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25 Jul 2017

Call for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the World Values Survey Brazil!



Call for Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the World Values Survey Brazil, at the Graduate Program of Political Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
 
(From March/2018 to February/2019)

1. Purpose

This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is directed to foreign junior scholars who have consistently in their formation and professional experience worked with Quantitative Methods and Political Science, particularly political culture and study of social values, and represent an innovative contribution to the World Values Survey Brazil research, as well as the Graduate Program of Political Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.
 
2. Scope

This call offers an annual postdoctoral fellowship of 12 months for foreign junior scholars who have recently earned their PhD, and are already working in the above-mentioned field of knowledge.
 
3. Coverage

The fellow will receive an amount from R$ 6.931,54 to R$ 8.905,42 per month (depending on the CV), for one year (full 12 months). At the beginning of the fellowship, the fellow will also receive a maximum amount of R$ 2.000,00 for settlement assistance, as long as the fellow has not lived in Brazil in the last 6 months.

The airfare assistance is going to be paid twice: once for the arriving route and another time for the departure route, as long as the fellow stays for more than 6 months. The Fellowship isn’t going to cover for any other kind of costs. The fellow also may not have any other fellowship from CAPES or any other national Brazilian institution.
 
4. Requirements
4.1. Have already earned a PhD title and also have relevant academic production in the field of Political Science and Political Culture or related field in the last 5 years;
4.2. Strong Methodology background.
4.3. Effectively act outside Brazil. Applications won’t be accepted if the fellow is already teaching or researching in a Brazilian institution.
4.4. The candidate will teach the courses in English (no Portuguese skills are required to the fellowship).
 
5. Documents
5.1. Complete CV;
5.2. Plan of activities for 12 months, including research and teaching activities;
5.3. Writing samples of published works.
 
6. Obligations of the fellowship
6.1. Get a visa (category VITEM I) for entering Brazil, with expiration for at least the time of validity of the fellowship.
6.2. Guarantee and follow the planning, organization and execution of the activities described in the Working Plan.
6.3. Exclusive dedication in full-time for the academic and research activities at the World Values Survey Brazil and the Graduate Program of Political Science at UFRGS.
6.4. Teach courses and conferences at UFRGS, as well as in other institutions when invited, without any additional costs for the fellowship.
6.5. Send to CAPES, at the beginning of the stay, the Compromise Term provided by the Coordinating Professor, signed and dated with the exact period approved for the stay.
6.6. Send to CAPES the air tickets at most 5 days after the fellow’s arrival in Brazil and when returning to the country of origin.
6.7. Prepare and send to CAPES the final report (following the model provided by the Coordinating Professor) containing all activities developed while staying in Brazil, with copies from publications, defence records, lectures, or any other certificate of productivity and impacts, at most 30 days after the end of the fellowship. 
6.8. The fellow may not have any other fellowship from CAPES or any other national Brazilian institution. If this instance is broken at any given time during the period of the fellowship, the fellowship may be cancelled immediately, and all grants received must be returned.
 
7. Selection Criteria
7.1. CV;
7.2. Plan of activities for 12 months, including research and teaching activities;
7.3. Quality of published works;
7.4. Interview (via Skype).
 
8. Deadline and submissions
8.1. Applications will be received from August 15th until October 15th (e-mail wsvbrasil@ufrgs.br).
8.2 The result will be released before October 30th.
 
In case of any additional information, e-mail us at wsvbrasil@ufrgs.br.

 

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