Research Funding & Project Management Office


Funding of CNC-UC R&D+I activities and management of the associated research projects is supported by the Research Funding & Project Management Office. Its mission is to boost CNC-UC’s capacity to attract research funds, focusing on increasing and diversifying the competitive funding raised by the institution and its researhers while assisting the research teams in the elaboration of proposals and management of the ensuing scientific projects.

Services offered to researchers include:

Pre-award Level

Scouting for funding opportunities

Researchers can find a list of currently available CNC-UC-relevant funding opportunities after signing in.

Info/tutorial sessions

On specific funding programmes/calls and national and international funding policies.

Proposal development and submission

Supporting researchers developing and submitting their proposals to specific calls. Writing institutional proposals to attract competitive funding.

Post-award Level


Drafting consortium and grant agreements. Management of major international and/or institutional projects. Supporting the elaboration of project reports.


The Office’s team and activities are supported by several competitive projects to which the office plays/ed a key role in the design, elaboration and/or execution, notably:

  CEECINST/00041/2018 (FCT), cofunded by project GOOD4U (COMPETE2020-FEDER)
  DYNABrain (European Commission-H2020)
  PAS GRAS (European Commission-HE)
  EXCELScIOR (European Commission-HE)

At institutional level, CNC-UC is funded by the CIBB UID pluriannual projects UIDB/04539/2020 and UIDP/04539/2020, as well as by the CIBB Associate Laboratory project LA/P/0058/2020.

CNC-UC is also funded by researcher-driven competitive funding from multiple sources, including:

Public Institutions

FCT, COMPETE | CENTRO (2030) (ESIF), Ciência Viva, Infarmed, European Commission, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Private Institutions

Bial, Bluepharma, Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Maratona da Saúde, “la Caixa” Foundation, AFM-Téléthon, Jérôme Lejeune Foundation,Laboratoire INNOTECH International – Innothera, Medical Research Council, Bayer, Novartis, Roche, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Merck, Blade Therapeutics, Wave Life Sciences, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation, National Ataxia Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Progeria Research Foundation, Teva Pharmaceutical, BioBlast Pharma, Mizutani Foundation for Glycoscience.

A comprehensive list of projects and funding entities supporting CNC-UC activities can be browsed here.



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