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Call for the Exploratory Research Projects Proposals of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

Call for the Exploratory Research Projects Proposals of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the Exploratory Research Projects (ERPs), funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), is open until March 22nd, 2017. Approximately up to XX.X Million Euros are expected to be available to support the new projects starting in 2018.

This call is for funding of research and development projects applied to Exploratory Research proposals by entities of the National Scientific and Technology System (NSTS), public and private partners. The call aims at projects that, with a long-term perspective, have a potential towards developing innovative products and services, demonstrating international competitiveness and innovative capacity in science and technology, under the following themes:

  1. Integrative research based in the context of the Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center);
  2. Sustainable and data driven urban systems;
  3. New industrial concepts and smart factories;
  4. Bio & Medical Devices;
  5. Sustainable Transportation Systems.

The projects developed should contribute to the Azores International Research Center (AIR Center) scientific development and objectives, as stated in the document “Towards a Science and Technology agenda for an integrative approach to the Atlantic: Climate Change and Energy Systems, Space and Ocean Sciences, through North-South cooperation”, available at the FCT website.

Under this call, a maximum of 18 (eighteen) exploratory projects are expected to receive funding. The actual number of exploratory projects funded will depend on the scale and scope of the proposed Initiatives and the quality of the proposals submitted.

Applications must be submitted online, from February 1 st , 2017 until March 22 nd , 2017 at 17:00 (Lisbon time), through the FCT website following the Announcement of the Call for Proposals (add link).

Applicants should fill in the on-line FCT form according to the guidelines provided in the CMU Portugal Program: 2017 – Terms of Reference for the Call Proposals (add link) and after also reading carefully the Proposal Submission Guide (add link) and the Announcement of the Call (add link).

January 2017