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Call to support research projects on childhood and vulnerability




The aim of the call was to support social science research projects that use quantitative survey data on childhood vulnerability factors in Portugal. Each selected project will receive up to 30,000 euros (including applicable taxes).

The selection process of the proposals received was conducted by academic experts linked to the field of social sciences. The projects were evaluated without the evaluators knowing the authorship or affiliation of the concurrent researchers.


The projects finally selected were as follows:

  • Status Fit: Multi-level Mapping of Children’s Vulnerability to Social Class-Based Discrimination
    Leonor Pereira da Costa, Universidade Lusófona

  • How is the behavior of others able of shaping our own? Community violence and children's misconduct
    Gilda Santos, Universidade do Porto

  • Protecting the children’s right to live in a family: insights to recruit foster families in Portugal
    Eunice Magalhães, Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

  • Protective Factors Against Antisocial Behavior in Socioeconomically Vulnerable Children and Youth
    Margarida Santos, Universidade do Porto

  • Pain as a risk factor for vulnerability and social/educational development in children/adolescents
    Maria Alexandra Ferreira, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

The following researchers participated in the selection process:

Susana Batista (CICS-NOVA)
Lara Ferreira (UAlgarve)
Vítor Sérgio Ferreira (CIS-ULisboa)
Alexandra Lopes (UPorto)
Alice Ramos (ULisboa)


13 June 2023