FCT supports graduate training through regular competitive calls for PhD studentships and post-doctoral fellowships.
To attract to Portugal the next generation of scientific leaders, the FCT regularly opens calls for highly talented scientists, to develop their own independent careers.
FCT supports research teams in developing pioneering ideas and innovative applications, across all research fields, through competitive grants.
FCT-supported Research Units and Associated Laboratories across all research fields, which are regularly evaluated by international scientific panels.
FCT coordinates Information Society and Knowledge public policies and its mobilization, fosters the development of e-Science as well as cooperation with foreign entities, particularly within the European Union and Portuguese-speaking countries.
To foster and sustain the internationalisation of Portuguese research teams, FCT establishes bilateral and multilateral joint agreements with many international Science and Technology organisations around the world.
GPPQ raises awareness to the EU Framework Programmes, and fosters applications by scientists in Portugal to programmes such as the Marie Curie Actions and the European Research Council.
FACC provides selective funding for initiatives by the scientific community and institutions in Portugal that are excluded from other FCT funding schemes and programmes.
FCT promotes awareness and discussion of research and innovation public policies, national strategies, road-maps and evaluation of the impact of policy and public funding.
The FCT Historical Archive contains documentation relating to the coordination and financing of scientific research and technological development in Portugal in the second half of the twentieth century.