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FAPESP and NSF will fund research in biodiversity

FAPESP and NSF will fund research in biodiversity

Selected projects will be conducted by researchers from the US and the State of São Paulo through the programs BIOTA/FAPESP and Dimensions of Biodiversity/NSF (photo: BIOTA-FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce a new call for research proposals and invite researchers to submit projects for scientific cooperation through their programs BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity.

This call for proposals is based in a broader call for proposals published annually by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity’s Program, which invites the participation of US researchers to apply for NSF’s regular funding or co-funding opportunities under NSF agreements with FAPESP and other agencies.

Research projects must integrate the three dimensions of biodiversity – Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional – with the goal of understanding the complex interactions and dynamic feedbacks among them. Innovative approaches that accelerate the characterization and understanding of these three dimensions of biodiversity are encouraged, as are empirical, experimental, theoretical, and modeling approaches.

The FAPESP schemes for support in this call for proposals are Thematic Project and Young Investigators Award.

The proposals must be submitted: to FAPESP, by researchers associated with public or private higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo; to NSF, by researchers associated with eligible institutions as defined in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

Researchers from the State of São Paulo must request an eligibility letter before January 4, 2018, to receive pre-approval by FAPESP. Pre-approved researchers will be invited to submit full proposals until February 28, 2018

The duration of the research project must be five years with possibility of extension for up to 12 additional months, in exceptional conditions.

The call for proposals is available at:

Previous call for proposals launched by BIOTA/FAPESP and Dimensions of Biodiversity/NSF are available at: