IMFire | MSc | Computer Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.

23 september, 2021≈ 4 min read

The Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial (ADAI) opens a tender for the award of one (1) Research Grant (BI) for Master in the framework of the Scientific Research and Technological Development Project (IC&DT) IMFire - “Intelligent Management of Wildfires”, with reference PCIF/SSI/0151/2018, funded by national funds through the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Application Period: 22nd September to 6th of October 2021

Work Plan: The selected candidate will develop tasks in the field of fire behavior modeling to produce state of the art algorithms and models for integration into a decision support system in the context of forest fires and wildland-urban interface. Tasks include:

1) Thorough research and analysis of state-of-the-art fire behavior models;

2) Adaptation of existing models to the decision support system platform;

3) Optimization of existing models and production of new wildfire behavior models;

4) Virtual simulation, testing and experimental validation of results and models obtained;

5) Production of scientific reports and articles based on the work developed;

6) Participation in the dissemination tasks and appreciation of the results obtained.

This protection results from the consortium between the research centers ADAI, ISR-UC, ADDF and the company Thales Portugal S.A

Scholarship duration: The scholarship will last for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal during the duration of the project, according to the grantee's performance, on an exclusive basis, according to FCT's advanced human resources training regulation.


The amount of the scholarship corresponds to €1104.64, according to the table of values of the scholarships awarded directly by FCT, I.P. in the Country (

Selection process

The selection methods to be used will be: curriculum evaluation, with a value of 50% for academic qualifications and 50% for the degree of satisfaction of knowledge and experience requirements. If the Jury deems it necessary, an interview may be held with the candidates placed in the first three positions according to the ordering resulting from the previous criteria. In this case, the final score will include the curriculum assessment (as described above), valued at 70%, and the interview, valued at 30%. If none of the candidates has the appropriate profile (overall assessment below 50%), the scholarship will not be awarded.

Additional comments

Applicable Legislation and Regulations: Scientific Research Grant Holder Statute, approved by Law No. 40/2004 of August 18, amended and republished by Decree-Law No. 202/2012 of August 27, by Decree-Law No. 89/2013 of 9 July, by Decree-Law No. 233/2012 of October 29, and by Law No. 12/2013 of January 29, and amended by Decree-Law No. 123/2019 of August 28, as amended (https: // and FCT, I. P Research Fellowship Regulation, in force ( .

Offer Requirements


    ENGLISH: Good


Scientific Area: Computer Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar.

Admission Requirements: Masters who are enrolled, or who undertake to apply shortly after awarding the scholarship, in a doctoral program in the areas of Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or similar areas may apply. Candidates should preferably have a good knowledge of Matlab and Python programming. Knowledge of numerical modeling, fire dynamics and behavior and good knowledge of spoken and written English are also valued.

Specific Requirements

The following documentation must be submitted: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Certificate of Qualifications including a breakdown of the grades obtained in the subjects of the respective course and final grade, and letter of motivation. Applicants with foreign academic degrees must present Certificate of Level Recognition in accordance with applicable law.