Funding & tender opportunities

F&T Portal IT How To

IT How To

Find a call

Log into the Portal

Go to the Funding & Tenders Portal (F&T Portal):

Click the Login button. You will be prompted to authenticate through the Sign in screen:

Select your topic

Once logged into the Portal, you will need to select the call topic for which you will submit your proposal.


A Programme comprises many Calls and each Call can have one or more Topics. A submitted proposal is always for one Topic and one Type of Action.

Click on Search funding & tenders:

Filters are displayed on the left side, between the elements of Manage my area and the search results, which are displayed on the right side. First, untick the Tenders box:

Then use the different filters. You can use one filter or combine several ones. This is a description of the different available filters:

Programme filter: select a specific programme from the list (only one programme can be selected for each search).

Some programmes may contain further filtering options, whereas other programmes do not contain any further filtering options.

Status: to filter the results by status, tick the corresponding status under Submission status. By default, Forthcoming and Open for submission are already selected. A tick means that the status is included in the search. Click on it to select or unselect it:

Text search: to search by a keyword, type a relevant word in the box on the top of the Filter menu and click on the magnifier icon, or hit Enter in your keyboard, to perform the search. The results are shown as topic cards on the right of the screen, which are overviews of each topic. Check this example where the different elements of topic cards are outlined:

The input provided in the search box looks for 2 different types of matches:

  • Matches for any text appearing in the topic card.
  • Matches for keywords.

CPV code refers to keywords in the context of tenders. In the domain of funding opportunities, we use keywords.

When you start typing, a list of keywords matching what is being typed will display, scroll down in the list to locate the exact keyword. These suggestions correspond only to keywords, not to any existing text in the topic card:

Please mind the Match whole words only checkbox. If ticked, it means that the results will exclude all potential matches which do not contain the exact word you typed.
When you do not tick this checkbox, however, all topics containing keywords and text in the topic card which partially match what you typed will be given as results (i.e., in the case of "fronti" above the results would include "frontier" and "frontier research" keywords if you do not tick Match whole words only).
Also, please note that this field can be used to search not only on keywords, but on the text of the call page. Therefore, if you know the topic ID or the topic name, you can type it directly in the box without the need to select a programme first.

When you have obtained a list of results, you can use the Sort by options on the top to display them by opening date, title, ID or deadline. By default, results are displayed by Submission status:

Access the topic page

Click on the topic title to access the call page:

Either scroll down in the call page to the Start submission section, or select Submission service in the table of contents on the left. Then, click on the Start submission button: