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International Cooperation

Cooperation Programme in Science and Technology between Luxembourg and Portugal

Call for joint project proposals 2018


The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg (FNR), hereby launch a call for joint scientific and technological research projects between research teams from Portugal and Luxembourg. This call falls within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 5th April 2017, and is launched under the CORE Programme, the FNR multi-annual thematic research programme aiming to strengthen the scientific quality of research in the priority research domains.

Call Topics

The call is open in four scientific priority areas: Innovation in Services; Sustainable Resource Management; New Functional and Intelligent Materials and Surfaces and New Sensing Applications; Biomedical and Health Sciences; Societal Challenges.


The overall amount of funding available for the Portuguese proponents amounts to a maximum of 200.000 € (two hundred thousand euros). FCT will fund the Portuguese research teams with national funds and FNR will ensure the funding of Luxembourgian teams. The maximum duration of projects will be 36 months.

To the Portuguese applicants, the National regulations will apply.


The FNR will be the Lead Agency for this joint call, ensuring the process of submission and evaluation. On the basis of the evaluation results and panel’s recommendation, FCT will decide on the projects to support and inform FNR on its decision. FNR will communicate the final results.

The detailed description of the review process and the selection criteria can be found in the publication CORE Peer Review Guidelines available on the FNR webpage.

How To Apply

Joint project proposals must be submitted to FNR using the application form available online at FNR website. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 14:00 CET.

Any other information relating to this call may be requested to

The information presented in this webpage does not substitute or overlap with the content of the Call Text and the information displayed in the FNR website.