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FAPESP will fund new São Paulo Schools of Advanced Science

FAPESP will fund new São Paulo Schools of Advanced Science

Researchers can send proposals for short courses on cutting-edge science and technology in any field of knowledge (photo: Agência FAPESP)

FAPESP announces a new call for proposals within the São Paulo School of Advanced Science (SPSAS) line of support for the organization of short courses on frontier science and technology topics in any field.

In addition to furthering the advancement of knowledge, the funded events are expected to increase the visibility of research, doctoral programs, and postdoctoral opportunities in the State of São Paulo, especially among candidates in other Brazilian states and abroad.

During SPSAS courses, scientists with common professional interests will come together, for a period of 10 to 14 days, engaging in intense discussion and analysis of the most advanced aspects of their fields of research.

These conferences allow information and ideas to be disseminated in ways not possible using the usual channels of communication, such as scientific publications and presentations at scientific meetings.

Each course must feature a program of seminars or mini-courses taught by scientists from Brazil or abroad. Invited speakers of the SPSAS courses, including foreign scientists, must be highly qualified researchers and internationally outstanding in their fields.

Participating students must be enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate programs – in Brazil or abroad – and be candidates for masters programs, doctoral programs, or postdoctoral positions at higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo. Some recently graduated PhDs will also be accepted.

The students will have the opportunity to present their research findings during poster sessions.

Priority will be given to proposals within themes not covered in schools recently selected by the SPSAS line of support.

Applications for the 15th SPSAS call will be accepted until August 9, 2019.

FAPESP will organize a Q&A meeting on May 22 about SPSAS and the call for proposals.

The call for proposals is available (in Portuguese) at: