FCT TÜBİTAK CALL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JOINT PROJECTS (PROTOCOL ON CO-OPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BETWEEN THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF TURKEY (TÜBİTAK) AND THE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (FCT)) General Information The Protocol on Co-operation between the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) signed on April 2014 promotes the technical and scientific cooperation between the two countries through joint R&D projects. The Call of joint proposals for the triennium 2015-2018 is open until 30 January 2015. Priority Scientific areas: Basic and applied sciences; Engineering; Social Sciences. Project submission: The Portuguese Institutions must follow the Regulations governing access to funding for scientific research and technological development projects http://www.fct.pt/apoios/projectos/regulamento.phtml.en Joint project proposals should be submitted, simultaneously by Portuguese partner to FCT (Application form)* and by the Turkish partner to TÜBİTAK via online submission system: uidbpbs.tubitak.gov.tr. Unilaterally submitted proposals shall not be considered. Evaluation Criteria: Eligible projects are evaluated separately by each Party, and then analyzed and approved jointly by FCT and TÜBİTAK representatives. Funding: The financial commitment for approved projects is limited to 3 years duration, from 2015 to 2018, with a total amount of 100.000 € from FCT.