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Project Competition in all Scientific Domains

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FCT published today the Call for Applications for the Call for Projects in all Scientific Domains. The period for submission of applications to the call will run from January 28 to March 10, 2021.

This call has an allocation of 75 million Euros and will support two types of projects:

- Projects of scientific research and technological development (IC&DT), with a duration of 36 months and maximum funding per project of 250 thousand euros, with a budget of 60 million euros;

- Exploratory research projects (PeX), with a duration of 18 months and maximum funding per project of 50 thousand euros, with a budget of 15 million euros.

The introduction of these two types of projects is one of the new features of this year's Call for Projects in all Scientific Domains, a change that meets the suggestions of the scientific community. The annual call for projects in all scientific domains is part of the FCT's major structuring calls, whose schedule, another of the commitments made by the FCT to the scientific community, is established until 2022 and published on the website.

On the opening day of applications, January 28th, the application form and the support guide for filling out the form will be made available on the call page. Applications will be submitted through the FCT R&D Project Competitions Portal and in English.