call for proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS #1 (2017)

This is Serrapilheira’s first call for research proposals in the areas of chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, engineering, life sciences, mathematics and physics.

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Call for proposals’ rules can be downloaded below:

selection process

During the first stage, up to 70 proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to R$100,000. After one year, 10 to 12 projects out of this pool will be granted up to R$1 million for 3 years of research. A part of that funding will be subject to compliance with diversity criteria.*

conditions for application

  • Candidates must have received a PhD after January 1st, 2007. This condition may be adjusted up to two years for women with children: women with one child must have obtained a doctorate after January 1st, 2006, while women with two or more children must have obtained a doctorate after January 1st, 2005.
  • Candidates must hold a permanent position at a Brazilian university, institute, or entity (public or private) that carries out scientific research. That includes tenured or tenure-track professors and researchers. Postdoctoral fellows, professors with temporary appointments, and graduate students are not eligible.
  • Candidates must be connected to universities, institutes, or entities headquartered in Brazil, whether public or private, which carry out scientific research. Proposed projects must be carried out in Brazil, although certain elements may take place abroad, such as fieldwork or collaborative research projects.
    Foreign researchers or researchers affiliated with foreign institutions are not directly eligible to receive Serrapilheira funding, and our grants may not be transferred to other countries.

“This first call for proposals is aimed at identifying and supporting the best young researchers in Brazil, those who are posing the big questions in their fields,” says Serrapilheira president Hugo Aguilaniu. “The institute has no preference when it comes to pure or applied sciences. Nor do we have any qualms about supporting risky research proposals, the sort where an audacious researcher may not always be successful.”

* The details of the diversity policy will be defined over the course of 2018. The goal is to back the training of researchers in underrepresented groups by scientists supported by Serrapilheira.

If you have any questions, write to: chamada@serrapilheira.org

* The details of the diversity policy will be defined over the course of 2018. The goal is to back the training of researchers in underrepresented groups by scientists supported by Serrapilheira.