Young Investigator Award: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

The purpose of the Young Investigator Award is to enable the creation of job opportunities for highly qualified young researchers or group of highly qualified young researchers, especially in emerging research institutions.

The awarded grants, headed by early-career researchers, must be scientifically sound in order to create new research groups in Institutions without research tradition or new research areas in traditional Institutions.

Overview Young Investigator Award

1.      The award is given as a Research Grant.

2.      Young Investigator Award may last up to 48 months, with the possibility of a 12-month extension in exceptional conditions.

3.      The Young Investigator Fellowship, when awarded, may last up to 24 months, always beginning on the first day of each month with the possibility of a 24-month extension, as long as the Fellowship term does not exceed the Award term.

4.      The Young Investigator Fellowship shall not exceed 48 months.

Eligibility / Requirements

1.      Scientific Initiation, Masters, PhD, Direct Doctorate, Post Doctorate, Young Investigator and PIPE “Small Business” Fellowships.

2.      It is allowed to apply for a grant without the support of a research institution. In these cases, if the reviews are positive, the Principal Investigator has 90 days to submit a letter of support from an interested Institution. Only then, FAPESP will proceed to the application final review.

3.      The granted resources depend on the field of the research and the details of the approved project and the decision about the budget takes into consideration the operational conditions of the institutions.

Conditions for applying

Submission dates

Applications may be submitted to FAPESP at any time.

Required documents

1. Abridged CVs for the Principal Investigator and each Associated Researchers

2. Research project of up to 20 pages

3. Two cover pages (one in Portuguese and another one in English) with title of the proposed research project, name of the Principal Investigator, Host Institution and a 20-line summary.

4. Project


Quick Overview————-
Organization São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Fellowship Level Research Awards
Country Brazil
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Rolling


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