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FAPESP announces result of call for proposals issued with NERC

FAPESP announces result of call for proposals issued with NERC

Collaborative research on native species from the Brazilian Cerrado will bring together researchers from UNESP and the University of London (photo: NASA/NOAA GOES)

FAPESP and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), from the United Kingdom, announce the result of a call for proposals launched in March 2019, which aimed at funding collaborative projects between researchers from the State of São Paulo and researchers from the UK. One proposal was selected.

The opportunity, which is entitled “Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund,” is an annual call to foster cooperation in the fields of Earth science, marine science, freshwater biology, archeology, polar and atmospheric sciences, and Earth observation, i.e., themes that integrates NERC’s remit.

Supported activities may include, but are not limited to, programmes of exchange visits, scoping studies and workshops. The objective of The Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund is to forge new partnerships between UK environmental science researchers and the best international researchers, in order to seed collaborations that will be sustained beyond the lifetime of the grant.

The call for proposals is available at

Selected proposal:

Fire-adapted seed traits in Cerrado species

Processo / Grant number


Acordo / Agreement


Pesq. Resp. / PI

Alessandra Tomaselli Fidelis

Pesq. Resp. Ext. / PI abroad

Gerhard Leubner

Instit.Exterior / Instit. abroad

Royal Holloway, University of London

Instit. sede / Host Institution

Instituto de Biociências de Rio Claro/UNESP