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Research Support - Funding Opportunities

With a view to diversifying and stimulating institutional participation in R&D+i projects, the University is always on the lookout for funding opportunities, whether public or private, at the regional, national, European and international levels.

The U.Porto recognizes the importance of the scientific community to keep up to date about funding opportunities that enhance R&D activities, stimulating the creation of teams and inter-institutional consortia, nationally and across borders.

Among the various regional, national, European and international funding opportunities available, the funding entities or programmes most sought after by the research community at the U.Porto are:

U.Porto supports its community in obtaining external funding and provides relevant information regarding the raising of funds for R&D+i activities, through the local support services for existing applications in some of its Organisational Units, and centrally through the Research and Projects Service (SIP), specialised in fundraising for scientific activities and projects.

In articulation with the services and local offices in the Organic Units and associated Research Institutes, SIP provides information about institutional registrations in programmes and/or platforms and support in identifying funding opportunities, in preparing and submitting applications, as well as in their follow-up, post-submission and contractualisation. SIP's competencies also include the (co)organisation of training and information sessions related to attracting research funding.

Working Group for Research and Fundraising (GT IAF)

The GT IAF embodies the spirit of internal cooperation and sharing, periodically bringing together members of the Vice-Rectorate for Research, Innovation and Internationalisation, the Research and Projects Service, the Organic Units, Research Units and Research Institutes associated with U.Porto, in order to discuss funding opportunities for research, among other related aspects. With the aim of intensifying synergies and boosting collaborative initiatives in the research ecosystem, the group periodically debates and streamlines activities related to the sharing, discussion and concertation of topics and initiatives in the field of research, such as the raising of competitive funding and or the development of strategic projects and R&D+i.

To find out more about funding opportunities, contact the Research and Projects Service:


Serviço de Investigação e Projetos

Praça Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto, Portugal

Sala/Room: GT463

Tel.: (+351) 220 408 597
E-mail: [email protected]