Ohio State/Brazil collaboration funds 19 grants to develop and strengthen partnerships

Ohio State University and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) continue to build upon existing partnerships and collaborate in new ways, as a result of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement that was signed in March 2013 to support research and innovation. The agreement called for Ohio State and FAPESP to each contribute $700,000 to begin a five-year program.

A joint call for proposals was issued in May 2015 to encourage the formation of research collaborations and encourage the exchange of researchers between FAPESP and Ohio State. Researchers from any department and discipline affiliated with Ohio State and the Higher Education Research Institutions in the State of São Paulo were invited to submit collaborative proposals in two categories:

  • Mobility Grants: Provide up to $20,000 in funding for a period of up to one year for travel, health insurance and living expenses related to the exchange of researchers between the two countries.
  • Regular Research Awards: Provide up to $100,000 in funding for a period of two years for research-related expenses related directly to the project as well as travel, health insurance and living expenses related to the exchange of researchers between the two countries.

Following a competitive review process coordinated by FAPESP and Ohio State, 12 Mobility Grants and 7 Regular Research Grants have been selected for funding. Ohio State and FAPESP will each provide$450,000 for this round of funding.

View the list of funded proposals.

Following the first round of funding in 2013, 24 proposals were selected for funding. View the list of funded proposals from the 2013 call for proposals.