The UT Austin Portugal Program is a partnership between the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). The Program builds relations among academia, researchers and industry, across institutional, disciplinary and national boundaries.

The governance structure of the Program consists of a Governing Board, an External Review Committee, a Board of Directors assisted by an Industrial Advisory Board, Area Directors and Executive Directors. Its configuration is simple and dynamic, with a clear management structure.