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FAPESP and CSTC announce call for proposals

FAPESP and CSTC announce call for proposals

Collaborative projects among researchers from Iran and the State of São Paulo will be funded (imagem: CSTC)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Cognitive Science and Technology Council of Iran (CSTC) announce a new call for joint research projects. 

The call is open to interested researchers affiliated with higher education or research institutions in Iran and in the State of São Paulo in the field of interdisciplinary brain and cognition studies.

The goal of CSTC and FAPESP is to form and strengthen collaboration among interdisciplinary teams of Brazilian-Iranian researchers proposing joint research in the frontiers of science and technologies as well as on transferring and developing cognitive services and tools for the two nations.

The research themes are: Human Brain Mapping; Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation Tools and Services; Developing 4D (Temporal, Electrical, Chemical, and Optical) Brain Interface Tools; Brain and Cognition Studies for Education; and Social Cognition.

As a general rule, the funding is for two years with a balanced contribution from each agency. Up to three projects will be bfunded.

The application shall include a joint research plan written by applicants from Iran and from the State of São Paulo. The research plan shall involve a clear description of the planned collaboration and the added value to be expected from the collaboration. The research plan shall include both a joint budget and separate budgets for both partners. 

For the applicant researcher in the State of São Paulo, the collaborative proposal must be submitted to FAPESP as a Regular Research Award. For the applicants from Iran, the proposal should be submitted under the fifth announcement for research project at CSTC.

The closing date for submission of proposals is February 21, 2017. 

The call is published at: