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Call for IC&DT Projects received 5847 applications


The FCT Call for funding of Scientific Research and Technological Development Projects (IC&DT) in all Scientific Domains received 5847 applications. On the last day of applications, April 30, more than half of the proposals (51%) were submitted. In the history of FCT, this is the Call that received the largest number of applications.

Applications are distributed by region as follows: Lisbon 2221 (38%), North 1914 (32.7%), Center 1377 (23.6%), Algarve 150 (2.6%), Alentejo 131 (2.2%), Madeira 33 (0.6%) and Azores 21 (0.4%). Most of the projects submitted have women as responsible researchers (3053 projects, 52%).

In terms of scientific area, the applications were distributed among the 33 evaluation panels of Call, with the largest number corresponding to the Bioengineering and Biotechnology panel (420 applications and 7.2% of the total), followed by Biological Sciences (321 applications and 5.5% of the total) and Experimental Biology and Biochemistry (311 applications and 5.3% of the total).

FCT has already published on its website the names of the coordinators of the Evaluation Panels.

After submission of the applications, the Declaration of Commitment was made available to the applicants. This document must be signed by the responsible researcher and the beneficiary institutions and must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Lisbon time, on May 29, 2020. More information on this procedure is available at Call and in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

This FCT Call for RTD&D Projects in all Scientific Domains will support the projects that are approved for a maximum period of 36 months, extendable for a maximum period of 12 months in justified cases, each project being financed up to a maximum of 250 thousand euros. For this Call a budget of 75 million euros is foreseen, to be financed by national funds through the FCT budget.