FAPESP and NERC announce new call in environmental sciences Versão em português

High-impact collaborative research will be supported, bringing together researchers from the United Kingdom and the state of São Paulo.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announce the 2024 edition of their joint call for bilateral collaborations, 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.

Proposals submitted to this Call should address NERC's areas of activity, which include Earth and marine sciences, freshwater biology, archeology, polar sciences and atmospheric and Earth observation.

São Paulo researchers eligible to submit proposals to this opportunity must have current grants from FAPESP, and UK researchers current grants from NERC. The themes of the proposals must be related to the current grants.

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). FAPESP grants will follow the rules of the Regular Research Grant scheme, with duration of two years. Researchers from British institutions must follow the NERC guidelines.

The deadline for receiving proposals ends on April 25, 2024. The call for proposals is available at:

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