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FAPESP will fund research with Max Planck Institutes

FAPESP will fund research with Max Planck Institutes

Collaboration among researchers from the State of São Paulo and 83 institutes that make up Max Planck Society

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science announce the first call for proposals under the agreement signed by the institutions.

Young highly qualified investigators, with several years of a very well succeeded postdoctoral experience, are invited to submit research proposals to establish independent Tandem Research Groups at universities or research institutes in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, in strong collaboration with researchers in one of the 83 Max Planck Institutes in Germany, Italy, United States, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands.

These Tandem Research Groups are modelled on the independent Max Planck Research Groups in Germany to support early career scientists who are dedicated to independent, interdisciplinary, high quality research. Each TRG will be scientifically closely related to a corresponding Max Planck Institute that provides scientific advice, support and training, and access to know-how, facilities and infrastructure.

The call for proposals invites research proposals in the following themes: Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering; Biology and Medicine; Humanities, Social and Cognitive Sciences.

In the State of São Paulo, the projects will be funded under the FAPESP Young Investigator Awards (YIA) program for five plus one year (after favorable evaluation).

Proposals must be submitted to FAPESP through a customized path of the SAGe system.

The closing date for submission of proposals is May 22, 2017.

The call for proposals is available at: