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FAPESP announces new call for proposals with BBSRC

FAPESP announces new call for proposals with BBSRC

Collaborative UK-São Paulo projects on anti-microbial resistance and insect pest resistance in agriculture will be funded

FAPESP and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), one of the UK Research Councils (RCUK), announce a call for proposals to fund collaborative research projects between researchers from the State of São Paulo and the United Kingdom.

BBSRC-FAPESP Joint Pump-Priming Awards will focus on anti-microbial resistance and insect pest resistance in agriculture. The opportunity is supported by Newton Fund.

The call will be managed as a two-stage process with the first stage being opened for short-term projects (up to 12 months). FAPESP and BBSRC aim to support around 10 pump-priming projects at this first stage, establishing new collaborations or strengthening the existing ones.

The purpose is to enable researchers from the State of São Paulo and UK researchers to work together on developing competitive, integrated, collaborative research proposals for submission to the full stage of BBSRC-FAPESP Joint AMR and Insect Pest Resistance in Agriculture Call in 2018.

Full stage collaborative research projects, following on from successful pump-priming awards, will start in April 2019 and will last up to two years.

Researchers eligible for FAPESP funding must be formally associated with public or private higher education or research institutions in the State of São Paulo and, specifically in this call, must meet the FAPESP eligibility requirements for Regular Research Grants. Interested researchers from São Paulo must consult FAPESP about their eligibility no later than November 6, 2017.

All UK applicants must be eligible to receive research funding from BBSRC as Principal/Co-Investigator.

The pump-priming call closing date is December 6, 2017.

More information about proposals scientific scope, project submission and deadlines is available at: www.fapesp.br/en/11275.

Specific guidelines for São Paulo researchers are available at: www.fapesp.br/11284