2005-09: POCI/QUI/58821/2004,POCI 2010 Program, Catalytic Carboxylation of Alkanes.
2005-09: CONC-REEQ/543/2001, National Programme for Re-Equipping Science - Chemical Synthesis and Catalysis.
2004-07: MRTN-CT-2003-503864, Marie Curie Research Training Network - AQUACHEM – Transition Metal Chemistry and Catalysis in Aqueous Media. Other participants: Prof. M. Peruzzini (Florence) (Coordinator), Prof. F. Joó (Debrecen, Hungary), Prof. O. Lev (Jerusalem), Prof. A. Lledós (Barcelone), Prof. J.-P. Majoral (Toulouse), Prof. R. Perutz (York), Prof. R. Poli (Dijon), Prof. A. Romerosa (Almería, Spain), Prof. E. Shubina (Moscow) and Prof. R. van Eldik (Erlangen, Germany).
2003-06: NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant PST. CLG. 979289 - Early-Late Multinuclear Metal Systems on Design and Development of New Materials. Other participants: Prof. V. Yu. Kukushkin (St. Petersburg State University, Russia) and Prof. P. Sobota (Wroclaw University, Poland)
2002-05: POCTI/QUI/43415/2001,POCTI programme, FCT .Metal-based Synthons with Pharmacological Significance.
2000-10: FCT -Coordination Chemistry and Molecular Electrochemistry, Group V (CQE).
1999-2001: ICCTI(JNICT) and the CNR, Italy - Coordination and Reactivity of Organonitriles, Cyanamides and Derived Species. Collaboration with Prof. R.A. Michelin (University of Padova).
1998-2002: PRAXIS/POCTI/2/2.1/QUI/193/94 - Oxidation of Saturated Hydrocarbons.
1997-98: ICCTI (JNICT) and the CNR, Italy - Chemical and Electrochemical Investigation of Some Transition Metal-Promoted Reactions of Alkynes, Diazoalkanes, Cyanamide and Derived Species. Collaboration with Prof. R.A. Michelin (University of Padova).
1996-99: FCT/JNICT - Activation of Small Molecules.
1996-99: FCT/JNICT - Molecular Electrochemistry of Coordination Compounds.
1995-96: ICCTI(JNICT) and the CNR, Italy - Chemistry and Redox Properties of Palladium or Platinum Complexes with Multiple Bonded C,N-Donor Ligands. Collaboration with Prof. R.A. Michelin (University of Padova).
1994-99: PRAXIS XXI2/2.1/Qui/03/94, PRAXIS XXI Programme for Scientific and Technological Research - Development of Mimetic Systems of Fundamental Biological Processes with Environmental and Economical Relevance.
1994-97: ERBCHRXCT 940501, Human Capital and Mobilidade EC Network - Multiple Metal-Carbon Bond Species in Selective Processes. Other participants: Prof. S. Maiorana (Milan) (Coordinator), Prof. P.H. Dixneuf (Rennes), Prof. K.H. Dötz (Bonn), Dr. J.M. Moreto (Barcelona), Prof. S. Thomas (London) and Prof. J. Gimeno (Oviedo).
1993-94: ICCTI(JNICT) and the CNR, Italy - Activation of Unsaturated Small Molecules by Palladium or Platinum Metal Centres, a Chemical and Electrochemical Investigation. Collaboration with Dr. R.A. Michelin (University of Padova).
1992-96: INIC, JNICT and CNRS, France - Mechanisms of the Activation of Metal-Ligand Bonds by Electrochemistry with Ultramicroelectrodes. Application to the Study of Model Reactions for the Activation of Small Molecules.. Collaboration with Dr. C. Amatore (École Normale Superieure, Paris).
1992-95: STRADA/CEN/450/92, STRIDE Program, Measure E - Activation and Electrochemistry of Unsaturated Small Molecules of Biological or Industrial Significance - Nitric Oxide and Cyanamide.
1991-97: ICCTI (JNICT)/The British Council protocol - Investigation of the Mechanisms of Proton Transfer Reactions, in Coordination Compounds, by Stopped Flow Spectrophotometry. Collaboration with Dr. R. Henderson (Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Norwich).
1991-97: CIENCIA Program, Sub-program III - Global Support to the Scientific and Technological System, Infrastructures for Research and Development, Measure M -Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies in Bioinorganic Chemistry.
1991-95: INIC (1991-92) or JNICT (1993-95) - Electrochemistry of Transition Metal Complexes.
1991-95: INIC (1991-92) or JNICT (1993-95) - Coordination Chemistry of Dinitrogen and Related Molecules.
1991-94: PMCT/C/CEN/339/90, JNICT - Molecular Electrochemistry of Coordination Compounds - Application of Ultramicroelectrodes.
1991-92: CRUP/The British Council, Treaty of Windsor programme - Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Coordination Compounds with Multiple Phosphorus-Carbon Bonds. Collaboration with Prof. J. Nixon (University of Sussex).