CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE
CEPID – FAPESP
CALL – POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo announces the call for post-doctoral fellowships in the Institutional Research Program “Building Democracy Daily: Human Rights, Violence, and Institutional Trust,” supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (CEPID-FAPESP). The vacancies will be open to Brazilian and foreign researchers and the fellowships will last for at least one year, with the possibility of renewal, and are planned to begin in August, 2021. Depending on the Center’s needs and on the deliberation of the Selection Committee, up to seven proposals can be approved.
The Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo (NEV-USP)
NEV-USP was created in 1987 as part of the context of Brazil’s return to democracy. ince its foundation, NEV has analyzed various aspects of the complex relationships between persistent violence and violations of human rights during the process of redemocratization. Topics studied by NEV include state violence, human rights, public security policies, criminal justice, exposure to violence, attitudes regarding human rights and rule of law, and the quality of democracy in Brazil.
The “Building Democracy Daily: Human Rights, Violence, and Institutional Trust” Program
The Program focuses on how laws, rules and procedures are implemented over time and how this relates to the legitimacy of key institutions for democracy. The proposal is to analyze how this legitimacy is built daily through contacts between citizens and authorities, and their implications for human rights and violence. The program also involves education, knowledge transfer and dissemination projects.
The proposals applied to this call should be directly related to the program and in dialogue with the literature employed. The candidates can access the reports from the first seven years of the research and other relevant material at the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KoCQMXUMAgJhKTmihcRgHMPdYnJwRCDj?usp=sharing
Published articles with results from the NEV’s researchers can also be found at NEV-USP’s website: https://nev.prp.usp.br/publicacoes/
Full detains can be found here https://nev.prp.usp.br/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021_04_NEV_Edital_Pos-docs_EN.pdf
Only one proposal per candidate will be accepted, which should indicate a research topic between the seven ones listed below. The content of each of these topics, which must be considered in the proposals, is attached to this call. For all topics, we stimulate proposals that consider gender and race inequalities.
1.2.Research from Big Data
2.1.Legitimacy from the perspective of citizens
2.2.Cities, organized crime and prisons
2.3.Public opinion, democratic political culture and legitimacy
2.4.Socially grounded authoritarianism
2.5.Project Human Rights Observatories in Schools (PODHE)
Requirements for candidates
1. Doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD), obtained in the last seven years, with experience in quantitative or qualitative methodologies, depending on the specificities of each research topic;
2. Advanced level in English;
3. Academic publications in the last five years, especially in peer-reviewed journals;
4. Full-time dedication to the research (except under conditions determined in FAPESP resolution PR N. 13/2009, of July 15, 2009);
5. Availability to work in person at the NEV-USP headquarters in São Paulo (currently all the Center’s on-site activities are suspended and will be restarted depending on the restrictive measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemics);
6. Not receive another fellowship, salary, or payment of any sort from other institutions (excepting conditions established by FAPESP resolution PR No. 13/2009, of July 15, 2009).
1. Lattes CV (www.lattes.cnpq.br) or Curriculum Vitae, if a foreigner;
2. MyResearcherID and/or MyCitation (Google Scholar);
3. Research proposal containing: i. Summary; ii. Introduction and Justification; iii. Research Questions; iv. Methodology; v. Work Plan and Schedule
4. Copy of two prominent publications (articles, books or book chapters);
The proposals might be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish and are limited to 7 pages.
Contact and application deadline
To apply, candidates should send the documents by email (email@example.com) with the subject heading “NEV-PD 2021” between April 20 and May 14, 2021 (23h59 BRT). Questions about the selective process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates will be selected in two phases. The first phase will consist of an evaluation of the candidate’s CV, the publications, and the research proposal. This first phase is eliminatory. The second phase will consist of an interview (by videoconference) with the Selection Committee. The list of candidates selected for the second phase and the schedule of interviews will be posted on the NEV-USP website by May 24, 2021.
The postdoctoral program
The FAPESP Postdoctoral fellowship includes monthly remuneration, currently in the amount of R$7,373.10 (approximately US$1,850.00), and Research Contingency Funds equal to 15% of the annual value of the grant. The use of the Research Contingency Funds is regulated by FAPESP. For more information access http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.
The fellowship also includes financial support for researchers who need to move to São Paulo. If necessary, this support may be required at the end of the selection process. For more details on the postdoctoral fellowship, visit: www.fapesp.br/bolsas/pd.