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CNPq Public Call supports projects in Cerrado and Caatinga biomes

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) launched on August 16 Public Call to support research projects in Integrated and Sustainable Actions to Ensure Water, Energy and Food Security in the Caatinga and Cerrado Biomes. Registration is open until October 2nd and the full call is available at this link.

Proposals must be submitted by a Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institution (ICT) Registered in the Directory of Institutions of CNPq and aim to develop sustainable solutions to ensure, in an integrated manner, water, energy and food security to populations living in the Caatinga and Cerrado biomes.

Projects submitted must be within a funding range of R$ 300,000.00 to R$ 500,000.00. The approved proposals will be funded with resources totaling R$ 5,904,000.00 (five million, nine hundred and four thousand reais) from the MCTIC budget. The final disclosure of the approved will occur on November 30, 2017 on the website of CNPq.


  1. I am a technologist, I worked for 20 years at CNPq, I am retired from the public service and for 25 I have been doing professional work, some of an academic nature, on biodiversity conservation. I was a founder and CEO of Funbio, where I worked for 15 years. I have been a consultant for 10 years, developing projects for NGOs, governments etc. I am a doctor in production engineering from COPPE / UFRJ. I am not affiliated with any R&D academic institution, but I am associated with the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development & #8211; FBDS. I ask, even without a CV Lattes, could I submit project for this call? Or, should I associate with an established researcher?

    • iieb says:

      Dear Pedro Leitão,
      Here are some criteria taken directly from the Public Call that you should consider when submitting a project proposal:
      & #8220; - Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institution (ICT) means a direct or indirect public administration body or entity or a non-profit private entity legally incorporated under Brazilian law, with its registered office and venue. include in its institutional mission or in its social or statutory objective basic or applied
      scientific or technological development or the development of new products, services or processes.
      3.3.2 - The project execution institution should preferably be based in the biome of interest. - When the executing institution is located outside the region covered by the biome of interest, a partnership with at least two ICTs based in that biome is required. - Justification for project coordinated by an ICT based outside the proposed target biome is required. & #8221;

      I hope the information was helpful.

      CEPF Cerrado Team

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