On 27 of July, 2022, FCT,IP released the results of the Call for SR&TD Projects in all Scientific Domains from the FCT R&D Project Calls. This year’s competition has 225 IC&DT and 405 PeX projects approved for funding, which represents an investment of 74.8 million euros. Therefore, more projects were approved, due to the downward trend in IC&DT projects.
Fig. 1 - Number of applications per Investigation Unit.
FCT NOVA researchers have submitted a total of 278 projects with an eligibility rate of 91.73%. This percentage shows the quality of the work carried out by our researchers. The success rate among eligible applications for funding was 10.40% for IC&DT projects and 32.08% for PeX projects. In this context, our success rate, as a coordinator, is 8.26% for IC&DT projects and 30.77% for PeX projects. Therefore, our average is higher than the national average. The highest number of projects are from UCIBIO and LAQV.
As usual, FCT NOVA researchers stand out for their leadership, with a success rate, among the coordinated projects, clearly above the average. It should be noted that among the eligible applications, FCT NOVA has 202 as coordinator and 53 as participant. Therefore, among the 38 projects, we have 25 projects in which we are the coordinator.
The Principal Investigators who lead the funded projects are mostly women, at the national 55.7%, and at FCT NOVA level 68%.