Amazon +10 Initiative: research expeditions to the Amazon

The call will fund scientific workshops to support new research, projects and collaborations between Brazilian and British researchers on topics related to the Amazon, such as:

  • Biodiversity and climate change 
  • Protection of traditional communities 
  • Urban challenges in the Legal Amazon 
  • Bioeconomy to promote a new development model 

This funding opportunity is led by the Brazilian agencies, National Council of Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and National Council for the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) and forms a part of the wider Amazon+10 initiative. The funding opportunity aims to support research and technological development in Legal Amazonia, focusing on a deeper understanding of nature-society interactions for sustainable and inclusive development in the region.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are acting as an international funding agency in this Brazil-led funding opportunity, and will fund UK researchers to collaborate with Brazilian partners in joint projects. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) welcome joint projects that are within the scope of the main funding opportunity published by CNPq and CONFAP and are within the remit of NERC, AHRC or both.

Eligibility: You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UKRI funding. The UK component of all applications must be compliant with Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines. In order to be eligible for this funding opportunity, you must make it clear that your primary purpose is to promote the economic development and welfare of Brazil, which is a DAC list country.

Level of funding: The full economic cost (FEC) of your project can be up to £1 million for the UKRI component of collaborative projects with Brazilian partners. UKRI will fund 80% of the full economic cost for UK organisation costs.

Key dates

  • 21 February 2024: information webinar takes place at 14:00-15:30 p.m. GMT (register by 20 February 2024 at 5 p.m.)
  • 21 to 22 March 2024: networking workshop in Brazil (optional)
  • 30 April 2024: applications close at 03:59 a.m. GMT

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