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 692 projects have been supported, involving about 1500 researchers from 25 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 projects funded by the BIAL Foundation resulted in the publication of 910 articles in indexed journals, 749 of which in journals with an average impact factor of 3.5 and 130 in journals with an impact factor greater than 5. In March 2018, there was a substantial number of citations (12.737), with one of the papers being cited 353 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.

Some of the Research Centres supported by BIAL Foundation

Grants Management System

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 fundacao@bial.com or +351 229 866 150.

 

Bial Foundation Grants Management System (BF-GMS)


FAQ'S


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.

Supported Researchers

Numbers & Statistics

Throughout several editions, the Grants for Scientific Research of the BIAL Foundation have been increasingly recognized.In the first edition of Grants, in 1994, the BIAL Foundation received a total of 48 applications and supported 10 projects. Since then, the number of applications has increased significantly and in the last edition of 2018, 366 research projects involving 975 researchers were received, out of which 78 projects were funded. The graph shows the percentage of the funded projects according to the total number of applications received in each edition.

In total, in the 13 editions, 692 research projects were supported, involving 1496 researchers from 25 countries. The supported projects are equivalent to 27% of total applications, and are divided in the fields of Psychophysiology (50%), Parapsychology (32%) 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.

The research funded by the BIAL Foundation in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology from 1994 to March 2018 has resulted in the publication of a total 910 articles in indexed journals, 749 of which in journals with an average impact factor of 3.5 and 130 in journals with an impact factor greater than 5. In March 2018, there was a substantial number of citations (12.737), with 171 publications cited more than 20 times.

Globally, the researchers supported by the BIAL Foundation published 2301 scientific papers, chapters, book chapters, conference abstracts and master and doctoral theses.

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.

 

List of Principal Investigators

Poster – 12th Symposium 2018

Numbers & Statistics

Supported Projects