2022 Exploratory Research Projects

Spanning Nanotechnologies and Medical Physics – two of the four scientific areas supported by the UT Austin Portugal Program – the eight projects adding up to the International Partnership’s research portfolio have been selected from 37 applications, under the 2022 Exploratory Research Projects Call. 

Each of the selected proposals will receive up to 50,000 euros, amounting to a total of 368,771.80 euros devoted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) to the participating Portuguese teams. The Program’s funding at UT Austin will ensure the participation of UT faculty and researchers. 

In this call, UT Austin doubled funding for its research teams involved in exploratory projects – 100,000 USD per project. The objective is to promote more transatlantic mobility initiatives among researchers, facilitate the execution of projects, and reinforce collaboration between American and Portuguese teams.

The results of the 2022 Call for the UT Austin Portugal Exploratory Research Projects followed the deliberations of an independent international evaluation panel and an announcement by FCT.