Although this is an institution with a Research Unit on Nutrition (UIN) under development, which applied in April 2002 to FCT but has not been approved yet, FCNAUP has been undertaking high quality research activities. Several projects in FCNAUP include teaching staff from other Faculties or Universities (national and international), provided for example with laboratories and/or financed projects. This has enabled and streamlined cooperation activities among teachers.
The main sources of funding are:
Eleven non-funded projects are under development. The first PhD exams took place in June 1998.
Three teachers and a non-teacher accomplished their PhD. Presently the Faculty has eight PhD students and forty six Master students.