Portugal: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)


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Portugal: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

About Us

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) is the national public agency to support research in science, technology and innovation, in all areas of knowledge.

FCT’s vision is:

  • Making Portugal an international reference in science, technology and innovation
  • Ensure that the knowledge generated by scientific research is fully used for economic growth and the well-being of citizens.

FCT  support

Fellowships are awarded through competitive competitions, in which the applications received go through a rigorous peer review process, with the participation of independent reviewers.
The list of open competitions is available in the Competitions section , which also presents those already closed.


PhD and post-doctoral scholarships awarded in individual calls for tenders. It includes doctoral grants in companies, and other types of grants for graduates, at different stages of their careers.

PhD Programs

With a strong scientific research base, these PhD programs are proposed by R&D centers, universities and / or companies.

Hiring of PhDs

Support programs for hiring the best doctorates for national R&D centers.

R&D Projects

Different types of support for the most innovative and ambitious research projects, in all areas of knowledge.

R&D Institutions

Basic and strategic funding for R&D centers evaluated by FCT.

Research Infrastructures

Support for re-equipment programs and for the creation and maintenance of a national roadmap for research infrastructures.

International cooperation

Access to funding sources and international networks (including Horizon 2020), for collaborations with researchers in other countries.

Scientific Community Support Fund

Support to initiatives related to the research activity: meetings, publications, scientific societies, and others.


Support in specific areas, through protocols with national and international organizations.


Awarded in recognition of work done in any area of ​​knowledge.