News from Nov 30, 2016
Funding opportunities for joint collaborative activities between researchers from Germany and the state of São Paulo, Brazil
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) maintain an active collaboration with various funding opportunities for German and Brazilian researchers. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of their agreement for the enhancement of cooperation in all scientific fields between Brazilian and German researchers, DFG and FAPESP would like to call attention to the various joint funding opportunities for research collaboration that are available to German scientists and those of the state of São Paulo, Brazil. These opportunities follow the general funding lines and budget of both organisations, proposals must succeed on the strengths of their intellectual merit and teams in comparison with other proposals.
Initiation of a bilateral collaboration
For the initiation of bilateral collaborations DFG and FAPESP continuously offer the possibility to submit proposals for funding research stays, guest visits as well as workshops. German applicants wishing to receive funding by DFG for this purpose have to follow the guidelines and criteria of the programme “Initiation of International Collaboration”. Researchers from the state of São Paulo applying to FAPESP may submit proposals according to FAPESP’s programmes for international collaboration. Proposals to both funding organisations can be submitted at any time in the respective funding programmes. Funds are provided by DFG and FAPESP according to their own criteria and guidelines. [...]
Joint Research Grants
At any time, researchers from Germany and the state of São Paulo can submit research proposals in order to receive funding to perform jointly a German-Brazilian research project. German scientists applying to DFG have to follow the eligibility criteria and guidelines of the programme “Research Grant”. Researchers from São Paulo shall submit the joint proposal to FAPESP considering the programme “Regular Research Grants”. Funding can be provided for research projects up to three years according to a co-funding scheme. [...]
Joint Coordinated Programmes
FAPESP and DFG offer funding for bilateral jointly Coordinated Programmes, such as bilateral Research Training Groups, Research Units as well as Collaborative Research Centres. Groups of German and Brazilian researchers wishing to perform a coordinated project within those funding lines should follow the guidelines of the respective programmes of DFG. Joint proposals shall be submitted to DFG according to the particular submission procedures of DFG. In parallel, the Brazilian principal investigator of the group in the state of São Paulo shall submit the same proposal considering the FAPESP´s programme “Thematic Projects”. Both funding organisations, FAPESP and DFG, will perform a joint evaluation procedure and decide together about funding the respective bilateral project. [...]
Further information and the submission details as well as the addresses of the contact persons at DFG and FAPESP are available here.
Source: DFG Office in Latin America