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FAPESP and the Newton Fund will fund workshops

FAPESP and the Newton Fund will fund workshops

With researchers from UK and Latin America, workshops will be part of the programme "Biodiversity – ecosystem services for sustainable development" (photo: BIOTA-FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Newton Fund announce a call for proposals to support the organization of workshops with researchers from UK and Latin America countries.

The workshops will be part of the programme “Biodiversity – ecosystem services for sustainable development”, a collaborative multinational research and capacity building to provide trans-regional level understanding of the role of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and the services they provide in managing environments for sustainable development.

The workshops can be conducted in either Argentina, Brazil (State of São Paulo), Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The attendees will be split into three equal quotas for UK researchers, host country researchers and regional researchers.

Workshops in the State of São Paulo must take place between 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018. The workshops will be held in English, with a duration from three to five days.

The proposal must be a joint application, with one leading researcher based at UK institution and one based in a higher education or research institution from the State of São Paulo.

Workshop coordinators from the State of São Paulo must be or have been principal or co-principal investigators of research projects funded by FAPESP within at least one of the following FAPESP funding lines: Thematic Projects, Young Investigators Award (JP), Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centres (CEPIDs/RIDCs), and Research Partnership for Technological Innovation (PITE).

The proposal must be submitted to FAPESP and to British Council until October 13th, 2017 (16:00 UK time).

The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/11099.