FCT

Funding Agency and OProgramme Manager 

 

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the national funding agency that supports science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education.
FCT’s vision is:

  • To establish Portugal as a global reference in science, technology and innovation
  • Ensure that knowledge generated by scientific research is used fully, for economic growth and the well-being of all citizens.

FCT’s mission is to continuously promote the advancement of knowledge in science and technology in Portugal, attain the highest international standards in quality and competitiveness, in all scientific and technological domains, and encourage its dissemination and active role in society and in economic growth.
FCT pursues its mission by funding fellowships, studentships and research contracts for scientists, research projects, internationally competitive research centres and state-of-the-art infrastructures, via competitive calls with international peer-review. FCT ensures Portugal’s participation in international scientific organisations, fosters the participation of the scientific community in international projects and promotes knowledge transfer between R&D centres and industry. Working closely with international organisations, FCT coordinates public policy for the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal and ensures the development of national scientific computing resources.
The results of FCT accomplishments are, in essence, the outcome of the work carried out by the individual scientists, research groups and institutions that are funded by FCT.
FCT’s budget encompasses funds from the Portuguese state budget and European structural funds.
For 2015, FCT's budget for science funding was €460 million.
Website: http://www.fct.pt/

  

  

Rui MUNHA
Function Science Officer  Rui Munha
Division Department of International Relations (DRI)
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Phone +351 21 391 15 38
Areas of expertise

International Cooperation
Joint Programming Initiatives
ERA-NETs (Implementation/Management of Joint Calls)
Networking Activities
COST Association (Committee of Senior Officials)
Fundamental Research (USA, Canada, Portugal): Chemistry

Role in Water JPI activities

Governing Board representative - voting member
Coordination / Leadership / Partner in the different types of activities:

  • WaterWorks2014 ERA-NET Cofund: WP2 Leader (Secretariat of the Call) and WP3/WP5/WP6 Partner
  • WaterWorks2015 ERA-NET Cofund: WP2 and WP3 Leader (Secretariat of the Call) and WP4/WP5/WP6/WP7 Partner
  • IC4Water: Task 4.2 Leader (Identify different research areas for the development of the Knowledge Hub) and WP2/WP4/WP5 Partner

Water RDI Mapping in Europe: Task Leader
Knowledge hub: Task Leader
SRIA: partner

 

Germana SANTOS
Function Science and Technology Manager / International Relations Officer  Germana Santos
Division Department of International Relations (DRI)
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone +351 21 391 15 69
Areas of expertise

Transnational Cooperation
Joint Programming Initiatives
ERA-NETs
Networking activities
Management of national and transnational joint calls
Management and monitoring of national funded projects (ex-post evaluations and expense analysis)
Coordination of FCT’s Polar Office

Role in Water JPI activities

Governing Board second representative
Coordination / Leadership / Partner in the different types of activities:

  • WW2014 ERA-NET Cofund: WP2 Leader (Secretariat of the Call) and WP3/WP5/WP6 Partner
  • WW2015 ERA-NET Cofund: WP2 and WP3 Leader (Secretariat of the Call) and WP4/WP5/WP6/WP7 Partner
  • IC4Water: Task 4.2 Leader (Identify different research areas for the development of the Knowledge Hub) and WP2/WP4/WP5 Partner

Water RDI Mapping in Europe: Task Leader
Knowledge hub: Task Leader
SRIA: partner