FCT is member of the new European co-funded Biodiversity Partnership Biodiversa+ “Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth”, jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Research & Innovation).
Being a part of the European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to build the bridge between science, policy and practice, Biodiversa+ gathers 76 research programmers and funders and environmental policy actors from 39 European and associated countries to work on 5 main objectives:
1st of October 2021: Launch of the 2021 Joint Transnational Call
30th of November 2021 (15:00 CET): Deadline for pre-proposals submission (mandatory)
14th of April 2022 (15:00 CET): Deadline for full-proposals submission
An information webinar was held on the 12th of October 2021. Presentation available here.
Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.
The Call Documents contains detailed information on call objectives, topics and expected impact, national/regional funding rules, how to apply for funding, etc.
Please consult the documents and selected links available in the yellow box on the right.
Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, and Turkey.
Applicants from countries not participating in the call can be part of a consortium, if they are able to secure their own funding. (Will be necessary the inclusion of a statement on the source of funding).
1- Consult the call documents available on the yellow box on the right.
2- Read the national/regional rules of all the participating countries involved in your consortium (including your own), available in the "National Annexes". Non-eligible partners may lead to the rejection of the whole consortium.
3- Access the call page and partner search website.
4- Within 10 working days after the deadline for submitting the pre-proposals, the Portuguese teams (Partners and/or Coordinators) must:
FCT financial commitment for the call: 400.000 €
Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation: 80.000 €
Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese coordination: 120.000 €
Note: if more than one Portuguese institution participates in each consortium, the budget must be shared. Portuguese institutions must follow FCT's Legislation, Regulations and Norms. The dedication (FTE) in transnational projects is not considered for the 100% (FTE) dedication to national projects.