1st Call for the Early Bird Projects of the Carnegie
Mellon Portugal 2013
We are pleased to announce that the
CMU Portugal Program Call for Early Bird Projects, funded by the Portuguese
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), is now open. Approximately €
300,000.00, half in Portugal and half at CMU, are expected to be available to
support five to ten new awards. The Call will remain open until December 18,
The Carnegie Mellon Portugal
Program is an education, research, and innovation platform that connects
Portuguese research institutions, universities and companies in
cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The partnership was
launched in 2006, and renewed in 2012 for five more years, to create
new knowledge in key focused areas of Information and Communications
Technologies (ICT) by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate
education, and a close connection with Portuguese industry, aiming at
placing Portugal at the forefront of science and innovation. In order to
support the emergence of new high-impact initiatives within its scope,
the Program is establishing a line of funding for Early Bird Projects.
Early Bird Projects are designed to
assist small teams of researchers from Portuguese institutions, Carnegie Mellon
University and industry partners, to jumpstart high-impact potential activities
of strategic relevance for the Program.
The proposals should be
high-risk/high-reward and show promise and a strategy for significant future
expansion of project goals and support from government agencies, companies,
industry consortia, foundations or financial investors. Priority will be given
to proposals featuring one or more of the following characteristics:
multidisciplinarity, industry involvement, co-funding, inclusion in the team of
at least one young researcher, e.g., a graduate student.
Early Bird Projects will often be
aimed at formulating and launching a longer term project, i.e., they will not
be required to achieve, within their own scope, the fully developed and
ambitious final results that will be typical of longer term projects.
Announcement of the Call by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Terms of Reference for the Early Bird Projects 2013
Guidelines for Early Bird Projects Proposals Writing
For inquiries of a scientific nature, please contact the
Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program at email@example.com.
The information on this page does
not replace or override any requirements set forth in the Regulations or the Announcement of the Call for Proposals.