Industry News: New Brazil-UK Funding Awards for Science Projects

07 Oct 2013

FAPESP (The São Paulo Research Foundation) announced a raft of new scientific agreements and collaborations with UK higher learning institutions, bringing to 14 the number of British universities with which it has agreements.

FAPESP and the British Council recently made public the results of a Call for Proposals (CFP) for joint research by postgraduates at seven British Universities and their counterparts at universities and institutes in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The objective is sharing competencies and exchange among researchers in the UK and Brazil.

With the British Council, FAPESP announced that postgraduate projects in the social sciences, public health and technology sectors, were awarded to researchers from:

  • Nottingham University and School of Nursing at University of São Paulo
    - (Heather Wharrad and Cassia Baldini Soares)
  • University of Warwick and School of Communications and Arts at University of São Paulo
    - (Joanne Garde-Hansen and Gilson Schwartz)
  • Cambridge University and Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo
    - (Joseph Murray and Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk)
  • Bristol University and CPQD Telecommunications R&D Centre
    - (Reza Nejabati and Julio Cesar Rodrigues Fernandes de Oliveira)
  • Newcastle University and Faculty of Odontology at Bauru, University of São Paulo
    - (Anne McGuire and Marilia Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf)
  • University College, London and Institute of Geosciences at University of Campinas
    - (Jack Stilgoe and Philip Martin MacNaghten)
  • Bradford University and SEPSP State Data Analysis Foundation
    - (Fiona Macaulay and Renato Sérgio de Lima)

In separate developments, FAPESP also announced multiple new CFPs with two UK universities; King’s College London, University of London and University of Edinburgh, with which the Brazil-based funding agency maintains links.

Joint FAPESP-British Council funding was also announced for seven information-sharing workshops in a number of fields. Each of the scientific gatherings will be coordinated by two researchers, representing the São Paulo and British organisations involved in the process, focusing on specific areas or interdisciplinary themes.