FAPESP announces result of call for proposals with the Belmont Forum Versão em português

FAPESP announces result of call for proposals with the Belmont Forum Three fund collaborative research in the theme "Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services" will be funded (Belmont Forum)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announces the result of a call for research proposals with the Belmont Forum, group of institutions to encourage research on global changes.

The call was included in the Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on “Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - 2014” and encouraged the formation of new international networks as one to two-year projects.

The call was supported by Belmont Forum selected countries, including FAPESP for the participation of researchers in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia consisting of partners from at least three of the participating countries.

Selected proposals: 

Title: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios Network Title: Impact of human drivers (fire, agriculture and grazing) on biodiversity in savannas TitleScenario, fishery, ecological-economic modelling and viability network

FAPESP #: 2014/50712-0

Proposal acronym: ScenNet

FAPESP PI: Jean Paul Metzger, Instituto de Biociências / USP

Lead PI: Sandra Lavorei e Wilfried Thuiller, CNRS, Grenoble

Leading country: France

Other countries: Japan, China, Norway, South Africa, India, Germany, Australia, USA  


Osamu Saito, UNUIAS, Tokyo

Mingchang Cao, NIES, Nanjing

John-Arvid Grytnes, University of Bergen, Bergen

Guy Franklin Midgley, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Goethe University, Frankfurt and Bik-F, Frankfurt am Main

Simon Ferrier, CSIRO, Canberra

Paul Leadley Université Paris-Sud, Orsay

Philippe Cury, Université Montpellier II, Sète

Wolfgang Cramer, IMBE, Aix-en-Provence

FRB, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, Paris

Brendan A. Wintle University of Melbourne, Vic

Walter Jetz Yale University, New Haven

Jyothis Satyapalan, CESS, Hyderabad


FAPESP #: 2014/50710-7

Proposal acronym: IHDBS

FAPESP PI: Giselda Durigan, Instituto Florestal do Estado de São Paulo

Lead PI: Jacques Gignoux, CNRS, Paris

Leading country: France

Other countries: India, Germany, South Africa, Australia 


Sin Chin and Luiz Aragao, INPE - National Institute for Space Research

Mark Pelling and Sue Grimmond, King's College London

Sam Merrill, University of Southern Maine Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service

Luci Hidalgo Nunes, Institute of Geosciences – State University of Campinas

Catherine Reynolds and Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, University of South Florida Jack Kartez and Jonathan Lockman, Catalysis Adaptation Partners

Sponsored by: FAPESP, NERC & ESRC, NSF


FAPESP#: 2014/50711-3

Proposal acronym: Seaview

FAPESP PI: Luiz Felipe Mendes de Gusmão, Departamento de Ciências do Mar - Instituto do Mar - Universidade Federal de São Paulo 

Lead PI: Luc Doyen, CNRS, Pessac

Leading country: France

Other countries: Germany, South Africa, Australia, French Guina, Norway


Olivier Thebaud, IFREMER, Plouzane

Richard Lorne, Little CSIRO Hobart

Martin Quaas, University of Kiel, Kiel

Astrid Jarre, University of Cape Town, Cape Town

Leo Duta, CSIRO, Dutton Park

Debora Martins de Freitas, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Santos

Fabian Blanchard, IFREMER, Cayenne

Claire Armstrong, University of Tromsø, Tromsø



The call for proposals is available at:

FAPESP issued previously other calls for proposals with the Belmont Forum and will soon publish a new one, with another theme.