CETRAD is funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology.
From 2020 to 2023, the center is supported by FCT National Funds, under the UIDB/04011/2020 and UIDP/04011/2020 projects).

FCT supports the scientific community in Portugal through different funding instruments, aimed at scientists, research teams and R&D centers. These are instruments that allow FCT to support advanced training, research and development, the creation of research infrastructures and access to them, promote international networks and collaborations, conferences, science communication and interaction with companies.

The support that FCT promotes is open to researchers of any nationality, in all areas of knowledge.