Ohio State/Brazil collaboration funds 24 proposals to build on existing partnerships

Ohio State University and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) will build upon existing partnerships and collaborate in new ways, as a result of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement that was signed last March 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 call for proposals was issued to encourage the formation of research collaborations. 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. Thirty-eight proposals, representing a wide range of disciplines, were received. Following a competitive review process coordinated by FAPESP and Ohio State, 24 proposals have been selected for funding. These awards represent seed funding, with a goal of securing additional support from funding agencies in the U.S. and Brazil.

View the list of funded proposals.

Please direct questions to Robert McKenney at mckenney.1@osu.edu or 614-247-0090.