguese society.


Call for Applications

We seek junior researchers for a program fully covered by a monthly stipend, with neither restriction regarding academic background nor past research impact or social influence. The chosen candidates will become a part of a global network program that seeks to answer the following questions:

  • How does Integral Human Development translate in society, today and in the near future?
     
  • What promotes development through peace and hope, common good, openness, while integrating individual and community dimensions?

Application Deadline: October 15 to November 29, 2022

Program Start: February 2023


Who can apply?

  • Young researchers five years after completion of their doctoral studies at a national or international higher education institution;
     
  • Portuguese or residents in Portugal for at least 3 years;
     
  • If not holding a doctoral degree yet, must submit a written statement confirming that they have satisfactorily completed the University's requirements for a doctoral degree at the time of application for a post-doctoral research fellowship.

Conditions of the grantee

  • A junior research grant is awarded with the intention of conducting research on the IHD, rooted in the Christian tradition;
     
  • The fellow must comply with the provisions of Law No. 40/2004 on the Research Grant Holder's Statute, namely article 5 regarding the Exercise of Duties;
     
  • The fellow must comply with the Regulations of the Program in Integral Human Development of the Doctoral School of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa;
     
  • The fellow must attend the Program in Integral Human Development at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, on the Lisbon campus.

What the Program offers:

  • Team work with the Cohort
     
  • Mentorship by a senior researcher
     
  • Training courses on Ethics, Leadership, and more
     
  • Monthly stipend of €1686 
     
  • Family allowance up to  € 300 / month
     
  • Research and IT-starting support of € 1500 / fellow
     
  • Travel support of € 500 / fellow