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Maratona da Saúde

Prizes Supported by FCT

Maratona da Saúde Prizes 2018 - Research in Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies

Winners of the 2018 edition

Philippe Pierre
iBiMED - Instituto de Biomedicina da Universidade de Aveiro
Project: "Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Autoimmunity"

Sónia Pereira
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria
Project: "CeliAct: Fingerprinting celiac disease in Portugal towards remission”

Vision and Objectives

The FCT and the Maratona da Saúde Associação (MdS) intend, through the 2018 edition of the Maratona da Saúde Awards, to support Research on Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies. The two best scientific research projects in the area of Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies to be developed in Portugal will be distinguished.

The Protocol between the MdS and the FCT, signed in September 2014, provides for FCT support in the application process, including the definition of the composition of the jury, as well as the procedures for receiving and submitting applications to the jury. The funding to be awarded to the selected research projects comes from donations raised during the MdS television show, broadcasted by RTP, and from other funding obtained throughout the year in several initiatives.

Important Documents

Important Dates

  • Applications until 10 October and 9 November, 2018, by 5 p.m (Lisbon time).

Financing and duration

The two best projects presented will be awarded the unit amount of € 20,000 (twenty thousand euros) for a maximum period of two years, starting between May and October 2019.

Recipients and Eligibility

This call is open for researchers and/or medical doctors, Portuguese or foreign, who have completed their PhD for more than two years at the date of the call opening. Applications that include partnerships between research institutions based in Portugal and hospitals or other health institutions, national or foreign, are encouraged.

Application Submissions

Applications must be submitted by completing the application form in English, accompanied by the curriculum vitae of the researcher responsible (1 page A4), which can be accessed here.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted between 10 October and 9 November, 2018, by 5 p.m (Lisbon time).

Evaluation and selection of applications

The evaluation of the applications is carried out by a jury proposed by the FCT, made up of scientists of recognized international merit in the field of biomedicine. After ranking the best candidates of the competition, the MdS Scientific Council ratifies the decision of the jury and informs the board of MdS, which will approve the winners according to the recommendations obtained.


All questions related to this contest should be directed to:

No information contained in this page replaces or overlaps with what is stipulated in the Public Notice and Regulation.