FAPESP and NSF issue new call for proposals in biodiversity Versão em português
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) make public a new Call for Research Proposals and invite researchers to submit projects for scientific cooperation through their programs, BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity.
Up to two US-São Paulo Collaborative Research Project awards will be funded at a level of up to $2,000,000 by FAPESP, to the researchers in São Paulo State and at a level of up to $2,000,000 by NSF to the U.S. researchers. All awards are contingent on availability of funds and the quality of proposals.
The Call for Proposal is based in a broader Call for proposals published annually by the NSF Dimensions of Biodiversity’s Program, which invites the participation of U.S. researchers to apply for NSF’s regular funding or co-funding opportunities under NSF agreements with FAPESP and other agencies.
For this call for proposals, research projects must integrate the three dimensions of biodiversity – Genetic, Taxonomic/Phylogenetic and Functional – with the goal of understanding the interactions and feedbacks among these dimensions. Innovative approaches are encouraged in order to accelerate the characterization and understanding of these three dimensions of biodiversity and their relative importance; empirical, experimental, theoretical, and modeling approaches are all appropriate.
The proposals must be submitted: 1) To FAPESP, by researchers associated with public or private Higher Education or Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo. The researchers must have a doctorate degree (or equivalent). The São Paulo state researchers applying to FAPESP must meet FAPESP eligibility requirements and must apply through an institution eligible to receive FAPESP funding. The SP proposer should fit the FAPESP's requirements for Thematic Projects; 2) To NSF, by researchers associated with eligible institutions as defined in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide.
Last date for receiving pre-proposals is February 21st, 2014. The selected proposers will be notified and invited for the submission of full proposals until April 3rd, 2014. The duration of the research project must be 5 years with possibility of extension for up to 12 additional months, in exceptional condition, as justified and approved by the corresponding agency.
The call for proposal is available at: www.fapesp.br/en/8409.