Fapesp launches call for strategic research on the internet

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Fapesp launched a call for proposals for strategic research on the internet in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the Ministry of Communications (MCom) and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br). This is the fifth public notice opened under the cooperation agreement between the institutions.

The initiative’s objectives are: to develop research in information and communication technology, seeking to create knowledge and innovation, in tune with the great problems on the internet; to form and strengthen excellent research groups in academic research institutions and small technology-based companies, in the various current topics of applications and technologies for the Internet.

The call is open to researchers linked to public or private, non-profit, higher education or national research institutions working in areas related to the development of the Internet in Brazil.

Proposals must be prepared in accordance with Fapesp’s criteria for submission in the Research Grant – Regular, Research Grant – Thematic or Research Grant – Young Researcher modalities.

Research proposals can be submitted on the following topics: a) Technologies enabling the internet; b) Advanced internet applications; c) Network communication and digital culture; d) Internet-related policies; e) Free software, open data, open formats and standards; f) Social applications of information and communications technology.

The total amount offered in the public notice is approximately BRL 30 million, of which BRL 5 million for Regular Grant projects, BRL 20 million for Thematic Projects and BRL 5 million for projects in the Young Researcher Grant modality.

Proposals must be submitted exclusively through FAPESP’s Management Support System (SAGe).

Open Call for Strategic Research on the Internet

FAPESP – Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo announced three calls for proposals, in collaboration with MCTIC – Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, in which researchers from universities and non-profit research institutions from all over country can submit proposals. The calls seek research proposals in the modalities Regular Research Assistance and Thematic Project, Research Support Program in Partnership for Technological Innovation – PITE and Innovative Research in Small Businesses – PIPE, under the Agreement between FAPESP and MCTIC, to support research projects that contribute to the development of the Internet in Brazil.

The first Call is already open. The FAPESP / MCTIC Call for Proposals – 2019 Strategic Research on the Internet is a collaboration between FAPESP, MCTIC and the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee – CGI.br. Researchers who have an employment/functional relationship with a public or private, non-profit institution of higher education or national research, working in areas of research for the development of the Internet in Brazil, can participate. The funding modality is Regular Research Assistance (APR) and Thematic Project.

Goals

It is expected that, at the end of execution, the projects will produce results that meet the following requirements:

Develop research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), seeking to create knowledge and innovation, in tune with the great problems on the Internet; and also to form and strengthen excellent research groups in academic research institutions and small technology-based companies, in the various current topics of Internet applications and technologies.

research topics

This Call is open to joint research proposals on the following topics:

a) TVI – Internet Enabling Technologies;

b) AAI – Advanced Internet Applications;

c) CCD – Network Communication and Digital Culture;

d) PPI – Internet-Related Policies;

e) SLA – Free Software, Open Formats and Standards; and

f) ASTIC – Social Applications of Information and Communications Technology.

The total amount offered in this call is around BRL 20 million, of which BRL 5 million for proposals for APR’s and BRL 15 million for proposals for Thematic Projects. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 9, 2020. Proposals must be submitted through the SAGe system – www.fapesp.br/sage/

With information from FAPESP