The support of the following entities has been decisive for developing Atractor's activities:

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, by granting:
  • a long-term grant for work in Atractor in: 2003-2006, 2008-2014 and from 2014 up to the present date;
  • a second grant in: 2003-2006, 2011-2014 and 2014 up to early 2019;
  • an allowance through the Scientific Community Support Fund (Fundo De Apoio à Comunidade Científica) since 2019.

Ministry of Education,
by allowing two high-school teachers in 1999-2009 and one high-school teacher from 2010 up to the present date to work full-time in Atractor.


In terms of the computer infrastructure, Atractor has also had regular support from the Computer Centre of the Science Faculty of the University of Porto.

In the past, Atractor had the support of:

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
by awarding 3 grants (two of them at halftime) in 2005-2007 and 2 grants from late 2006 until mid 2017.



The acquisition of the first server of Atractor's site (in 2001) was supported by Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica in the scope of a project under the Programa Operacional Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovação (POCTI) and co-financed by the FEDER.