OPEN CALLS: January, 2022

OPEN CALLS: January, 2022

January, 2022


Deadline: January 19, 2022

Oriented to the promotion of inland regions of Portugal through research and innovation, through R&D projects that contribute to the development of inland and border regions, based on knowledge and innovation from a perspective of valuing local resources and skills and strengthening of qualified human resources.

Deadline: January 25, 2022

To reinforce the participation of Portuguese teams in the Social Research Competitions to support social research projects based on quantitative data that stand out for their excellence and that, through an original and innovative approach, can generate robust information and solid that allows a deep understanding of the present and future social challenges of Spain and/or Portugal.

Deadline: January 31, 2022, 23:59 Lisbon time

The fellowship is intended for doctoral fellows directly financed by the FCT who have planned or will plan, within the scope of their training plan, to carry out a period of research at a North American university or research center.

Deadline: February 28, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time

The Ministery of Agriculture has announced two calls for research projects, one aims to promote sustainable development, efficient management of natural resources – such as water, soil, and biodiversity – and the enhancement of endogenous resources in national territories; the other aims to find answers that promote the digitization and application of digital technologies to improve agricultural and agri-food productivity, placing knowledge as a factor for competitiveness and equality.


Four other grants are open for funding in Component C05 – Capitalization and Business Innovation, integrated into the "Resilience" Domain inserted in the i03 investments: "Research and innovation agenda for the sustainability of agriculture, food, and agro-industry," aimed at different Emblematic Initiatives (IE) of the Innovation Agenda for Agriculture 20|30:

No. 12/C05-i03/2021 R&D+I projects IE1 – "Sustainable Food" - deadline: April 29, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time
No. 13/C05-i03/2021 R&D+I projects IE2 – "One Health" - deadline: September 30, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time
No. 14/C05-i03/2021 R&D+I projects IE9 – "Promotion of Portuguese Agri-Food Products" - deadline: May 15, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time
No. 15/C05-i03/2021 R&D+I projects IE10 – "Excellence in the Organization of Production" - deadline: September 30, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time

Deadline: March 3, 2022, 17:00 Lisbon time

FCT has published the notice of the 5th edition of the Individual Scientific Employment Stimulation Call (CEEC Individual), whose applications will run from February 3, 2022, until March 3, 2022. This call provides for the hiring of over 400 Ph.D. researchers under the Scientific Employment Regulation (REC).

Deadline: March 24, 2022

FCT published the Notice for Submission of Applications for the next Projects Call in all Scientific Domains. The application submission period will run between February 8 and March 10, 2022, and the Candidates' Declaration of Commitment must be submitted by March 24, 2022.

Deadline: April 14, 2022, 15:00 CET

FCT is a member of the new European co-funded Biodiversity Partnership Biodiversa+ “Rescuing Biodiversity to Safeguard Life on Earth”, jointly developed by BiodivERsA and the European Commission (DG Environment and DG Research & Innovation).

Deadline: April 28, 2022, 12:00 Lisbon time

FCT opened this Call for Advanced Computing Projects (CPCA) to technologically support advanced computing projects in all scientific domains (A0 and A1).

‍European Calls

Deadline: February 23, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

This topic requires the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise, in order to produce meaningful and significant effects enhancing the societal impact of the related research activities.

Deadline: February 23, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

This call includes activities targeting a sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply. In line with the scope of cluster 5, it also includes activities in the areas of renewable energy; energy system, grids and storage; as well as Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS).

Deadline: February 23, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The proposal is expected to address high-risk/high return technology developments for game changing renewable energy technologies including catalyst development, dedicated storage systems and integration of renewable energy technologies into a single energy generation system, heating & cooling systems, fuels production systems, hybrid electricity generation solutions between different renewable energy sources, direct utilization of renewable energy sources.

Deadline: February 23, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The proposal is expected to develop and validate innovative sustainable circular-by-design solutions that can reduce environmental impact and increase the overall circularity of geothermal energy.

Deadline: February 23, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Support will be given to novel solutions that use concentrating solar thermal energy to generate power. Solutions that support the concentrating solar thermal technology with photovoltaic technology are also in the scope. Projects should assess the sustainability of the proposed solutions in environmental and socio-economic terms. Applicants are encouraged to consider a ‘circularity by design’ approach.

Deadline: February 25, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Xecs runs calls on an annual basis. Each call is guided by the ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and supported by countries across the Eureka network. The call cycle allows extensive opportunity to generate project ideas and build collaborative consortia – with events organised to support the process

Deadline: March 15, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Excellence hubs are an initiative to strengthen regional innovation excellence in placed-based innovation ecosystems by cross-border collaboration on a common strategy and/or alongside value-adding chains. Place-based innovation ecosystems are interconnected companies, research institutions, governmental bodies, and societal actors that are mutually reinforcing each other in a territorial context and together raise the level of innovation excellence in their regional fabric.

Deadline: March 24, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Eurostars is a funding instrument that supports innovative SMEs and project partners (large companies, universities, research organisations and other types of organisations) by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects. Applications will open on January 21, 2022.

Deadline: March 30, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Actions should develop and innovate new methods to analyze Earth Observation data, enabling systematic mineral exploration and continuous monitoring of extraction, closure, and post-closure activities.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Before any deep-sea mining activities start, the environmental impacts, and how to mitigate them, need to be well understood; a robust legal framework needs to be in place and a reliable and transparent monitoring and supervising system for the activities taking place in the deep-sea has to be ready.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Should be in the scope of advanced modelling tools to perform regional/cross-border and cross-energy vector system planning and optimization on a long time horizon, where cross-sectoral disruptive innovations in the industry, mobility, and building sector can be included.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The scope covers the whole spectrum of application of the thermal energy storage systems, ranging from short run to long run, as well as from the smaller to bigger sizes.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

There is a need for further technology investigation and demonstration for improved reliability and efficiency of tidal turbine rotor and blades, including control and condition monitoring systems. Improving the seaworthiness of rotor and blades will reduce the likelihood of failure, reduce annual energy production and increase operating costs.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Proposals will include all the necessary activities concurring to the implementation of a Real Time Demonstrator of a Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC (Voltage Source Converter High Voltage Direct Current) with Grid Forming capability. Following the Commission’s adoption of the “Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy”, attention is presently focused on offshore grid application.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

Demonstration of successful operation and integration of either standalone or combined innovative storage solutions into innovative energy systems and grid architectures. Solutions should in particular explore, how innovative storage solutions can enable and drive further the successful penetration of renewable into the European energy mix across several important demand sectors by delivering effectively at the interface of renewable energies and specific demand sector needs.

Deadline: April 26, 2022, 17:00 Brussels time

The project results are expected to contribute to the promotion of the ‘circularity by design’ approach in the wind energy sector, and to support the adoption of life cycle assessment tools, demonstrating reduced carbon footprint on the wind turbine value chain.

Deadline: February and March 2022

Full list of Calls of Cluster 6 by topics, with links and deadlines made available by ANI.

Deadline: proposals may be submitted at any time

The objective of the call is to provide a framework to rapidly respond to new innovative ideas. The scope of the call covers elements of Block 4 of Future EO-1 Segment 1. The particular focus for innovative activities under each element is as follows: Grand Science Challenges; EO for a Resilient Society; Artificial Intelligence for EO; Regional Initiatives; EO for Civil Security. Any individual contract will be limited to a Firm Fixed Price of up to 150KEuro and to a maximum duration of 12 months.


January 18 & 19, 2022

The event aims to inform potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions work programme 2021.

January 19, 2022

The Infoday is meant to prepare applicants to draft better proposals.

January 21, 2022, 10:00 Lisbon time

This informative session will focus on the Research Infrastructures & Widening (ERA Calls, former SWAFS of H2020) calls that will open in January with the deadline in April. The session will be hosted by Marta Abrantes and Rui Munhá, National Contact Points for Research Infrastructures and Widening, respectively (in Portuguese). Registration.

January 26, 2022, 09:30 Brussels time

The European Commission will host this event that will cover the Grant Agreement Preparation process, submission and evaluation, among others.

January 27, 2022, 09:30 Brussels time

Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss what is still unknown about the impact of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy on farmers, consumers, and the environment. And what policy instruments will be needed to reach the targets? Registration.

January 27, 2022, 14:00 Lisbon time

The aim is to present the ERC and EIC programs, focusing on the potential synergies that can be established between both, but also on what distinguishes them, clarifying candidates and enabling them to prepare proposals successfully (in Portuguese). Registration.

February 1-2, 2022, 09:30 Brussels time

The first day will be dedicated to policy aspects. The second day will focus on the development of successful campaigns. As part of this event, matchmaking sessions dedicated to the interaction between potential project partners are organized with a view to submitting multi-beneficiary proposals. Registrations are open until January 28.

February 7, 2022, 09:30 Brussels time

The workshop will present the results of seven years of investments in research and innovation towards smart, green, and integrated waterborne transport, which took place in the framework of Horizon 2020. The event will also provide an outlook to the future in the light of the new Horizon Europe program.

February 8-9, 2022

So how is the program going? In this annual Science|Business Network conference, our members and guests will offer the first public assessments of Horizon Europe. The conference assessments will be assisted by surveys and research by the Science|Business news team in the months leading up to the event. The results will include a high-impact white paper summarising the views of our members and guests – a first report card for Europe's biggest bet on the future.

February 8-11, 2022

The event aspires to stimulate discussions across industrial ecosystems on their green and digital pathways, in support of strengthening the resilience of EU companies and SMEs.


Deadline: February 3, 2022

The aim is to recognize ERC grantees who have demonstrated excellence in engaging with audiences beyond their field of research. The three awards are worth €10,000 each.


The Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on ‘A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe' (Pact for R&I), as well as its conclusions on the future governance of the European Research Area.

The European Commission adopted a new set of proposals to support the ambition captured in the Green Deal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 - and boost its competitiveness while doing so. The EIC supports visionary researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs to transfer fundamental research and ideas into market opportunities.

The European Commission has adopted new rules on Open Source Software that will enable its software solutions to be publicly accessible whenever there are potential benefits for citizens, companies, or other public services.

The European Commission has published the I&I topics to support the 5 missions of Horizon Europe work program. The Commission launched five new EU missions, an unprecedented and innovative way to work together and improve people's lives inside and outside Europe. EU missions aim to respond to major health, climate, and environmental challenges and achieve ambitious and inspiring goals in these fields. 

This training covers from a theoretical and practical approach the main elements of writing proposals under Horizon Europe, taking into account its main novelties and requirement. This is a must training for the start of the program, especially for stakeholders involved in collaborative projects.

Watch ERC instructional videos of the application process and writing proposals.

Regulation information for fundings such as FEDER, FSE+ and INTERREG.

Reference documents of the programs managed on the EU Funding & Tenders portal starting with legal documents and the Commission work programs up to model grant agreements and guides for specific actions.

EU will allocate nearly €9B up to 2027 for the European Space Agency to design new-generation systems and programs. The European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU have signed a partnership deal to mark the official launch of the new EU space program.

2021 Annual Work Program for the implementation of the Creative Europe Program. The new Programme builds on and continues the structure of the previous one with a budget of EUR 2.4 billion for the period 2021-2027.

The strategic plan 2021-24 defines the key strategic orientations for the first four years of Horizon Europe, the EU’s multiannual framework program for research and innovation. Download the Factsheet and the Strategic plan.