Warwick success in FAPESP Sprint call
Two Warwick academics have been successful in the recent SPRINT 2017 call for proposals to the joint Warwick-FAPESP Fund. SPRINT (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) is a strategy designed to encourage and promote the advancement of international research by funding researchers affiliated with institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, and their academic partners abroad.
Dr. Colm Connaughton (Complexity Science) and Dr. Manuela Tosin (Chemistry) have both been awarded funding to further develop existing research collaborations with colleagues at the University of São Paulo (USP).
Warwick signed a cooperation agreement with FAPESP, the state funding agency for São Paulo, in 2014, with the express intention of joint funding researchers from the University of Warwick and from the State of São Paulo, Brazil. This is the second call under our agreement which has already seen five other research collaborations strengthened due to this fund. São Paulo state has a population of forty million and generates 35% of Brazil’s GNP. The state is responsible for 52% of the country’s scientific articles published in international journals.
Professor Simon Swain, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), who chairs the fund, commented:
"The fund is testament to Warwick’s commitment to developing research partnerships in Brazil .This is an excellent opportunity for Warwick researchers to collaborate with colleagues in São Paulo state which boasts some of the best universities and research institutes in Latin America”
To find out more about Warwick’s activities in Brazil, as well as other funding opportunities to support international partnerships, please contact Emily Lim (ext. 22647) or visit the Global Partnerships webpages.