FAPESP and NERC announce projects selected in the Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund Versão em português

Three projects were selected to be conducted by researchers from the state of São Paulo and the United Kingdom

FAPESP and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announce the result of a call for proposals launched last February under the agreement between FAPESP and the United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) of which NERC is a member.

The aim of the FAPESP-NERC Global Partnerships Seedcorn Fund is to develop, through short-term collaboration mechanisms, new partnerships between research groups from São Paulo and the United Kingdom in environmental sciences.

Benefits expected from from the implementation of the selected projects include the establishment of long-term, self-sustainable collaborations and the creation of high impact knowledge.

The projects will receive support for mobility and exchange activities (such as daily travel and workshops) and for costs of exploratory studies (inputs, third-party services and low-cost equipment).

Selected proposals:

COSMIC-SWAMP: IoT Enabled Cosmic Ray Sensors for Irrigation Monitoring
Grant number: 2021/03032-7
Principal investigator: Carlos Alberto Kamienski
Host Institution: Centro de Matemática, Computação e Cognição / UFABC
Principal investigator in the UK: Wayne John Patrick Stowell
Institution in the UK: Durham University

Revealing an invasive plant-mammal-disease vector system in São Paulo State, Brazil
Grant number: 2021/02976-1
Principal investigator: Vania Regina Pivello
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências / USP
Principal investigator in the UK: Wayne Dawson
Institution in the UK: Durham University

Secrets to a Successful Hunt: Integrating Genomes, Chemistry and Behaviour in Neotropical Solitary Wasps
Grant number: 2021/03040-0
Principal investigator: Fabio Santos do Nascimento
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto / USP
Principal investigator in the UK: Wayne Seirian Sumner
Institution in the UK: University College London