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FAPESP and CONFAP announce result of call for proposals with the Newton Fund

FAPESP and CONFAP announce result of call for proposals with the Newton Fund

Proposals for the exchange of researchers between the State of São Paulo and UK academies were selected

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the National Council for the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) announce the result of a call for proposals to support the exchange in research issued in September 2014 with the Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society of the United Kingdom.

The UK Academies will offer Newton International Fellowships and Newton Advanced Fellowships to the Brazilian research community.

In the State of São Paulo, the call selected proposals for short-term (from 7 days to 6 months) and medium to long term (from 6 months to 36 months) mobility for UK researchers to visit research groups in São Paulo.

FAPESP will also offer an opportunity for young investigators from the UK to start a research career in a university or research institution in the State of São Paulo through its Young Investigator Awards.

The UK Academies, specifically the British Academy, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society, will offer Newton International Fellowships and Newton Advanced Fellowships to the Brazilian research community, covering the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and medical (including clinical and patient-orientated research) sciences.

The British Academy, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering will also offer mobility grants to the Brazilian research community, covering the fields of natural science

Selected proposals in the State of São Paulo:

Researchers

Project

Adibe Luiz Abdalla
University of São Paulo / Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture / Agroindustrial Productivity Division

Caroline Rymer
University of Reading / School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

Exogenous fibrolytic enzymes for improving efficiency of use of nutrients by ruminants

FAPESP #: 2014/50959-5

Area: Zootechny

Mauro Bertotti
University of São Paulo / Institute of Chemistry 

Guy Denuault
University of Southampton / Department of Chemistry

Application of scanning electrochemical microscopy to studies on transport of molecules in tissues, membranes and single cells

FAPESP #: 2014/50960-3

Area: Chemistry

Fernando Jesús Carbayo Baz
University of São Paulo / School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Hugh David Jones
Natural History Museum

What's that flatworm right now invading Europe?

FAPESP #: 2014/50961-0

Area: Zoology

Ricardo Della Coletta
State University of Campinas / Faculty of Dentistry at Piracicaba / Department of Oral Diagnosis

Daniel W. Lambert
University of Sheffield / The School of Clinical Dentistry 

Short non-coding RNA: micromanagers of the tumour microenvironment

FAPESP #: 2014/50962-6

Area: Odontologia

Luciano Freschi
University of São Paulo / Institute of Biosciences / Department of Botany

James Hartwell
University of Liverpool

Functional genomics and hormonal regulation of Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in a C4-CAM facultative species

FAPESP #: 2014/50963-2

Area: Botânica

Carlos de Marqui Junior
University of São Paulo / São Carlos School of Engineering / Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Joseba Murua
University of Surrey / Department of Mechanical
Engineering Sciences

Smart aeronautical structures: energy harvesting and aeroelastic response control

FAPESP #: 2014/50964-9

Area: Aerospace Engineering

Anderson de Rezende Rocha
State University of Campinas / Institute of Computing

Thomas Plotz
Newcastle University

Open set human activity recognition and assessment

FAPESP #: 2014/50966-1

Area: Computer science 

Roberto Menezes Serra
Federal University of ABC / Postgraduate Program in Physics / Natural Sciences and Humanities Center

Irene D'Amico
University of York / Department of Physics

Quantum thermodynamics in many-body systems

FAPESP #: 2014/50969-0

Area: Physics

Flávio Soares Corrêa da Silva
University of São Paulo / Institute of Mathematics and Statistics / Department of Computer Science

Paul Chung
Loughborough University / Department of Computer Science 

Hazard analysis in systems of systems

FAPESP #: 2014/50970-9

Area: Computer Science

Danilo Boscolo
University of São Paulo / Ribeirão Preto Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Literature / Department of Biology

Adrian Christopher Newton
Bournemouth University Talbot Campus / Faculty of Science and Engineering

Ecosystem resilience in the fragmented Atlantic Forest of Brazil

FAPESP #: 2014/50971-5

Area: Ecology

Wendel Andrade Alves
Federal University of ABC / Natural Sciences and Humanities Center

Francesca Giuntini
Liverpool John Moores University / School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences 

Porphyrin-appended small organic gelators: building blocks for light-responsive supramolecular nanofibers and hydrogels

FAPESP #: 2014/50972-1

Area: Chemistry

Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
State University of Campinas / Environmental Studies and Research Center

David Botterill
Oxford Brookes University / Oxford School of Hospitality Management / Faculty of Business

Urban Coastal Transformations: Promoting transnational policy development in the governance of environmental quality and crime reduction

FAPESP #: 2014/50974-4

Area: Sociology

Marta de Oliveira Domingos
Instituto Butantan / Laboratory of Bacteriology 

Neil A. Williams
University of Bristol / School of Medical Sciences / Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 

Universal polysaccharide Vaccine against Diarrheagenic E. Coli

FAPESP #: 2014/50976-7

Area: Immunology

Claudia Roberta de Castro Moreno
University of São Paulo / School of Public Health / Department of Environmental Health 

Debra Skene
University of Surrey / Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Effects of eating patterns and light exposure on sleep and health in rubber tappers from Amazon

FAPESP #: 2014/50977-3

Area: Health Sciences

Proposals selected with other State Funding Agencies of Brazil: http://confap.org.br/news/confap-e-uk-academies-divulgam-selecionados-em-chamada-do-fundo-newton