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Healthy Urban Living and the Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus: UK-Brazil Calls for Collaborative Research

Proposals are invited for collaborative projects between the UK and Brazil which contribute to the economic development and welfare of Brazil within the areas of Healthy Urban Living and the Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus. The calls will form part of the Newton Fund commitment to develop bilateral research partnerships and enhance the global research community through developing knowledge. The calls are supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Brazilian State Funding Agencies: FACEPE; FAPEAL; FAPES; FAPEPI; FAPITEC; FUNDECT; FAPESP; FAPEAM; FAPEG; FAPEMIG; FAPDF; FAPERGS; FUNDAÇÃO ARAUCÁRIA; FAPEMA; FAPERJ; FAPESC, co-ordinated by the National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) and the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), with additional support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) under the Healthy Urban Living call, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) under the Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus call.

To support these calls the following budgets are available:

Healthy Urban Living – Up to £2.5 million (100 percent fEC) is available from the ESRC, MRC and AHRC to support UK researchers, with matched equivalent effort from the participating FAPs to support Brazilian researchers. The funders expect to make six to eight awards under this call.

Proposals should clearly identify one or more of these themes as the focus of the research project and demonstrate how it will be applied to the development of Healthy Urban Living.

  • Urban design, planning, housing and infrastructure
  • Communities, culture and heritage
  • Leadership, governance and institutions

In addition all proposals must address ‘Health inequalities and justice’. All projects must be led by social science, however we strongly encourage interdisciplinary research. The call is open to a variety of different methodologies.

Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus – Up to £1.25 million (100 percent fEC) is available from the ESRC to support UK researchers, with matched equivalent effort from the participating FAPs to support Brazilian researchers. The funders expect to make three to five awards under this call.

Proposals should clearly identify one or more of these themes as the focus of the research project and demonstrate how it will be applied to the development of the Social Science of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

  • Measuring, modelling and understanding the Nexus
  • Innovation for sustainable transformations
  • The political economy and governance of the Nexus
  • Human welfare, development and the Nexus

All proposals should aim to include effective interdisciplinary working to address these complex and connected issues. UK proposals will need to show 100 per cent of full Economic Cost of the proposed research. The Research Councils will meet 80 per cent of the full economic costs on proposals submitted.

For further information about the two calls, eligibility, funding rules and guidance, please refer to the documents below.

Full proposals should be submitted to ESRC and FAPESP/CNPq by 16.00BST/12.00 Midday Brasilia Time, 2 July 2015.

Further information

Contacts

If you have any questions or would like further information about the call, please contact:

UK

Enquiries relating to technical aspects of the Je-S form should be addressed to:

Brazil