The Call of RTD&D projects in all scientific areas is carried out on an annual basis. The evaluation is carried out by panels of independent experts, predominantly affiliated to foreign institutions, experienced and of recognized merit and competence, constituted by scientific field, scientific area and scientific sub-area.
The Calls can be used to finance one or more of the following types of projects:
- Scientific research and technological development projects addressing original and relevant scientific questions or concepts, with reference to international standards, that contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge and from which result indicators of achievement of scientific production in the course of the project.
- Exploratory research projects corresponding to scientific or technological research aimed at exploring ideas or concepts that are considered to have originality and/or innovative potential.