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Microsoft Research-FAPESP issue new call for proposals

Microsoft Research-FAPESP issue new call for proposals

The objective is to explore the application of Computing Science to the challenges of basic research in Global Climate Change and Environmental Sciences (Nasa)

The São Paulo Research Foundation and Microsoft Research make public a new Call for Research Proposals and invite researchers associated to Institutions of Higher Education or Research, public and or private, in the State of São Paulo, to present research proposals within the scope of the agreement between FAPESP and Microsoft Corporation.

The objective of this call for research proposals is to explore the application of Computing Science to the challenges of basic research in areas related to Global Climate Change and other disciplines linked to Environmental Sciences.

The call for research proposals is mainly interested in solutions that focus on turning data into knowledge, such as: technology and approaches for scientific data capture, curation, sharing and processing; advancing and applying machine learning for scientific discovery; exploration, application and development of predictive models related to climate change and environment; and support decision making from data, to models and visualization.

Proposals should be submitted by researchers from Institutions of Higher Education or Research, public and or private, in the State of São Paulo.

The total amount available to support the projects under this call for proposals is US$ 750,000.00, equally shared by FAPESP and Microsoft Research.

Last date for receiving proposals is February, 28th, 2013.

The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/en/7435