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FAPESP and Imperial College London announce result of call for proposals

FAPESP and Imperial College London announce result of call for proposals

Seven projects for the exchange of researchers between the State of São Paulo and the UK were selected (photo:ICL)

FAPESP and Imperial College London announce the result of the first public call for proposals issued under the memorandum of understanding signed by the institutions.

Considering the excellent quality of the submitted proposals, FAPESP and Imperial College decided so support seven proposals for the exchange of researchers and PhD fellows between the State of São Paulo and the United Kingdom. Originally, the call anticipated the funding for up to five proposals.

FAPESP and Imperial will each provide funding of up to the equivalent of £6,000.00 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant, to cover mobility expenses. The maximum duration of each project is 24 months.

For Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP, “the bilateral investment by FAPESP and Imperial College London facilitates collaborative research between researchers in São Paulo and their British colleagues, thus creating opportunities to broaden the horizons and the impact of scientific research for both countries.”

“We are very pleased to be working alongside FAPESP, one of our key international partners, to foster a new host of joint initiatives with some of São Paulo’s leading research institutions and I am delighted to see the diverse and exciting range of projects that will be supported by this partnership. Bringing together scientists from London and São Paulo, both global centres of excellence in research and innovation, will not only push the boundaries of scientific endeavour but will drive forward discoveries that benefit society on a global scale”, said James Stirling, Provost of the Imperial College London. 

Selected proposals:

Researchers Project title

Carlos Clemente Cerri
Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura / USP

Jeremy Woods
Imperial College London

Assessing and guiding sustainability in Brazilian sugar cane production

FAPESP#: 2014/50467-5

Christiano José Santiago de Matos
Escola de Engenharia / UPM

James Roy Taylor
Imperial College London

Optical nonlinearity in waveguides and substrates containing graphene like materials: a collaboration between the femtosecond optics group (FOG IC) and the graphene...

FAPESP#: 2014/50460-0

Luiz Antonio Martinelli
Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura / USP

Cristina Banks-Leite
Imperial College London

Ecosystem multifunctionality under environmental change

FAPESP#: 2014/50452-8

Pedro Caruso
Faculdade de Medicina/USP

Nick Hopkinson 
Imperial College London

Evaluation of inspiratory and expiratory muscles in respiratory diseases

FAPESP#: 2014/50458-6

Roberto Mendonça Faria
Instituto de Física de São Carlos / USP

Jenny Nelson 
Imperial College London

Advanced characterisation techniques for probing buried interfaces and film morphology in organic electronic

FAPESP#: 2014/50459-2

Tomas Ferreira Domingues
Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto / USP

Jonathan Lloyd
Imperial College London

Incorporating phylogeny into a new integrated dataset of South American tropical tree trait characteristics

FAPESP#: 2014/50453-4

Jayme Augusto de Souza Neto
Instituto de Biociências de Botucatu / Unesp

George Christophides
Imperial College London

A lab system to study Plasmodium vivax transmission and interactions with the vector

FAPESP#: 2014/50454-0

The call for proposals is available at: