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BIOEN/FAPESP scholar exchange in support of the FAPESP BIOEN research program in association with the GSB - Global Sustainable Bioenergy project

 

BACKGROUND

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) BIOEN Program, in association with the Global Sustainable Bioenergy (GSB) project, announces a Call for Scholar Exchange in the area of Bioenergy research. This BIOEN/GSB call invites proposals for Visiting Scholars, Post-Doctoral fellows and PhD students for bioenergy research activity involving a research institution in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.  The call is open in the five BIOEN divisions (http://www.fapesp.br/en/472): biomass, biorefinery, biofuel technologies, engines and sustainability.

The GSB project (http://bioenfapesp.org/gsb/) seeks to expand understanding of the possibility of beneficially producing bioenergy on a very large scale - e.g. > 23% of primary energy supply in 2050, consistent with the IEA Blue Map Scenario.  The project addresses approaches to “make room” for large-scale bioenergy production, and to realize multiple benefits via a synergistic approach to producing food and bioenergy. The BIOEN program is increasing its portfolio of projects associated with the GSB project, including but not limited to activities focused on selected countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

a) Visiting Senior academics from countries other than Brazil may receive support to visit Brazil in order to participate in the BIOEN program and the GSB project. Visit durations from 2 weeks to 12 months will be considered.  The Visiting Researchers program includes the possibility of exploratory travel grants offering funds to cover travel expenses to or from Brazil in order to explore possible activities relevant to the BIOEN Program and the GSB project.

Funding available for: Airfare and stipend in Brazil, level depending on seniority.

How to apply: Applications must be made by a host researcher associated with a university or research institution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian nationality is not a requirement and applications can be submitted in English. If you need assistance in finding a suitable host, please write to Prof. Glaucia Souza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

b) Post-doctoral fellows. Persons holding, or who anticipate holding, a doctoral degree may receive funding to be Post-Doctoral Fellows at an approved institution within the state of Sao Paulo in order to contribute to the BIOEN Program and the GSBFellowships have duration of up to three years.

Funding available for: Fellowship stipend (R$ 5,578.00 per month), travel to and from Brazil for fellowship holder and his family, one additional fellowship month for relocation support, 15% of the fellowship value for small research related expenses.

How to apply: Applications must be made by a supervising researcher associated with a university or research institution in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian nationality is not a requirement and applications can be submitted in English. If you need assistance in finding a suitable host, please write to Prof. Glaucia Souza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

c) Young Investigator Awards. Outstanding young scientists who have a few years of outstanding post-doctoral experience can apply for a FAPESP Young Investigator Award. Brazilian nationality is not a requirement and applications can be submitted in English. Grants are for up to four years and may include a fellowship plus research funding for equipment, consumables, student fellowships, travel. The research proposal must be connected to the BIOEN Program and the GSB project.

Funding available for: Fellowship stipend (R$ 6,339.00 per month), travel to and from Brazil for fellowship holder and his family, one additional fellowship month for relocation support, research equipment, consumables, research related travel, fellowships for undergraduate and doctoral students, 15% of the full grant value for incidental research related expenses.

How to apply: Candidates can submit applications directly to FAPESP. Brazilian nationality is not a requirement and applications can be made in English. Information is available at http://www.fapesp.br/4479. If you need assistance, please write to Prof. Glaucia Souza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

d) Brazilian post-doctoral associates visiting other countries. Scientists holding a post-doctoral fellowship funded by FAPESP in the State of Sao Paulo may request funding from FAPESP to be visiting Post Doctoral Associates at a foreign university in order to contribute to the BIOEN Program and the GSBVisit durations will normally be for a year or less.

Funding available for: Fellowship (monthly stipend of US$ 2,800.00 plus the value of the fellowship paid in Brazil), travel to and from foreign laboratory for fellowship holder and his family, one additional fellowship month for relocation support (only for stays above 3 months), health insurance.

How to apply: Applications must be made by the post-docs and his supervisor directly to FAPESP. Information is available at http://www.fapesp.br/bolsas/bepe. If you need assistance in finding a suitable host abroad, please write to Prof. Glaucia Souza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS

Applications will be received and analyzed on an ongoing basis. Proposals will be selected using reviewers reports followed by a panel meeting of expert scientists. FAPESP analyzes 20,000 proposals each year. For the modalities listed here, the success rate is in the range 50%-60%.