Sao Paulo

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) offers the funding schemes "Regular Grants" and "Thematic Grants" for implementation of the Lead Agency process.

Lead Agency applications are part of the SNSF's "project funding" instrument. Within this instrument, applicants are entitled to have up to three grants running simultaneously, provided that one of them is a Weave/Lead Agency/International Co-Investigator Scheme or European Partnership project and provided the three projects clearly address different topics.

The duration of the projects is the same in both countries and must not exceed 48 months. The project is due to start on the same date in both countries.

Each funder defines its own success rate.

Applications have to be submitted in English.

Submission: The SNSF and the FAPESP have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis.

Applications can be submitted to the SNSF on 1 October 2024 and 1 April 2025.

If the application is submitted If the application is submitted to FAPESP, a copy must be submitted to the SNSF via mySNF within seven days.