Research at the cutting edge of knowledge

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) supports Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) selected for funding for a period of up to eleven years. Each RIDC is expected to establish hub of excellent research in focus area, and must actively seek out and develop opportunities to have its research results contribute to high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Science

The Center for Metropolitan Studies is selecting candidates for three post-doctoral positions at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning in São Paulo.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Biochemistry

Project at REDOXOME will investigate the correlation between uric acid levels, uric acid oxidation and sepsis progression.

Social isolation and face covering reduced SARS-CoV-2 spread by 15% in São Paulo

Developed by RIDC CeMEAI, a mathematical model applied to the period between mid-March and early May also estimated that these public health measures reduced the peak of transmission by 25% in Brasília.

Photodynamic therapy can combat secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

Researchers at the Optics and Photonics Research Center, supported by FAPESP, advocate the technique as an additional treatment for patients with the disease.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Data Science and Visualization

A project at RIDC CeMEAI aims to develop techniques for analyzing spatio-temporal data to identify criminal patterns and predict crime.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Neuromathematics

RIDC NeuroMat announces research opportunities related to three different research lines, each of them hosted by a specific institution in São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto and Campinas.

Discovery of immune mechanism involved in COVID-19 paves way for novel therapy

Study conducted by the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases shows that drug currently used to treat cystic fibrosis can help prevent complications from infection by SARS-CoV-2.

São Paulo-based company develops fabric that eliminates novel coronavirus by contact

In laboratory tests, the material inactivated 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 in two minutes. The technology developed by a spin-off from RIDC CDMF will be used to produce face masks and hospital apparel.

Dreams can reveal how people are adapting to the “new normal”

Brazilian researchers showed that the degree of suffering caused by the pandemic and social isolation can be measured by interpreting dream narratives with the aid of speech analysis tools.

System forecasts hospital demand for personal protective equipment

The open-access tool was developed in Brazil by researchers at the Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry to minimize the risk of shortages and overspending.