FAPESP and BE-Basic issue new call for proposals

december 22, 2017

The State of São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP (Brazil), and the BE-Basic Foundation, issue the fourth call for joint proposals according to the FAPESP/BE-Basic Memorandum of Understanding and invite interested researchers that are associated to higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo to submit joint research proposals together with researchers in the BE-Basic Consortium.

In this Call for Proposals, BE-Basic and FAPESP intend to jointly fund collaborative research projects including, but not restricted to the following areas: Synthetic Biology for Biofuels and Bio-based chemicals; Sustainability and Biofuels Industrial Technologies.

The aim is promoting and supporting research projects involving the collaboration between scientists working in the State of São Paulo, Brazil and scientists associated to BE-Basic in The Netherlands.

Proposals must be submitted only to FAPESP by researchers based at institutions in the State of São Paulo. The Proposal must be unique, i.e., written jointly by the BE-Basic and São Paulo researchers under collaboration. Proposals will only be eligible when both parties are involved and must be written in English. Each Proposal must have a Principal Investigator in the Netherlands and a Principal Investigator in the São Paulo State and must describe the work to be developed by each party.

Applicants from The Netherlands must ensure that the activities are embedded in an approved BE-Basic project or BE-Basic matching project under the scope of this call. The total amount of resources available for the selected Proposals is US$ 3 million, evenly balanced between FAPESP and BE-Basic. The closing date for submissions is 31 March, 2017.

More information and details about this call is available here