The Research Centre on Law and Society (CEDIS) of the NOVA School of Law has been essentially funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), but has also had the collaboration of other institutions in its activities.
Until 2011, the Centre received its funding under the Multi-Annual Funding Programme for R&D Units of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology.
From 2011, and given the changes introduced by FCT, the funding of the Centre came to be done through a Strategic Plan, which was governed by the Regulations for access to funding for scientific research and technological development projects, designed for the biennium 2011-2012. From 2013, CEDIS underwent an evaluation process governed by the Regulations for Evaluation and Funding of Research Units (2013), obtaining funding of 44,583.00 euros for the years 2014 and 2015, 196,905.00 euros for the period 2015-2018 and 52,508.00 euros for the interim project of 2019.
Currently, the Regulation for Evaluation and Funding of Research Units (2017/2018) is in force, which has granted CEDIS a rating of “Very Good” and total funding of 609,000 euros for the four-year period 2020-2023, in addition to the possibility of awarding 5 Doctoral Research Grants to be funded by FCT.
Notwithstanding the funding received through FCT, the Centre may receive funding from external public or private entities, namely, but not only, through the signing of contracts or protocols.