Young Investigators Awards

Young Investigator Awards

The purpose of the Program for Young Investigators in Emerging Institutions is to enable the creation of work opportunities for highly qualified young researchers. or group of young researchers, especially in emerging research institutions. Proposals of new research areas in traditional Institutions are also eligible.

This Program is part of FAPESP strategy to strengthen the State research institutions, favouring the development of research groups that will work on state-of-the-art areas that are internationally relevant and new to the state of São Paulo.

The awarded grants, headed by early-career researchers, must be scientifically sound in order to create new research groups in Institutions without research tradition or new research areas in traditional Institutions.

The resources for awarded research grants will be readily available in order to quickly ensure the minimal conditions for the full and autonomous development of the research project. Additional solicitations such as resources for visiting researchers or for equipment repairs will be secured through a quick analysis process. Furthermore, priority will be given to fellowship applications with equal merits. The Program also allows resources to be applied in the infra structure of Emerging Institutions in order to make the research projects viable.

The Program awards research grants in a competitive basis. The applications will be reviewed in a comparative analysis taking into account previous realizations of the young researcher in terms of publications, and other parameters, that suggest the involvement in world-class research and in relevant topics in the research field. The awarded grants must be scientifically sound, of excellent quality and viable in the conditions it will be conducted.

FAPESP demands that the Host Institution acknowledges the purpose of this Program and offers for the awarded young researcher adequate conditions such as space, infra structure, time for research, technical and administrative support and the freedom to recruit students. FAPESP will take into account in the review process both the support and the relevant human resources policies of the Institution.


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