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25-06-2021

2nd FCT-AKDN call for proposals: 21 projects selected

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Aga Khan Foundation released the results of the 2nd joint call, launched under the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Protocol between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Imamat Ismaili signed in 2016. The results are available for consultation here.

This edition of the call sought to support new initiatives and collaborations between Portuguese, African and AKDN scientific and academic research institutions, with the aim of developing international partnerships that contribute to reinforcing research capacities, encouraging and strengthening scientific, technical human and social skills and capacities directed at advancing Quality of Life in Africa.

Of a total of 203 eligible applications submitted, 42 passed to the second evaluation phase, having 21 applications been selected for funding, distributed across 13 African countries. The projects supported under this call have a duration of 36 months and represent a total investment of 5 million euros.

As with the ongoing projects of the 1st Call, the 21 projects will be monitored by an External Scientific Review Panel in order to guarantee the achievement of the proposed scientific results and the desired impact on the Quality of Life of the African countries involved.

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