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FAPESP Information about COVID-19: Calls, Research and News

 

 

 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ABOUT COVID-19

Development of therapeutics and diagnostics combatting coronavirus infections
Call from the European Union to identify new effective and reliable therapeutic agents and diagnostic systems related to the new coronavirus.
Deadline for receiving proposals: 31/03/2020

Call for Research Proposals for the Development of Technologies for Products, Services and Processes for Combating Disease by Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) 
FAPESP offers a special financing line in the amount of R$ 20 million, under PIPE-Phase III and in partnership with Finep, to support micro and small companies and startups willing to apply or scale innovative processes or products related to the disease. 
Deadline for receiving proposals: 06/04/2020

Call for Research Proposals - Rapid Implementation Supplements Against COVID-19: Thematic Projects, Young Researchers, CEPIDs and CPEs 
FAPESP provides an additional R$ 10 million to redirect research projects already underway, in Thematic Projects, Young Investigator Grants, Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers and Engineering Research Centers or Applied Research Centers, for the understanding, risk reduction, management and prevention of COVID-19 and coronavirus. 
Deadline for receiving proposals: 06/04/2020
 

FAPESP-SUPPORTED RESEARCH NEWS ON COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS

Minimally invasive autopsies confirm deaths due to COVID-19 in São Paulo (March 25, 2020)
Techniques developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo with FAPESP’s support are helping to enhance the safety of health workers and enable scientists to understand more about the biology of the disease.

FAPESP will fund research to combat COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)
Researchers, small businesses and startups will receive BRL 30 million for projects to develop diagnostic kits, therapies and therapeutic procedures, ventilators, personal protective equipment for health workers and solutions for health services, among others.

Brazilian scientists are developing a vaccine against the new coronavirus (March 18, 2020)
Using a novel technological platform, researchers at the University of São Paulo plan to produce a candidate vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 for testing in animals in the next few months.

Researchers in São Paulo produce new coronavirus in the laboratory (March 11, 2020)
Samples of the virus will be distributed to public and private clinical laboratories all over Brazil for use as positive controls. The goal is to enhance the labs’ capacity to perform diagnostic tests.

Technology used to sequence coronavirus in Brazil will enable scientists to monitor epidemic in real time (March 04, 2020)
With FAPESP’s support, researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Oxford University in the UK trained the team at Adolfo Lutz Institute to use the methodology even before the virus arrived in Brazil. The genomic data will be useful for the development of vaccines and diagnostic tests.

 

NEWS PUBLISHED IN BRAZILIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND FAPESP

 

 

 

 

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