Research Winners Announced: University of Surrey/FAPESP Joint Call
In November 2010, the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo - FAPESP) and the University of Surrey launched a joint call aimed at stimulating knowledge exchange and collaborative working between researchers in Brazil and the UK.
FAPESP and the University of Surrey will each contribute up to £6k per award per annum to support mobility expenses (travel costs, living allowances and insurance).
An encouraging number of applications were received from across the University and following the scrutiny of a panel review, funding has been awarded to the subsequent individuals and their São Paulo partners:-
Dr Ann Gallagher (FHMS) - “The involvement of nurses in end-of-life decision making: a cross-cultural exploration”.
Dr Adam McNamara (FAHS) - “Between subjects’ real time fMRI interaction: a platform to study interpersonal feedback loop during motor learning”.
Prof Debra Skene (FHMS) - “Work schedules, light exposure and their effects on biological rhythms of workers in an Amazon Extractive Reserve”.
This is the first joint call of its kind and follows the signing of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement on 23rd August 2010 by São Paulo Research Foundation and the University of Surrey as part of their respective commitment to international scientific cooperation.
The close working relationship between Research and Enterprise Support and the International Relations Office has been instrumental in the success of this scheme and a subsequent call is envisaged for late 2011.
For more information, please contact Charlie Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)