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FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce second call for proposals in 2019

FAPESP and Belmont Forum announce second call for proposals in 2019

Investigations aiming at new approaches, strategies and technologies to ameliorate disaster risk will be supported (photo: skeeze/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 – their second launching in 2019 – under the cooperation agreement signed by the institutions.

Through this call the Belmont Forum aims at fostering research that could engage stakeholders in a collective action in order to ameliorate disaster risk – defined as extreme environmental events generated either by natural or anthropogenic forces – and to enhance overall societal resilience to disasters.

This call, entitled “Disaster Risk, Reduction and Resilience”, is supported by Belmont Forum’s six selected funding agencies from six different countries. The complete list of participants can be found at http://bfgo.org/opportunity/index.jsp#dr32019

The call will support collaborative projects in the topics “Assessment and Reduction of Disaster Risk”, “Enhancing Disaster Resilience” and “Cyber-Enabled Effective Disaster Response”.

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 May 20, 2019).

Leading principal investigators of each consortium must submit pre-registrations directly to Belmont Forum, also until May 20, 2019.

After the full proposals submission phase, by late June 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/12749