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FAPESP and Newton Fund will support the interchange of researchers

FAPESP and Newton Fund will support the interchange of researchers

The call for proposals will provide financial support for researchers from the State of São Paulo to visit an institution in the UK and researchers from the UK to visit an institution in São Paulo (photo: Univ.Surrey)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Newton Fund announce a call for proposals to provide financial support for researchers from the State of São Paulo to visit an institution in the UK and researchers from the UK to visit an institution in the State of São Paulo.

The call for proposals will provide financial support for early and established career researchers to undertake an international research placement to strengthen links for future collaboration, built research capacity in developing economies, and enhance the researcher’s career opportunities.

The call is part of the programme “Biodiversity – ecosystem services for sustainable development” and includes the following fields of knowledge: Understanding habitats and species; Biodiversity for sustainable livelihoods and bio-economy; Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and ecosystems; Maintaining and restoring natural capital.

Multidisciplinary proposals are welcome, and may include Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.

In the State of São Paulo, the call is open to principal investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP within the following modalities: Regular Research Awards (excluding mobility projects), Thematic Projects, Young Investigators, Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs/RIDCs), Public Education Research Program, Research in Public Policies, and Research Partnership for Technological Innovation (PITE). Co-principal investigators of ongoing Thematic Projects, CEPIDs/RIDCs and PITEs are also eligible to apply.

Newton Fund will cover all the travel expenses within the scope of this call. The Travel Grant is calculated using five flat rate categories: Travel, Visa, Insurance, Subsistence, Consumables.

FAPESP may agree to fund further costs for researchers from the State of São Paulo on a case by case basis. In this case, only funds for travel (air tickets), health insurance and living allowances for researchers are covered.

The permitted duration of the visit is from 2 up to 12 weeks. Travel must take place between 1 March 2018 to 31 August 2018.

The proposal must be submitted to FAPESP and to British Council until October 20, 2017 (16:00 UK time).

The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/11100.