In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a Grants programme for scientific research with the aim of encouraging the research into healthy human being’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL Foundation Grants have been increasing. Up to now 775 projects have been supported, involving more than 1600 researchers from 29 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts ranging from €5,000 to €50,000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific Board according to the needs of each project.
The research funded by the BIAL Foundation from 1994 to May 2021 has resulted in the publication of 1865 papers, 1494 of which in indexed journals (in Scopus or Web of Science) and 1269 in impact factor journals. Almost half of the papers were published in journals that ranked in the first quartile (Q1) in their subject area. By May 2021, 1302 papers were cited on average 21 times.
Among the researchers supported by the BIAL Foundation, is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France, Australia, Russia, Spain and Japan, among many others.
The Bial Foundation Grants Management System (BF-GMS) denotes the restricted access components of the Bial Foundation Grants Management System and offers functionality to researchers and reviewers involved in the BF system of Grants for Scientific Research.
Here you can register to the website, complete your profile, create and submit a new application when a new Financial Support programme is available, as well as manage supported projects since 2014 – e.g. submit scientific and financial progress/final reports.
To use all the functionalities of the system you should first register through the link below. After registering to the website you will find PDF guide that will help you navigating through the System.
We remind you that you can only register once in the BF-GMS registration system. If you have lost and forgotten your login credentials please use the automated recovery tool.
If you still have any doubts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 229 866 150.
At the moment, it is not possible to create an account in the BF-GMS, since the Grants Programme for Scientific Research is not open to applications.
In total, in the 14 editions, 775 research projects were supported, involving 1624 researchers from 29 countries. The supported projects are equivalent to 26% of total applications, and are divided in the fields of Psychophysiology (51%), Parapsychology (31%) and both (18%).
Reflecting the increasing awareness of the BIAL Foundation, supporting research in psychophysiology and parapsychology within the international scientific community, the most significant numbers of applications, apart from Portugal, come from the UK, USA, and Italy.
A study conducted by Marinho, Guedes and Sousa, presented at the 12th Symposium of the BIAL Foundation, held in Porto from April 4 to 7, 2018, gives an overview of the changes in the number of publications from 1994 to March 2018 and can be accessed at the following link. In addition, the Foundation provides an open online database that can be accessed by the scientific community and by the general public here.
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