Call for Exploratory Research Proposals under the Austin Portugal Program - 2022

The Call aims to support Exploratory Research Projects under the 2022 UT Austin Portugal Programme within the following scientific areas:

i) Advanced Computing;

ii) Medical Physics for Emerging Cancer Therapies;

iii) Nano Materials for New Markets; 

iv) Space-Earth Interactions.

Projects may be presented “individually” or in “co-promotion” with a maximum duration of 12 months and the maximum funding per project is € 50.000,00.

The budget allocation for this call is € 400.000,00 for eligible Portuguese institutions.

The following Portuguese organizations can be beneficiaries of the funding provided through this Call:

  1. Higher Education Institutions, their institutes and R&D units;
  2. State or International Laboratories with head office in Portugal;
  3. Non-profit private institutions whose main objective is R&D activities;
  4. Other non-profit private and public institutions developing or participating in scientific research activities.

The approved projects will be funded by national funds through the FCT budget.

For detailed information see the call page.

Questions about the call or filling in the application form, that may arise after reading the documents of the call, can be requested through the e-mail: For inquiries of a scientific nature, please contact the UT Austin Portugal program at