The Communication and Society Research Centre is the host institution for three applications approved for funding by FCT, under the competition for stimulating scientific employment in the individual support modality – 2018.
The researchers selected in the category of “Junior Reseacher” – Rafaela Granja, Ece Canli and Nicoletta Mandolini – were selected from a total of 2175 candidates. According to the ranking published by FCT, CECS is the research unit that receives the most successful applications in this category, hosting three of the 11 junior researchers funded for the University of Minho.
This competition awards 300 work contracts to PhD researchers in all scientific fields and in four contract categories: 158 Junior Researcher, 104 Assistant Researcher, 37 Principal Researcher and 1 Coordinating Researcher contracts. The distribution by major scientific areas shows 97 contracts in Natural Sciences, 57 in Engineering and Technology, 51 in Humanities and Arts, 43 in Social Sciences, 33 in Medical and Health Sciences and 19 in Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences.
The candidates were selected through an evaluation and classification process conducted by 25 international panels, coordinated by José Carlos Marques dos Santos. The distribution of contracts by category and by scientific panel is proportional to the number of candidates evaluated.