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CONFAP and UK Academies launch new call to support researchers

Call offers support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions who are willing to work in research in Brazil

Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposal offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions who are willing to spend from two weeks to four years working in research in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues.

The call offers support for researchers in the UK through Fellowships, Research Mobility Grants and Young Investigator Grants (in the case of researchers aiming at working in universities and research institutes in the State of São Paulo).

These awards offer an opportunity for the UK researcher to develop the strengths and capabilities of their research groups through training, collaboration and reciprocal visits with a partner in some of the best research groups in the Brazil. This round opens on July 15th, 2015 for applications and will close on October 23rd,2015 at 12.00 midday Brasília Time.

Information about this call can be obtained from fundonewton@confap.org.br or chamada_ukacademies@fapesp.br (for researchers aiming at developing activities in the State of São Paulo, Brazil)

The applicants must hold a PhD degree: Young researchers (hold from 2 years to 7 years) or Senior researchers (hold for over 7 years). The applicants must have a Brazilian-based collaborator as their co-applicant and they also must hold a permanent academic post or postdoctoral fellowship/position in the UK which extends beyond the period of the requested grant.

UK researchers from the natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences (including clinical or patient-oriented research), social sciences and humanities fields, are eligible to apply for support.

For further information, access the call.