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15.10.18 - Open deadline for the Brazilian-Swiss Joint Research Programme
The Brazilian-Swiss Joint Research Programme (BSJRP) is aimed at researchers in Switzerland who wish to address specific research questions together with partners in Brazil.

Submission deadline (pre-proposals):23 November 2018 (5 pm Swiss local time; midnight Brasilia local time)

Call focus: Projects are thematically restricted as follows:

a) Information and communications technology*

b) Water related to the environment*

*Both topics are also open to proposals from the Social Sciences and Humanities, if related.

Between 8 and 12 joint projects can be funded.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and the National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) are determined to strengthen and develop a mutually beneficial research cooperation between Switzerland and Brazil. All three parties therefore agreed to launch a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs) in August 2018.

Joint Research Projects (JRPs) enable researchers in Switzerland to conduct a joint project together with a Brazilian partner.

The projects will have a duration of 3 years, with funding on the Swiss side amounting to a maximum of CHF 250,000 per project.

The costs covered by the grants are comparable to those covered in national SNSF projects (equipment, research funds, salaries). The Brazilian scientists are supported by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP).

The joint call by the SNSF, the CNPq and the CONFAP will include a two-phase evaluation process (pre-proposals and full proposals). The results of the first phase (pre-proposals) will be communicated in March 2019. Full proposals may only be submitted by invitation. The results of the second phase (full proposals) will be communicated in November 2019. There are sufficient financial resources to fund 8 to 12 projects. The SNSF will cover the costs for the Swiss part of the research and the CNPq and the CONFAP the costs incurred in Brazil.

Sources:

More information are available on the SNSF website: http://www.snf.ch/en/funding/programmes/bilateral-programmes/brazil/Pages/default.aspx#

Call document: http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/Call_document_SNSF_CNPQ_2018_19.pdf

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