Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil)

São Paulo Research Foundation is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo.

Akronym: FAPESP

FAPESP is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. The State of São Paulo Research Foundation was formally established in 1960 (State Law 5.918, of 18.10.1960) and effectively began to operate in 1962 (Decree 40.132, of 23.05.1962). The São Paulo Charter established in its Article 123: "Support for scientific research will be provided by the State by means of a Foundation, organized along lines to be established by law". The Foundation works in close contact with the scientific community: all proposals are peer reviewed with the help of area panels composed of active researchers. Besides funding research in all fields, the foundation supports large research programs in Biodiversity, Bioenergy, Global Climate Change, and in Neurosciences. FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. The international cooperation covers a broad range of countries and agencies including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, and NSF in the U.S.


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