Portugal (Azores): FRCT

Programme Profile



PRO-SCIENTIA is a Regional Government of the Azores system to attribute financial incentives for the Scientific and Technological System of the Azores (SCTA). It generically aims to consolidate the scientific and technological potential of the Azores and its structured in four priority axes - to value, to cooperate, to qualify and to update.

Its goals are:

  • stimulate research in relevant areas;
  • strengthen the participation of companies in the SCTA;
  • promote the economic valuation of research and development activities;
  • encourage the creation of transregional and international synergies to poject the Azores in the European Research Area;
  • qualify the human resources of science;

promote scientific and technological culture and ensure widespread access to the knowledge.

Name of the programme/initiative:


programme website


Programme owner

Secretaria Regional do Mar, Ciência e Tecnologia and Vice-presidência do Governo Regional dos Açores

Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)

Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

Name: Gisela Nascimento

Phone: +351 296 308 948

e-mail: Gisela.MC.Nascimento@azores.gov.pt

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

No restrictions (basic research, applied research, innovation)

Funding rates (approx.)


Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

The beneficiaries should be non-corporate entities from the Scientific and technological system of the Azores (SCTA) with social register in the Azores, namely:

  1. a) Public institutions of higher education, their institutes and R & D units;
  2. b) private non-profit institutions whose main activities are R & D;
  3. c) other public or , non-profit private institutions, which carry out or participate in scientific research activities.

Eligibility criteria:

The beneficiaries must meet the requirements in terms of general eligibility conditions stipulated in Article 7 of Regional Regulatory Decree No. 17/2012 / A

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines