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"Opportunities for research collaboration with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil"

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  • UserProf Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP
  • ClockMonday 02 September 2013, 11:00-13:00
  • HouseMill Lane Lecture Room #9.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Angel Gurria-Quintana.

Please register at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7787188691

A presentation by Prof Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

Professor Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, www.fapesp.br/en/), will be giving a talk about the various ways in which FAPESP facilitates and supports international research collaborations. Researchers in all academic areas interested in collaborations with Brazil –and specifically with universities or research institutes in the state of São Paulo—are most welcome to attend.

FAPESP is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research in all fields of knowledge. São Paulo has a population of forty million and generates 33% of Brazil’s GNP . The State constitution establishes that 1% of all state taxes should be allocated to the foundation, and the government transfers these funds monthly. FAPESP ’s expenditures in 2012 were R$ 1.035 billion (approximately US$ 500 million).

The foundation works in close contact with the scientific community: all proposals are peer reviewed with the help of area panels composed by 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 (http://www.fapesp.br/en/6812) including the UK Research Councils, several UK universities, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, NOW (Netherlands), DSRC (Denmark), FCT (Portugal), and NSF in the U.S.

Professor Brito is FAPESP ’s Scientific Director, and member of FAPESP ’s Executive Board. An electronic engineer and a physicist, he is a professor at the Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute, UNICAMP , of which he was rector from 2002-2005. He was a resident researcher at the AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, in Holmdel, New Jersey and was also the Director of UNICAMP ’s Physics Institute (1991-1994;1998-2002); Vice-Rector for Research at UNICAMP (1994-1998), and President of FAPESP (1996-2002).

Please register at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/7787188691

Tea, coffee and refreshments at 11.00 am. Talk will beging at 11.15. For queries, please contact Ángel Gurría-Quintana, International Strategy Office, angel.gurria@admin.cam.ac.uk, 01223 339712

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