RCUK-FAPESP bilateral agreement

Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have agreed a pioneering Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to welcome, encourage and support applications that may cut across their national boundaries and involve international collaborative teams.

The RCUK-FAPESP Memorandum of Understanding (RCUK website) provides for a ‘Lead Agency Agreement’ whereby the relevant UK Research Council will receive and assess collaborative proposals from eligible institutions on behalf of both organisations. However, FAPESP nominated experts will be involved with the peer review and decision making processes throughout.

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