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FAPESP launches new call for proposals with Canada’s IDRC

FAPESP launches new call for proposals with Canada’s IDRC

Both institutions will support projects from small businesses to development technologies for Aedes control

FAPESP and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announce the second call for proposals under the agreement signed by the institutions.

With focus on the theme “The Role of Small-Business in Aedes Control Technologies”, the call targets applied research for the development of mosquito control technologies effective to decrease the abundance and/or exposure to Aedes, with the intent of helping the public health system in Brazil and other countries of Latin America prevent viral diseases carried by the Aedes mosquitoes.

Four projects will be selected in total. FAPESP will support two projects from small businesses based in São Paulo State, whilst IDRC will support two other projects by small business or institutions working with small business in other States of Brazil, as well as Mexico and Colombia.

Small businesses based in São Paulo State must submit proposals via FAPESP’s application system (www.fapesp.br/sage). The proposals must follow the guidelines of FAPESP’s Innovative Research in Small Business Program.

IDRC will only consider for evaluation proposals following their own eligilibility criteria (available at: www.idrc.ca/en/funding/role-small-business-aedes-control-technologies).

Deadline for submissions: September 24, 2018. 

The call is available at www.fapesp.br/en/11879.