FCT is member of the network BiodivERsA, an ERA-NET project whose major goal is to build a dynamic sustainable platform to identify the most pressing strategic issues for biodiversity.
This initiative has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 642420.
Calls for transnational research projects are one of the main goals of the ERA-NETs, as a mechanism for validating the cooperative effort between the various funding agencies. BiodivERsA launched 10 calls for proposals in Biodiversity and FCT participated in 7 of these.
5th of October 2020: Launch of the 2020 Joint Transnational Call
7th of December 2020: Deadline for submission of the pre-proposals
15th of March 2021: Deadline for submission of full proposals (if <110 pre-proposals received)
3rd of May 2021: Deadline for submission of full proposals (if >110 pre-proposals received)
The actual deadline to submit full proposals will be communicated by the end of December 2020.
An information webinar will be organised on the 27th of October 2020, from 14:00 to 15:30 CET (local time in Brussels) to answer all your questions about this call. To participate, please register here
Please consult this webpage on a regular basis for possible news/updates.
The Call Announcement and Guidelines for Applicants contains detailed information on call objectives, topics and expected impact, national/regional funding rules and how to apply for funding.
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, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Tunisia.
Applicants from countries not participating in the call can be part of a consortium, as long as 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: 500.000 €
Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese participation: 100.000 €
Maximum requested funding for a consortium with Portuguese coordination: 150.000 €
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.