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Call for Proposals FAPESP-NSF: BIOTA and Dimensions of Biodiversity 2014

Call for Proposals for Scientific Cooperation between researchers in the United States and in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, under a Scientific Cooperation Agreement between the “Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo” (FAPESP) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)

The purpose focuses on the integration of genetic, taxonomic/phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. Successful proposals should integrate these three dimensions to understand interactions and feedbacks among them.

Funding principles: Up to two 5-year US-São Paulo Collaborative Research Project awards will be funded at a level of up to $2,000,000 by FAPESP, to the researchers in the State of São Paulo and at a level of up to $2,000,000 by NSF to the U.S. researchers, for a total project cost of up to $4,000,000 over 5 years. All awards are contingent on availability of funds and the quality of proposals.

Applications with non-eligible São Paulo partners will not be considered for funding as a US-São Paulo Collaborative Research project.

The proposals must be submitted to NSF, by researchers associated with eligible institutions as defined in the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg).

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  April 3, 2014

More information available at: http://www.fapesp.br/en/8409