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FAPESP joins call for proposals with the European Research Council

FAPESP joins call for proposals with the European Research Council

Call for proposals will support projects in several areas of knowledge through the Scholarship Abroad scheme (photo: Jarmoluk / Pixabay)

FAPESP announces its participation in the call for proposals organized in partnership with the European Research Council (ERC), under the umbrella of the Brazilian Council of State Research Funding Agencies (CONFAP).

The opportunity is open to researchers holding a PhD and associated to higher education or research institutions in the State of So Paulo. The aim is to increase the participation of researchers from the State of So Paulo in European research teams already funded by ERC.

The call will receive proposals in several research themes, including Molecular and Structural Biology and Biochemistry; Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology; Cellular and Developmental Biology; Physiology, Pathophysiology and Endocrinology; Neurosciences and Neural Disorders; Immunity and Infection; Diagnostic Tools, Therapies and Public Health; Evolutionary, Population and Environmental Biology; Applied life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology; Mathematics; Fundamental Constituents of Matter; Condensed Matter Physics; Physical and Analytical Chemical Sciences; Synthetic Chemistry and Materials; Computer Science and Informatics; Systems and Communication Engineering; Products and Processes Engineering; Universe Sciences; Earth System Science; Markets, Individuals and Institutions; Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behavior; Environment, Space and Population; The Human Mind and Its Complexity; Cultures and Cultural Production; The Study of the Human Past; Synergy.

To FAPESP proposals will follow the Scholarship Abroad scheme and specific guidelines available at

Interested parties must fill out a form at CONFAP’s website in order to get access on information regarding ERC-funded projects taking part in this initiative. Researchers must then send until May 29th an Expression of Interest addressed to the principal investigator of the ERC-financed project to which they want to join in, which must contain the defined workplan and conditions of the partnership.

Once the terms for their participation are established, researchers must submit their proposals to FAPESP (through SAGe system) and CONFAP (through its website) until June 30th.

The call for proposals is published at

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