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Company / Business Name: The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP
FAPESP ( is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. São Paulo has a population of forty million and generates 32% of Brazil’s GNP. The constitution of the State establishes that 1% of all state taxes belong to the foundation and the government transfers these funds monthly. The stability of the funding and the autonomy of the foundation allow for an efficient management of the resources that has had a sizable impact: while São Paulo has 22% of the Brazilian population and 30% of the scientists with a doctorate in the country, the state responds for 45% of the country’s scientific articles published in international journals.

The foundation works in close contact with the scientific community: all proposals are peer reviewed with the help of area panels composed of active researchers. Besides funding research in all fields, the foundation supports large research programs in Biodiversity, Bioenergy, Global Climate Change, and in e-Science.

FAPESP’s expenditures in 2015 were R$ 1.189 billion (approximately $PPP 629 million). 40% of the expenditures supported fundamental research; 7.4% supported research infrastructure; and 52% supported application oriented research, in many cases performed in Small Businesses or in joint research performed by academia and industry. The percentage invested in applied research has been growing in recent years, consistently with the foundation’s mandate to foster the scientific and technological development in the State of São Paulo.

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 ( including the UK Research Councils, the Agence Nationale de Recherche (ANR) in France, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany, the European Commission, and NSF, NIH, and DoE in the U.S..

FAPESP offers many programs to support foreign scientists willing to work in research institutions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. These include: post-doctoral fellowships (, young investigator awards ( and visiting researcher grants (
Employment Areas: Agriculture; Research/Development
Office Address: Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), Rodovia João Leme dos Santos (SP-264), km 110, Bairro do Itinga, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
City: Sorocaba
Country: Brazil
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over 3 months ago 1. Doctoral Fellowship Job in

Sorocaba - Brazil

Agriculture, Research/Development
Position: Post - doctoral Fellowship in Brazil - The thematic project “Environmental effects of the pasture - sugarcane conversion and...
Skills Needed: Candidates must have a PhD in Crop Production, Soil Science or Microbiology and experience in conducting field experiments and focus on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from soil in agricultural areas and processes involved in the nitrogen and carbon cycles.
The candidate will contribute with analysis and integration of results generated for publication in high impact journals. Advanced level in Portuguese is mandatory, as the person might have to interact with field workers. Fluency in English is also required. Some knowledge about sugarcane crop and production is desirable. The candidate must have a record of publications in specialized journals with high impact factor.
The candidate must be available to move immediately to Sorocoba SP, where part of the project will be developed (Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), Rodovia João Leme dos Santos (SP-264), km 110, Bairro do Itinga, Brazil).
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