FCT and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia hereby launch a call for joint project proposals from Portuguese and Serbian research teams, for the 2020-2021 period. This call falls within the framework of the Agreement for Cooperation in Science between Portugal and Serbia (established in 2010).
Funding exclusively for mobility of researchers participating in the projects: travel costs and stay of Portuguese researchers in Serbia (project budget: 2000€/year).
Funding for the second year is dependent on submission and approval of the technical/financial report (available form on the FCT website). This report should be sent to the Department for International Relations, by the end of December.
The inclusion of young researchers in the teams is mandatory . Non-compliance leads to exclusion of the application. Priority is given to new projects and/or new teams.
Joint project proposals must be submitted simultaneously by the Portuguese partners to FCT and by Serbian researchers to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia in the set format. Unilaterally submitted projects shall not be considered.
The completed project proposals must reach both sides by 17:00 pm, on 05 July 2019. These should include:
Proposals shall be evaluated according to the following criteria: scientific merit of the proposal; quality of the research teams involved in the proposal; degree of participation of young Portuguese researchers; suitability of the exchange of researchers to the proposed work plan.
All eligible proposals will be evaluated by both sides, and then jointly by the Joint Selection Committee, made up of members of FCT and of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Selected proposals will meet the joint interested of both institutions.
Besides scientific evaluation, other criteria shall be taken into consideration, such as scientific areas or geographical distribution.