OPEN CALLS: October & November, 2021

OPEN CALLS: October & November, 2021

October & November, 2021


Deadline: April 28, 2022,  12:00 Lisbon time

FCT opened this Call for Advanced Computing Projects (CPCA) to technologically support advanced computing projects in all scientific domains (A0 and A1).

Deadline: April 14, 2022,  15:00 CET

FCT is a member of the new European co-funded Biodiversity Partnership Biodiversa+ “Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth”, jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Research & Innovation).

‍European Calls

Deadline: November 30, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Projects under this strand should help to achieve the long-term vision of the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change that, in 2050, the EU will be a climate-resilient society that is fully adapted to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Projects should help to reinforce adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience, and reduce vulnerability, in line with the Paris Agreement and the proposed European Climate Law.

Deadline: November 30, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

Projects under the Climate Change Mitigation Priority Area should contribute to the socially just and sustainable transition towards a climate-neutral economy by 2050 and to reaching the EU emission reduction target for 2030 to at least 55% compared with 1990 levels.

Deadline: November 30, 2021, 17:00 Brussels time

LIFE Climate Change Governance and Information aims at supporting the development, implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of the Union legislation and policy on climate change, contributing to climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. This includes improving governance through enhancing the capacities of public and private actors and the involvement of civil society.

Deadline: January 12, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The topic aims to provide local and regional authorities with the necessary capacity to deliver sustainable plans and strategies for the energy transition. To successfully support the achievement of energy and climate targets, transition strategies, and plans need to be institutionalized, cross-sectoral, and tailored to the level of innovation, ambition, and specific geographic context of the involved authorities.

Deadline: January 18, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The EEA Grants Environment Program launches a call with the objective of funding projects in disadvantaged territories, inland, and specific forests in Portugal considered highly vulnerable to climate change. These projects should promote the sustainable management of ecosystems in susceptible areas and the recovery of affected areas, as well as the protection and conservation of soils.

Applications must be submitted using the respective application form and annexes available on the EEA Grants website.

Deadline: March 15, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Excellence hubs are an initiative to strengthen regional innovation excellence in placed-based innovation ecosystems by cross-border collaboration on a common strategy and/or alongside value-adding chains. Place-based innovation ecosystems are interconnected companies, research institutions, governmental bodies, and societal actors that are mutually reinforcing each other in a territorial context and together raise the level of innovation excellence in their regional fabric.

Deadline: proposals may be submitted at any time

The objective of the call is to provide a framework to rapidly respond to new innovative ideas. The scope of the call covers elements of Block 4 of Future EO-1 Segment 1. The particular focus for innovative activities under each element is as follows: Grand Science Challenges; EO for a Resilient Society; Artificial Intelligence for EO; Regional Initiatives; EO for Civil Security. Any individual contract will be limited to a Firm Fixed Price of up to 150KEuro and to a maximum duration of 12 months.


November 16, 2021

A Webinar aimed at European companies in which all the news and the keys to submitting a project to the Innovation Fund Large Scale Projects 2021 call will be provided.

November 18-19, 2022

This conference aims to share and debate for the various players in the agrifood sector, bringing together scientists and companies. It will analyze the future challenges of the agrifood sector, considering the opportunities that change provides, what Portugal does and has the capacity to do – from technological innovation to new business models – and also issues such as sustainability and the relevance of communication of brands in this sector.

November 23, 2022

National event about Cluster 6 Horizon Europe Calls. Registration.

November 23-25, 2021

This event will give you a unique opportunity to meet the open data community, share the experience with experts in the field and explore successful data-driven projects. This fully online event will start with EU DataViz 2021, a conference on open data and data visualization, on 23 and 24 November. It will close with the finale of EU Datathon, the annual open data competition, on 25 November.

November 24-25, 2021

It is time to look towards the future of interregional cooperation. We invite you to meet policymakers, experts, and practitioners from all across Europe online. This 7th edition of 'Europe, let's cooperate!' marks the launch of the new Interreg Europe program (2021-2027).

February 8-9, 2022

So how is the program going? In this annual Science|Business Network conference, our members and guests will offer the first public assessments of Horizon Europe.

The conference assessments will be assisted by surveys and research by the Science|Business news team in the months leading up to the event. The results will include a high-impact white paper summarising the views of our members and guests – a first report card for Europe's biggest bet on the future.



Deadline: November 23, 2021

ARDITI is looking for a researcher/doctorate to work under the Fieldguide project. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Biology, Psychology, Environmental Sciences, Education, or related areas.

Deadline: November 23, 2021

ARDITI is looking for a researcher/doctorate to work under the INTERWHALE project. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with an emphasis on marine interactive monitoring.


This training covers from a theoretical and practical approach the main elements of writing proposals under Horizon Europe, taking into account its main novelties and requirement. This is a must training for the start of the program, especially for stakeholders involved in collaborative projects.

A report by PERIN - Portugal in Europe Research and Innovation, involving FCT, ANI, Portugal Space, AICIB and Erasmus+ EF Agency.

The Commission launched five new EU missions, an unprecedented and innovative way to work together and improve people's lives inside and outside Europe. EU missions aim to respond to major health, climate, and environmental challenges and achieve ambitious and inspiring goals in these fields.

Due to the start of a new Framework Programme, the calendar for ERC calls for upcoming and future calls differ from previous years.

Watch ERC instructional videos.

Regulation information for fundings such as FEDER, FSE+ and INTERREG.

Project cooperation opportunities.

Reference documents of the programs managed on the EU Funding & Tenders portal starting with legal documents and the Commission work programs up to model grant agreements and guides for specific actions.

EU will allocate nearly €9B up to 2027 for the European Space Agency to design new-generation systems and programs. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU have signed a partnership deal to mark the official launch of the new EU space program.

2021 Annual Work Program for the implementation of the Creative Europe Program. The new Programme builds on and continues the structure of the previous one with a budget of EUR 2.4 billion for the period 2021-2027.

The strategic plan 2021-24 defines the key strategic orientations for the first four years of Horizon Europe, the EU’s multiannual framework program for research and innovation. Download the Factsheet and the Strategic plan.

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