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Centro Internacional de Matemática

CIM (International Center for Mathematics) is a not-for-profit, privately-run association that aims at developing and promoting research in Mathematics. At present CIM has 41 associates, including 13 Portuguese Universities, the University of Macau, 23 Research Centres and Institutes, the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM), the Portuguese Operational Research Society (APDIO), the Portuguese Statistical Society (SPE) and the Portuguese Association of Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics (APMTAC).

CIM was formally set up on the 3rd of December, 1993 and was launched as a national project to involve all Portuguese mathematicians. During the past years, CIM has organized several meetings in mathematics and many interdisciplinary conferences. As a result, CIM has become an important forum for national and international cooperation among mathematicians and other scientists. CIM is also a privileged place for the exchange of information among Portuguese researchers and scientists from Portuguese-speaking countries.

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.


The head-office is located in Lisbon. The large premises, opened in 1969, comprise the head-office itself and the museum. In addition to the areas occupied by the Foundation's management and various departments, the premises include a large auditorium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a congress area with auditoriums and other rooms, as well as a large building that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library. The entire complex is set in the Gulbenkian Park. In 1983, the Modern Art Centre, consisting of a museum and an education centre, was opened at one end of the park. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is situated inside a multi-building complex in Oeiras. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also has a delegation in the United Kingdom (UK Branch) and a centre in Paris (the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre).


The Foundation actively pursues its statutory aims in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities and grants supporting projects and programmes.


The Foundation has an orchestra and a choir that perform throughout the year within a regular season, and organises solo and collective exhibitions of work by Portuguese and foreign artists. It also organises international conferences, meetings and courses, awards subsidies and scholarships for specialist studies and doctorates in Portugal and abroad, and supports programmes and projects of a scientific, educational, artistic and social nature. Moreover, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is actively involved in publishing, especially through its programme for university textbooks. It also fosters co-operation projects with Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor pursuing the Millennium goals, promotes Portuguese culture abroad, and operates a programme to preserve evidence of the Portuguese presence in the world. In addition to the activities pursued in Portugal and abroad for the promotion of Portuguese culture, the Foundation supports the Armenian Diaspora worldwide in order to preserve its language and culture.


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia:


The Scientific Community Support Program (FACC) of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia provides selective funding to Portuguese scientific community initiatives that foster R&D activities or dissemination of information, in any scientific area, that cannot be supported by one of the FCT's specific programs, but which serve to complement and articulate with the regular programs, namely:

  • Organization of scientific meetings in Portugal;
  • Publication of scientific periodicals;
  • Operation of scientific societies or scientific institutions of a similar nature;
  • Publication of non-periodical scientific literature.

In specific limited circumstances, the following may also be funded:

  • Participation of researchers holding a PhD or post-doctoral students in scientific meetings abroad;
  • Short term stays in Portugal for scientists who reside abroad.