Visiting Researcher Program

The Visiting Researcher Program offers full or partial support for the hosting of experienced investigators, associated with foreign research institutions,who will work in a research institution in the State of São Paulo for a period from 2 weeks to a maximum (non-extendable) period of 12 months. The visiting researcher must hold PhD degree and have an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments.

This Program aims to promote collaboration between investigators in the State of São Paulo and their colleagues abroad for the development of ongoing research projects or for assisting the launching of new collaborations.

Proposals can be submitted at any time by investigators associated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo. Final decision on the proposal can be expected in up to 75 days (In 2010 the average time for a decision for the 252 proposals received was 43 days).

The host investigator must have a PhD degree (or equivalent), be associated to a research institution of the State of São Paulo (details at and must have an expressive record of scientific contribution to her(his) field.

If you would like FAPESP to assist you in finding a potential host in the State of São Paulo feel free to ask for information to Bruna C. Arenque Musa at

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