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Initiatives - Excellence Award in Scientific Research

The Award for Excellence in Scientific Research at the University of Porto aims to recognise and encourage scientific activity and careers of excellence within the University's academic community.

Awarded for the first time in 2018, the Excellence Award in Scientific Research of the University of Porto aims to recognise U.Porto's teachers and researchers, who stand out for excellence and impact in their scientific production.

Promoted by the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, this award appreciates and encourages the efforts made within the U.Porto research ecosystem to create knowledge, raise funding for scientific research activities and production of scientific publications.

2024 Edition

The 7th edition of the Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research will award a 7.500 EUR prize for this year's winner, sponsored by Caixa Geral de Depósitos, U.Porto's new banking partner.

Applications

Applications must be submitted to [email protected], by sending the application form filled in, together with the requested attachments.

Once the evaluation period has closed, the winner(s) will be announced on this page.

For more information, make sure to carefully read the Competition Regulations, or submit your queries to the Research and Projects Office - Research Support Unit at U.Porto, by emailing [email protected].

Timetable

Start of application submission
Start of application submission

Early December, 2023

Deadline for application submission

January 31st, 2024 (until 23h59 | Lisbon GMT)

Award Date

March 22nd, 2024

Jury

These are the 2024 edition’s Jury members for the Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, appointed by order of the Rector:

President:

  • Prof. Pedro Rodrigues, Research and Innovation Vice-Rector

Members:

  • Profª. Maria de Fátima Vieira, Culture and Museums Vice-Rector
  • Profª. Maria Joana de Carvalho, International Relations, Social Responsibility and Sport Vice-Rector
  • Prof. Pedro Alves Costa, Built Heritage and Sustainability Vice-Rector
  • Profª. Joana Resende,  Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Valuation and Strategic Planning Vice-Rector

Winners

2023

Maria João Ramos

Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and REQUIMTE Researcher.

2022

Nuno Cardoso Santos

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and researcher at the Institute for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA).

2021

Vítor Vasconcelos

Full Professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR).

2020

Pedro Camanho
Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and President of the Associate Laboratory of Energy, Transports and Aerospace (LAETA).

2019

Hélder Maiato

Coordinating Researcher at the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology (IBMC/i3S) and lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

2018

Adelino Leite Moreira

Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and Cardiovascular Research Unit (UnIC) Researcher.

Contacts

Serviço de Investigação e Projetos - Unidade de Apoio à Investigação

Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
Praça de Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal

E-mail: [email protected]