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Newton International Fellowships - Opportunities in Brazil (deadline: 28th February 2018)

Brazilian State Funding Agencies, articulated by its National Council (CONFAP), are launching a call for proposals offering support to researchers based in UK Universities and Research Institutions, who are willing to work in research institutions in Brazil, in collaboration with local colleagues.

Newton Fund

  • Research Fellowships: the UK researcher must be associated to a FAPESP PI (co-applicant) in charge of an ongoing grant of the following types: Thematic, Young Investigator, or Research, Innovation, and Diffusion of Knowledge Centres. Please note that support will be Granted through FAPESP
  • Visiting Researcher Grants ( f.2) Researcher Mobility, support will also be through Visiting Researcher Grants ( there must be a host researcher (co-applicant) in the State of São Paulo, but not necessarily in charge of an ongoing FAPESP grant.
  • Young Investigator Awards: the UK applicant must have a PhD or equivalent, an outstanding research track record, and typically 2-5 years post-doctoral experience in a research group in the UK. (

Details of the call can be found here.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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