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What does FAPESP offer?

Lund University's collaboration with FAPESP is a platform for collaboration in research and higher education between the Brazilian state of São Paulo and LU.

Lund University has since 2015 entered into a collaboration with FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation). The purpose is to strengthen collaborations within research between Lund University and researchers in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Founded in 1962, the FAPESP Foundation is one of Brazil's most important research financiers, which is largely financed by São Paulo State tax revenue.

The cooperation with FAPESP means that LU annually announces seed funding for collaboration. The application must be made jointly with a counterparty in the state of São Paulo. The application is submitted to both FAPESP and LU, after which a joint review is made. Approved projects are awarded about SEK 100,000, half from LU and the other half from FAPESP. These funds are intended for travel and meetings in order to prepare further collaborations such as co-publications and research projects.

Read more about FAPESP on the website

Who can apply to manage a grant?

Researchers at Lund University can apply for funding within the framework of the collaboration with FAPESP.

Previous decisions

Decision on allocation of funds - May 2019 (PDF - 60 kB, new tab) - in Swedish

Revised decision SPRINT Call 3 2018 (PDF - 60 kB, new tab) - in Swedish

Current call for proposals – NEW deadline

Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, LU and FAPESP have decided to extend the deadline of the current call. Please complete the application form in English and e-mail to fapesp [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se no later than 15 June 2020. Justification does not need to be completed if the application sent to FAPESP is attached (but in that case it must be in English). Furthermore, the application must have the signature of the head of department or equivalent.

NOTE! An application must also be submitted to FAPESP, this is done by the Brazilian counterpart.

Link to application form (Word - 165 kB, new tab)

Link to application guidelines on the FAPESP website

How do I use granted funds?

Instructions for reimbursement (PDF - 100 kB, new tab) - in Swedish

Final report

Template for final report (Word - 60 kB, new tab)

Who can participate in the project?

Researchers at Lund University and researchers who are affiliated with HEIs or research institutes in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

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