Call for applicants — Six-Years Research Contracts

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Deadline (IHC): 3 February 2022
Deadline (FCT): 3 March 2022
Place of work:
Institute of Contemporary History

Call for applicants:

The Institute of Contemporary History (IHC), a leading Portuguese research centre in the field of Modern and Contemporary History, welcomes applications for six-years Research Contracts, funded by the FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology, acting as host institution, in the framework of the fifth edition of the Individual Call to Scientific Employment Stimulus. Prospective evaluation panels for this call include ‘History and Archaeology’, ‘Arts’, ‘Sociology’, ‘Media and Communications, Law and Political Science’, ‘Languages and Literature’, ‘Philosophy, Etics and Religion’, ‘Agriculture, forestry and fishery’, ‘Earth and environmental sciences’, ‘Economics and Business, Social and Economic Geography’, and ‘Educational sciences’.

Working at the IHC means to be a member of a multicultural, creative, collaborative, and publicly engaged environment that gathers more than 200 researchers arising from the fields of History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Sociology, Arts, and others. As a modern and contemporary history research centre working on a broad range of topics, we regularly collaborate with the media, museums, archives, city councils, and high schools.

Prospective applicants should present their research plan bearing in mind the IHC’s scientific agenda, as reflected on its cross-cutting Thematic Lines and Research Groups, as well as the conditions set forth in the Stimulus of Scientific Employment programme. Applicants with a relevant track record of securing funding for their research activities are especially welcomed.

The IHC has facilities both at NOVA University Lisbon and at the University of Évora. We are also a member of the newly-created IN2PAST, the Associate Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Heritage, Arts, Sustainability and Territory, and the host of the Digital Humanities Lab, an interdisciplinary space where knowledge in the Arts and Humanities converges with methodologies from the Computational Sciences. The IHC thus fosters interdisciplinary approaches and covers a wide range of topics concerning the conceptualisation, contextualisation, and interpretation of the historical reality for the period between the late eighteenth century and the present time.

To apply, please send us the following documents and information by 3 February 2022:

1. A summary of the work plan (in English; max. 5000 characters);
2. The applicable contract level (Junior/Assistant/Principal/Coordinator) and panel;
3. A detailed Curriculum vitae;
4. A motivation letter explaining your trajectory in the last five years and the relevance of your achievements (max. 5000 characters);
5. One copy of a relevant publication.

Please submit your application material to Vasco Marques via the email

For any further information, please contact:

Vasco Marques
NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities Av. de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisbon — Portugal


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