December 10, 2012
The University of Florida and Brazil’s São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announce a call for proposals to promote collaboration between researchers from UF and those at institutions in the state of São Paulo. The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/en/7404.
The call for proposals is open to UF researchers interested in developing collaborative projects with those at higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo. São Paulo researchers must be Principal Investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP within the following schemes: Regular Research Awards, Thematic Projects, Young Investigators, or Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centres (CEPIDs/RIDCs). Applicants are invited to submit a proposal in any field of knowledge. Up to four proposals will be funded; at least two of the proposals funded must have a UF lead investigator based in the UF Institute for Food or Agricultural Sciences (IFAS).
FAPESP and University of Florida will each provide funding of up to US$ 10,000 per project, per year, for the period established in the award, necessarily and exclusively to cover mobility expenses (travel costs, living allowances, and insurance costs). The maximum duration of each project is 24 months, non-extendable. The closing date for submitting proposals is February 8, 2013.
The FAPESP-UF Partnership and Collaborative Research Grants will be administered by the Florida-Brazil Institute, which was created by the Florida Legislature to help strengthen the state’s foreign relations and to promote business, educational, cultural and scientific exchange between Florida and its largest international trading partner. The Institute is part of the UF Center for Latin American Studies, which was founded in 1930 and whose mission is to advance knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and its peoples throughout the hemisphere. With over 170 faculty from colleges across UF, the Center is one of the largest institutions for interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach on Latin America, Caribbean, and Latino Studies.
For more information about the agreement or this call for proposals contact:
Dr. Emilio Bruna, Director, Florida-Brazil Institute, email@example.com, Tel. 352-846-0634.