The objective of the call is to promote and finance exploratory scientific projects proposed by teams of experts and researchers in areas related to:
Colab Emerging Technologies Research
Scientific Areas defined in the context of AIR Center
The projects developed should, preferably, contribute to the Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center) scientific developments and objectives, as stated in the document “Towards a Science and Technology agenda for an integrative approach to the Atlantic: Climate Change and Energy Systems, Space and Ocean Sciences, through North-South cooperation”.
The total funding available for Portuguese research institutions, as part of this research call, will be up to €1,400,000 (one million, four hundred thousand euros), depending on proposal design and budget justifications.
Under this call, a maximum of 14 (fourteen) exploratory projects are expected to receive funding. Each of the 14 (fourteen) exploratory projects should have a maximum budget of € 100,000 (one hundred thousand euros) for the entire funding period of up to 1 (one) year.
Only the following entities are eligible to receive funding from FCT through the present call for proposals:
The proposals submitted under this Announcement of the Call must include:
Applications must be submitted online, in english, from January 25th, 2017 until March 23th, 2017 at 17:00 Lisbon time, through the FCT website. All sections from FCT’s Form must be duly filled.
Applications to this call include the on-line FCT form and the "Annex to Application", both equally relevant for evaluation.
Applicants are advised to read the UT Austin Portugal Guidelines for Proposal Writing Call, the Terms of Reference for the Call for Research and Development Projects, the Guide for Peer Reviewers and the Regulations, before submitting an application.
The selection and ranking of the applications will be as described at Guide for Peer Reviewers for UTAustin Portugal Call for Exploratory Projects and Terms of Reference for the 2017 Call for Exploratory Projects UTAustin Portugal, namely:
Information on the scientific matters of the application form can be obtained from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the contents of the application form can be obtained from: projetosUTA@fct.pt