Grants and AwardsGrants (PI, Co-I and Collaborator in scientific projects)
2018-2021 Co-PI, agreement 02/SAICT/2017, awarded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) (Portugal), EUR 240,000
2014-2019 Collaborator (PI Mike Mumma, NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center, USA), on a 5-years grant awarded by NASA for
participation in the NASA Astrobiology Institute, $8,000,000
2013-2017 Co-I, User Support Space Research
Programme, grant awarded by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO)
(The Netherlands), EUR 253,115
2013-2015 PI, International Exchanges grant, awarded by the Royal Society (UK) £12,000
2012 PI, International Exchanges grant, awarded by the Royal Society (UK) £3,000
2009-2017 PI, University Research Fellowship (URF), awarded by the Royal Society (UK) £1,000,000
The Royal Society fellowship (8 years) is one
of the most competitive in the UK, with approximately only
35 fellowships offered per year (success rate ~5% in the 2009 scheme).
2009-2013 Collaborator (PI Mike Mumma, NASA
Goddard), grant awarded by NASA's Cooperative Agreement Notice
for participation in the Astrobiology Institute (USA) $7,000,000
2003-2007 PI, 4-years PhD scholarship awarded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) (Portugal) EUR 90,000
2001-2002 Scholarship of Scientific Initiation (BIC) awarded by FCT (Portugal) EUR 2,000
Awards in recognition of scientific achievements
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2018 Mentioned as one of the world's leading specialists in astrobiology by Portuguese Magazine Executiva.https://issuu.com/executiva/docs/revista_mais_influentes_2018
2018 Named as one of the "8 Women in STEM who are changing the space game" by Americana Magazine Bustle.
2016 I was selected as a "Women in Science" by the Portuguese Agency of Science and Technology "Ciência Viva".
2015 Appointed Oficial
da Ordem Militar de Sant'Iago da Espada (OSE) by the President of Portugal
exceptional and outstanding merits in science.
2015 I was selected as one of "11 Portuguese out of time" by Jornal Público.
2013 I had the honour to have my portrait sketched
(special commission) for the Royal Society exhibit about
successful women in science. Portraits of other female scientists included
Marie Curie and Dorothy Hodgkin.
Portrait is now displayed at the Royal Society headquarters.
2013 I was selected as a BBC Expert Women Scientist by the BBC TV Channel (out of more than 2000 candidates).