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Pre-proposal deadline 30th July 2021

[Joint call SYNERGY FRB-CESAB / SinBiose / FAPESP / CEBA] Biodiversity in the neotropical realm

Joint call SYNERGY between the CEntre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity of the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB-CESAB), the Brazilian Synthesis Center on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (SinBiose), the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the French Laboratory of Excellence CEBA (CEnter for the study of Biodiversity in Amazonia).

[Joint call SYNERGY FRB-CESAB / SinBiose / FAPESP / CEBA] Biodiversity in the neotropical realm

In partnership with SinBiose, FAPESP, and LabEX CEBA, the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB) opened a call for research projects through its Center for Biodiversity Synthesis and Analysis (CESAB), to fund two innovative research projects on biodiversity in the neotropical realm. The submitted projects can be in the fields of natural sciences and/or social and human sciences and should aim at developing the synthesis of ideas and concepts and/or the analysis of existing data.


The call is restricted to terrestrial biomes only (i.e., excluding marine biology) and to tropical South America, Central America and/or Caribbean Islands.


The selected projects will be funded for a period of three years, including: the recruitment of a post-doctoral fellow based in Brazil and working on the project for two years, the organization of four meetings (two in France, at CESAB in Montpellier and two in Brazil in the state of São Paulo) and the promotion and publication of the results. Logistical, technical and administrative support will also be provided.  


The projects will be coordinated by two co-PIs, one affiliated to a French research institute and the other with a laboratory in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil, and will be made of 10 experts in total.


Find here the full description of the call and the appendix.


Two projects were selected:


The relationship between soil macrofauna biodiversity and ecosystem services delivery across land use systems in neotropical rainforest biomes

Principal investigators: Jérôme MATHIEU (Sorbonne Université, France) and Miguel COOPER (University of Sao Paulo, Brésil)


Networks of Fungal Interactions in the Neotropics

Principal investigators: Mélanie ROY (Université de Toulouse, France) and Paulo GUIMARAES (University of Sao Paulo, Brésil)

useful information




• Opening of the call:

10the May 2021


• Pre-Proposal deadline:

30th July 2021, 12:00 CEST


• Pre-proposal selection:

30th September 2021


• Proposal deadline:

10th December 2021, 18:00 CET


• Proposal selection:

mid-March 2022

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