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FAPESP and NSF issue call for proposals in biodiversity

FAPESP and NSF issue call for proposals in biodiversity

Researchers can submit projects for scientific cooperation through the programs BIOTA/FAPESP and Dimensions of Biodiversity/NSF (photo: BIOTA-FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announce a call for research proposals and invite researchers to submit projects for scientific cooperation through their programs, BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity.

This call for proposals for 2016 is based in a broader call for proposals published annually by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity’s Program, which invites the participation of US researchers to apply for NSF’s regular funding or co-funding opportunities under NSF agreements with FAPESP and other agencies.

For this call for proposals, research projects must integrate the three dimensions of biodiversity – Genetic, Phylogenetic and Functional – with the goal of understanding the complex interactions and dynamic feedbacks among these dimensions. Innovative approaches that accelerate the characterization and understanding of these three dimensions of biodiversity are encouraged, as are empirical, experimental, theoretical, and modeling approaches.

NSF will fund its US researchers at a level up to $2,000,000. FAPESP will fund Thematic Project investigators at a level up to $2,000,000 and Young Investigator Award researchers at a level up to $1,500,000.

The proposals must be submitted: to FAPESP, by researchers associated with public or private higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo; to NSF, by researchers associated with eligible institutions as defined in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.

The duration of the research project must be 5 years with possibility of extension for up to 12 additional months, in exceptional condition, as justified and approved by the corresponding agency.

Last date for receiving pre-proposals is January 28, 2016. The selected proposers will be notified and invited for the submission of full proposals until March 17, 2016.

The call for proposal is available at: www.fapesp.br/biota/dimensions-NSF2016