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Funding Entities

FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology

FCT’s mission is to promote continuously the advancement of knowledge in science and technology in Portugal, exploring opportunities that emerge in all scientific and technological domains, so as to attain the highest international standards of knowledge production, as well as stimulating its dissemination and contributing to the improvement of education, health and environment, to the quality of living and the wellbeing of all citizens.

Specifically, this mission is pursued by awarding funding as a result of merit assessment of proposals from institutions, research teams and individuals, submitted in competitive calls, and also within the scope of cooperation agreements and other forms of support in partnership with universities and other public and private institutions, in Portugal and abroad.