Exploratory Research Projects


The Exploratory Research Projects 2017 are short-term, goal-oriented scientific projects, developing collaborative research work involving several institutions and targeting strategic areas of the program, including research activities of strategic relevance in relation to the Scientific Areas defined in the context of Atlantic International Research Center (AIR Center), in the areas of Space Science, Clean Tech Energy, Environment, Atmospheric Science and Climate Change, Ocean Science, and Data Science, Cyber Infrastructure and e-Science.

In 2018, 14 exploratory projects were selected among 47 submitted proposals, for a total funding available of €1,400,000 for Portuguese research institutions and a match up to 75% to UT Austin principal investigators.

Each project involves at least two research teams from different research institutions in Portugal and a research team from The University of Texas at Austin.

DGCOAST – Modeling and Analysis of Coastal Hydrodynamics and Erosion

2DMS – Two dimensional magnetic semiconductors


2019 Call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERPs)

The Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT) announces its 2019 call for Exploratory Research Projects (ERP) under the UT Austin Portugal Program.  The ERP Call...

Cooperation Profiles for Faculty Matchmaking – 2019 Call for Exploratory Research Projects

In order to facilitate and accelerate the creation of partnering opportunities for the upcoming Call for Exploratory Research Projects, the UT Austin Portugal Program invites Principal Investigators...