NWO publishes Joint Call with UK and Sao Paulo in Sustainable Urban Development

NWO has published a call in cooperation with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), São Paulo, Brazil and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom, for research projects in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. Deadline for submitting proposals is September 23, 2014. The total budget available is approximately € 5.4 million. The budget of NWO is € 1.5 million. Funding for a Dutch project is up to € 250,000.

The aim of this Joint Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects is to strengthen research cooperation between the State of São Paulo, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands by funding joint research projects in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. This highly topical theme asks for an approach from a variety of perspectives and social science disciplines, and enables and encourages multidisciplinary research. The outputs of this research programme will seek to enhance sustainable development in urban regions aiming to provide sustainable solutions for challenges faced in our current and future society.

The scheme is open for applications from eligible research organisations from two or more of the subscribing countries, and must include Sao Paulo researchers. Co-investigators from countries other than those co-funding, may be included but must demonstrate adequate funding, or need to be eligible for funding under one of the subscribing agencies' rules. Research projects can be between two and four years in duration.

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