RCUK works in partnership with FAPESP, the Research Council for the State of São Paulo, to strengthen the existing research links between the UK and Brazil to help encourage and support proposals that involve international collaborative teams.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was first signed in 2009 and an amendment was signed in September 2012 to extend the agreement for a further three years to build on the success of the partnership.
The agreement not only strengthens the existing valuable research links between the UK and Brazil but by avoiding double jeopardy in funding applications, it removes some of the barriers facing international research collaboration.
Due to their respective different modes of funding and procedures individual UK Research Councils will initially take differing approaches to the implementation of the agreement.
For further information on the MoU and implementation by the UK Research Councils please see our Guidance on Implementation. This document was correct as of July 2014 and was amended in August 2015 to reflect the changes relating to the cessation of AHRC project studentships.
Brazilian applicants should also complete the FAPESP Research Proposal Form and FAPESP Consolidated Budget Spreadsheet to summarise the proposal and to state the costs being requested from FAPESP.
The forms are available on the FAPESP website here.