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FAPESP and BBSRC fund collaborative research projects between UK and Sao Paulo

FAPESP and BBSRC fund collaborative research projects between UK and Sao Paulo

The aim of the award available since 2013 is to provide short-term pump-priming awards to collaborations between research groups in the São Paulo State, Brazil and research groups in the UK (photo: República / Pixabay)

FAPESP and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBRSC), from the UK, invite applications for the Pump-Priming Award (FAPPA) scheme.

Available since 2013, the aim of this award is to provide short-term pump-priming to collaborations between research groups in the São Paulo State, Brazil and BBSRC-funded research groups in the UK. Successful UK applicants will be funded by BBSRC while their São Paulo based counterparts will be funded by FAPESP.

Priority will be given to applications that address the areas of Food Security, Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology, but applications in other biotechnology and biological sciences areas will be considered.

There is no specific deadline for applications to this scheme; however, proposals must be received by BBSRC no less than 12 weeks before the proposed start date.

BBSRC will contribute up to £35,000 for the UK side of the collaboration, while FAPESP will contribute with R$200 thousand for the São Paulo-based partners.

More information: www.fapesp.br/en/6373.