On November the 6th Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) published the list of projects recommended for funding on its last call for "Projetos IC&DT em todos os domínios científicos". The budget, 75 M€, will be distributed among 312 projects from a total of 3317 applications evaluated. The success rate was 9.4%. Within the awarded were 8 CQE researchers: Ana Cristina Fernandes, Ana Mestre Homem, Bruno Sena da Fonseca, Fátima Montemor, Isabel Correia, João Canário, Marina Kirilova and Tânia Morais. In the call most of the PIs were men (56.7%), a tendency that was not followed in CQE, as 6 out of 8 of the awardees were women. The projects are in different fields, such as catalysis, medicinal chemistry or environmental sciences. Congratulations to all.
Ana Mestre Homem – Engineered and reusable nanoporous carbons for advanced water treatment
Ana Cristina Fernandes - Development of cost efficient methodologies for the reductive depolymerization and valorization of plastic waste
Bruno Sena da Fonseca - Green multi-action products for the sustainable conservation of historic porous building stone
Fátima Montemor - Self healing electrodes for hybrid supercapacitors: a new path to enable electrochemical energy storage.
Isabel Correia - Novel nanoplataforms for targeting melanoma with 8-hydroxyquinoline metal complexes
João Canário – Mercury biogeochemistry, fate and impact in permafrost thaw ecosystems
Marina Kirilova – Hydrothermal catalysis & methane reactions for life
Tânia Morais – Ruthenium peptide conjugates: arrows for selectively targeting breast cancer