Programme for Cooperation in Science between Portugal and Germany - 2023-24
Call for joint project proposals 2023/2024
General Informations

FCT and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) hereby launch a call for joint project proposals from Portuguese and German research teams, for the 2023-2024 period, between 15th June and 19th September, for exchanging researchers within the framework of joint research projects.

The funding is intended, strictly, for the mobility of researchers participating in the projects: travel costs and stay of Portuguese researchers in Germany (project budget: 2000€/year). The non-inclusion of young researchers in the Portuguese team is eliminatory see definitions in the FAQ's. It is mandatory to present the work plan of the young researchers. Priority will be given to new projects / new teams and to teams that have not had funding in the last competitions.

The two implementing bodies of this Agreement will carry out the respective evaluation and selection of the projects to be financed. Applications that are not submitted simultaneously to the executing agencies of the two countries will not be considered.

Funding for the 2nd year of the project is dependent on the submission and approval of a technical / financial report (Model here), to be sent to the technician accompanying the program, by the end of November 2023.


Applications must be prepared jointly by the researchers in charge of the two countries and submitted to the implementing bodies of the Agreement. Thus, the Portuguese team must send their application to FCT and the foreign team to the body of their country.

Evaluation Criteria

A. Scientific merit and quality of the proposal (35%);

  • Importance for the advancement of knowledge;
  • Proposal of original and creative concepts;
  • Scientific organization of projects;
  • Transfer of knowledge and skills to the teams;
  • Expected scientific or technological results.

B. Quality of the proposal's research teams (25%);

  • Adequacy of the teams' skills to the objective of the research;
  • Set of publications by team members.

C. Relevance of the participation of young researchers from the Portuguese side (25%);

  • Clarity of the young researchers' work program in the project;
  • Transfer of knowledge and skills to young researchers.

D. Suitability of mobility missions to the proposed program (15%).

  • Participation of researchers in the planned missions;
  • Feasibility of the proposal.

Selection of Proposals

Proposals considered eligible will be evaluated by both Parties and subsequently analyzed in a joint meeting in the Joint Selection Committee, composed of elements from FCT and DAAD representatives, and those that are the subject of an agreement in the conciliation of interests between the two institutions. In addition to the scientific evaluation, other criteria may be taken into account in the selection of proposals, such as the distribution by areas of knowledge and / or by geographic areas, among others.

Submission of Applications

The application must be submitted, online, until 17:00 on September 19, 2022.

The declaration of the person responsible for the proposing institution and the responsible Portuguese researcher must be attached to the form(download the declaration), and on the last page upload it.

To apply, the Portuguese coordinator will have to register with Ciência ID. After completing your registration, you will need to create your CV in Ciência Vitae to add it to your application.

Questions related to Ciência Vitae should be directed to



Maria Teresa Martins
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Departamento de Relações Internacionais
Av. D. Carlos I, nº 126, 7º andar
1249–074 Lisboa
Telefone: (+351) 21 391 15 40


Ramona Sterz
German Academic Exchange Service
Kennedyalle, 50
53175 Bonn
Telefone: (+49) 228 882 449 (Mon-Fri)