The São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from Germany signed an agreement to establish a scheme for joint funding of collaborative research projects in the areas of interest to both FAPESP and BMBF, such as food production, sustainable agriculture and conversion of biomass.
For the selected proposals, BMBF will fund the part to be developed by German scientists and FAPESP will fund the part to be developed by Brazilian scientists.
The funding decisions will be made mutually according to the parties’ respective rules, regulations and practices. Each project will be funded for a period of 2-3 years.
This cooperation agreement will come into force on its date of signature and shall remain valid until the end of the funded projects.
Agreement signed on October 15, 2014.