COMPETITIVE RESEARCH GRANTS
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), funds a number of innovative research projects, which are selected by means of open calls and independent evaluation by international experts. Each proposal must include at least two research institutions in Portugal, one research group at Carnegie Mellon and one Portuguese company. A financial commitment from the industrial partner is expected, which can take many forms from direct funding to man power or prototyping.
Research projects typically involve faculty members, researchers, and Ph.D. students. It is desired that they also result in research opportunities for undergraduates, both as a tool for recruiting talent and as a means of promoting the scientific culture of our society.
Beyond traditional measures of success, such as scientific and technological significance of results, quality and number of publications, patents, degrees conferred, and number of students, post-doctoral and other young researchers involved, the impact of projects will be measured also by the successful deployment of research prototypes and the adoption of new services by the leading companies and by building successful partnerships between industry and academia.
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Report on First Year Project Reviews 2010 (1ª Call) more
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Project Review 2011 more
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Project Review 2013 more
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program first and second calls for proposals resulted in twenty five new R&D projects:
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program more
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Open Calls more