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CONFAP – THE UK ACADEMIES Fellowships, Research Mobility, and Young Investigator Awards for UK researchers in Brazil

The fourth round opens on 23rd October 2017 for applications and will close on 28th February 2018 at 12.00 midday Brasília Time.

Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions, who are willing to work in research institutions in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues.

The Brazilian State Funding Agencies participants of this call for proposals are:

1. Fundação Araucária – Paraná;

2. FAPDF – Distrito Federal;

3. FAPEAL – Alagoas;

4. FAPEG – Goiás;

5. FAPES – Espírito Santos;

6. FAPESC – Santa Catarina;

7. FAPESP – São Paulo;

8. FAPESQ – Paraíba;

9. FAPITEC – Sergipe; and,

10. FUNDECT – Mato Grosso do Sul.

The call offers support for researchers in the UK through: a) Fellowships; b) Research Mobility Grants, and, c) In the case of UK young researchers aiming at working in universities and research institutes in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, this call also offer the opportunity of Young Investigator Grants comprising a scholarship plus a research funding grant.

These activities are under the auspice of the Newton Fund, an initiative that aims to develop the long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research, innovation capacities, and is part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. 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 partners in some of the best research groups in Brazil.

For further information, please contact fundonewton [dot] confapatgmail [dot] br. For researchers aiming at developing activities in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, please contact chamada_ukacademiesatfapesp [dot] br.