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FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce new call for proposals

FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce new call for proposals

Innovative solutions to accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change will be supported (photo: Pixabay)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Belmont Forum, group of member organizations with the mission to encourage research on global changes, announce a new call for proposals under de cooperation agreement signed by the institutions.

Through this call the Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, aims at bringing together researchers and other expertise across the globe to innovate solutions to accelerate sustainable use of oceans and minimize the effects from global change.

This call, entitled "Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability", is supported by Belmont Forum’s 14 selected funding agencies from 12 different countries. The complete list of participants can be found at www.bfgo.org/opportunity.

The call will support collaborative projects in the topics “Pathways toward a sustainable and equitable use of oceans” and “ Accounting for and minimizing impacts of global change”.

Proposals must combine significant contributions by national research teams from at least three of the countries participating in the international call.

Proponents from the State of São Paulo must follow the specific guidelines, based on the scheme of FAPESP’s Regular Research Awards. Exceptions are described in the call for proposals. Proven experience in international interdisciplinary projects and preliminary eligibility consultation to FAPESP are also required (due date is January 31, 2019).

Leading principal investigators of each consortium must submit pre-registrations directly to Belmont Forum, also until January 31, 2019.

After the full proposals submission phase, by April 2019, principal investigators from the State of São Paulo will be individually contacted by FAPESP for further instructions on how to submit the complete documentation through SAGe system.

Guidelines for researchers from the State of São Paulo are available at www.fapesp.br/en/12137.