For immediate Release
25th September 2013
New Brazil-UK Funding Awards For Science Projects.
London: FAPESP (The São Paulo Research Foundation) today 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 British Council made public 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.
With the British Council, FAPESP announced that postgraduate projects in the social sciences, public health and technology sectors, were awarded to researchers from:
The value of the awards was not disclosed. The objective is sharing competencies and exchange among researchers in the UK and Brazil.
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.
In separate developments, FAPESP also announced multiple new CFPs with two UK universities with which the Brazil-based funding agency maintains links.
During FAPESP Week conference the São Paulo based organization also announced a number of new agreements for postgraduate research cooperation with:
During the conference, FAPESP also announced that in coming months it will issue new CFPs with several other UK universities. These are:
FAPESP now retains joint agreements with all the seven UK Research Councils and with 14 British universities. These are:
Bangor, Keele, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, East Anglia, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Southampton, Surrey, York, Institute of Education (University of London) King’s College (University of London), and Imperial College (London).
São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a public foundation with the mission of supporting research and scientific and technological development in the State of São Paulo. This goal is pursued through research projects developed in universities and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. For more information, please visit: www.fapesp.br/en
About the British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for education opportunities and cultural relations. Its work aims at establishing experience exchange and creating bonds for the two countries through knowledge and ideas exchange among people worldwide. The British Council in Brazil works in five areas: Education, English language, Arts, Sports and Exams. The organisation is present in 223 cities and 109 countries, with partners such as governments, on different levels, non-governmental bodies and the private sector. For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org.br
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