Research Councils UK (RCUK) and FAPESP, the State of Säo Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.
The MoU provides for a 'Lead Agency Agreement' whereby the relevant UK Research Council will receive and assess collaborative proposals from eligible institutions on behalf of both organisations. FAPESP nominated experts will be involved with the peer review and decision making processes throughout. For further information see the RCUK-FAPESP MoU (see external links).
BBSRC will accept applications under the terms of the MoU for responsive mode grants.
Collaborative research proposals may be submitted in any area of science that is within the remit of both BBSRC and FAPESP
Deadlines are the same as for standard responsive mode proposals (see their application deadlines page). The usual guidance for responsive mode applications applies, with the addition of the bullets below
Proposals should only be submitted to BBSRC
BBSRC will take the lead role in processing and assessing applications, with appropriate input from FAPESP. A decision on bilateral proposals will be made by the Committee Chairs as per BBSRC's usual process
Proposals approved for funding will be jointly supported by BBSRC and FAPESP
The usual eligibility criteria apply for BBSRC applicants
To receive support from FAPESP, the Brazilian partners must be based at an institution eligible for FAPESP support. These are higher education and research organisations, public or non-profit in the State of Säo Paulo.
For the full call text please visit the BBSRC grant call webpage.