Funding available to collaborate with researchers in the State of São Paulo, Brazil


Awards for FAPESP-Imperial SPRINT Scheme Announced

Imperial and FAPESP, the Research Foundation in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 FAPESP-Imperial SPRINT Scheme.

Five projects to build research collaboration between Brazilian and Imperial academics across three Faculties will be jointly funded by Imperial College London and FAPESP with up to £24,000 per project over two years. Funding will support a diverse range of activities such as scientific and technological seminars, specialised workshops, symposia, as well as short-term staff exchange and mobility in both London and the state of State of São Paulo. Topics being covered as part of the funded projects range from research related to the Zika virus to a project aiming to improve an existing integrated assessment model of the global energy system – further details are below.  

Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with FAPESP in 2013, in addition to the 5 projects being funded under this round, 13 projects have received funding, which has greatly supported the strengthening of Imperial’s collaboration with Brazilian partners.

For further information on this scheme, please contact Ciaran Moynihan, Senior International Relations Officer (Americas). 

FAPESP-Imperial SPRINT Scheme – 2017 Winners

Imperial Lead Applicant



Partner Institution

Project Title

Hawkes, Adam

Chemical Engineering


University of Sao Paulo (USP)

UK-Brazil collaboration on the new integrated assessment model MUSE

Hansell, Anna

School of Public Health


University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Using big data for small area studies: developing a new UK-Brazil partnership

Altmann, Daniel



University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Further studies -­ CD4 T cell immune correlates of Zika virus exposure

de Silva, Thushan



University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Application of Systems Vaccinology to identify key host-microbiome interactions that determine mucosal influenza vaccine immunogenicity

van Strien, Sebastian


Natural Sciences

Instituto de Matematica e Estatistica. Universidade de Sao Paulo (IME-USP)

Real and complex one-dimensional dynamics