Brazil is partnering with Washington’s Smithsonian Institution — the grandfather and patron of some of the world’s most respected scientific research.
The São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP and the Smithsonian signed an agreement to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from Smithsonian and from the State of São Paulo through joint research projects, exchange of scientists, and interdisciplinary workshops, seminars, and symposia.
The agreement was signed during a recent visit to Washngton by FAPESP President Prof. Celso Lafer. He was in the US capital for a seminar on Brazil-US cooperation in Amazon studies, that was addressed by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
Areas of interest will focus on investigations in marine and terrestrial environments as well as extraterrestrial exploration, and will be specified in each call for proposals.
The amount of funding to support collaborative research projects will also be defined in each call for proposals. You can read details of the cooperation agreement by clicking here.
The Agreement signed on October 28, 2014, and is valid for five years.