About

General Information

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) from Brazil, the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) from Argentina and the German Research Foundation (DFG) host the event. The meeting will take place from May 1 – 3 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Global Research Council is a virtual organization, comprised of the heads of science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high-quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide.

This year’s GRC Annual Meeting addresses the increased commitment of funding organizations to assess and demonstrate societal and economic impact created from the research they support. Discussions will focus on the challenges of considering societal and economic impact as funding criteria and on the benefits of assessing and demonstrating the impact of funded projects after their completion.

Participation is by invitation only.

Program

Venue


Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
2233 Alameda Santos, Cerqueira César, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Accomodation

Meeting attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations. Paulista region is full of options of places to stay. Some suggestions and special rates are below:

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel (official hotel)

Alameda Santos, 2233, Cerqueira César - São Paulo
Single apartment (Deluxe Room): R$ 562,10
Double apartment (Deluxe Room): R$ 614,60

Quoted rates include tax, breakfast, and wifi.
Check-in: 3:00pm / Check-out: Noon
Click here to make your reservation

It´s also possible make your reservation by mail: reservas.brasil@marriott.com using the special rate code GRC
Deadline to make your reservation with the special rate: April 17.


Mercure Jardins

Alameda Itu, 1151, Cerqueira Cesar - São Paulo
Please use code GRC/FAPESP to get this special rate.
Single apartment (Standard Room): R$ 330,75
Double apartment (Standard Room): R$ 390,60

Quoted rates include tax, breakfast, and wifi.
Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon

The hotel might ask your credit card number to guarantee your reservation.

All the reservations must be made by mail: H3467-RE@accor.com.br to Ms. Michele de Oliveira
Deadline to make your reservation with the special rate: April 19.


Mercure Pinheiros

Rua Capote Valente, 500, Pinheiros - São Paulo
Please use code GRC to get this special rate.
Single apartment (Standard Room): R$ 299,45
Double apartment (Standard Room): R$ 377,00

Quoted rates include tax, breakfast, and wifi.
Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon

NOTE: All reservations must be made by
The hotel might ask your credit card number to guarantee your reservation.

All the reservations must be made by mail: h3147-re@accor.com.br to Ms. Letizia Lima
Deadline to make your reservation with the special rate: April 19.

Travel

Getting to Sao Paulo

São Paulo has two primary airports:
Guarulhos (GRU), domestic and international flights
Congonhas (CGH), domestic flights only

For information on travel to and from Guarulhos (GRU) airport by metro, bus or taxi, visit this page: http://www.aeroportoguarulhos.net/en/guarulhos-airport-directions.

Taxis from GRU to the center of São Paulo averages about 200 R$ (approx. $54USD).

It is possible to book a taxi in advance online from sites such as: http://www.guarucoop.com.br.
Note that many taxi drivers may only speak Portuguese.

Uber from GRU to the center of São Paulo averages about 80 R$.

An executive bus service is also available, connecting both airports with locations in the city center, about 53 R$. Advise the driver that you must gett off in Hotel Renaissance stop.

Follow the lines and schedules: http://www.airportbusservice.com.br/en/linhas

Local Transportation

A map of the Sao Paulo metro transport system can be seen here: http://www.metro.sp.gov.br/pdf/mapa-da-rede-metro.pdf. For those using the metro, the nearest stop to the Renaissance Hotel venue is the Consolação station.

99 Taxis is a popular app for local taxis.


VISA

Brazil adopts a policy of reciprocity regarding visas. This means that nationals of countries that require visas for Brazilian citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil.

To find out if you need a visa, go to http://www.portalconsular.itamaraty.gov.br/vistos-para-viajar-ao-brasil.
If you need a special/specific invitation letter for your VISA, please contact grc@fapesp.br.

Immunization Requirements

Although Brazil does not requires vaccination prior to your visit, your home country may request the immunization certificate. Please verify requirements with your country’s local government.

The center of Sao Paulo, where the meeting is located, is not an endemic region for yellow fever.


Currency

Local currency is Brazilian Real - R$ (plural is "Reais").

Credit cards are widely accepted in Sao Paulo, including in most taxis.

Voltage and Plugs

The standard voltage in Brazil is 127 V with a standard frequency of 60 Hz.

The type of plug used in Brazil is a 3-pin type N, which could also accommodate a 2-pin type C plug as well.

It is recommended to bring a universal plug adapter.

Time Zone

Time zone is BRT (UTC-3h)

Emergency Numbers

190 or 911 can be used for emergencies