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FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce new call for proposals

FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce new call for proposals

Opportunity aims to fund collaborative research in “Transformations to Sustainability” (photo: Belmont Forum)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announces a new call for research proposals with the Belmont Forum, group of member organizations with the mission to encourage research on global changes.

The “Transformations to Sustainability” call for proposals aims to fund basic and applied research by scientists in the State of São Paulo, that will provide scientific basis for actions and policies to be undertaken by governments, private sector and the society at large.

The call is supported by Belmont Forum selected funding agencies from several countries and by agencies related to the New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Co-operation in Europe (NORFACE).

The three main topics that characterize this call are “Governance and institutional dimensions of transformations to sustainability”, “Economy and finance of transformations to sustainability”, and “Well-being, quality of life, identity, and social and cultural values in relation to transformations to sustainability”.

Proposals should follow the overall conditions of Regular Research Awards.

Proponents from the State of São Paulo must be established researchers with Social Sciences or Humanities background and have a proven track record of working in interdisciplinary projects such as the Thematic Projects grants at FAPESP in the topic areas of the proposal.

The call will support collaborative research projects of multinational teams for 36 months, beginning in mid-2018, to be selected with a two-stage procedure (outline proposal stage followed by a full proposal stage for the projects that successfully go through the previous stage).

The closing date for submission of outline proposals is April 5, 2017.

FAPESP Guidelines for the “Transformations to Sustainability” call are available at: www.fapesp.br/10707.