Latest news on COVID-19 activities from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Second call for proposals

In April 2021, FAPESP launched a second COVID-19 call for proposals, targeted to the scientific community in the state of São Paulo. The aim of this call, which closed in July, was to support short-term research projects on topics relevant to the management and mitigation of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic not covered in the first call.

Currently, 61 proposals are being analysed and all proposals considered ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’ are being considered. Results will be released on October 31st and will serve as a source of potential partners on COVID 19 for the Humanities and Social Sciences research community.

Learn more about the call for proposals

COVID-19 Research Webinars

In this series of online seminars, Brazilian and foreign researchers discuss news, discoveries and research results related to the advancement of knowledge about COVID-19.

14 webinars have been aired so far with 3 more upcoming episodes this year:

  • October 6: Artificial Intelligence in COVID-19
  • November 3: Implementation Science and COVID-19
  • December 8: Selected projects in First COVID-19 Call for Proposals

Learn more about the webinars


This publication is a COVID-19 Special to summarize all the main actions FAPESP has carried out to date to deal with the pandemic.
Read the publication

FAPESP COVID-19 Data sharing

COVID-19 Data Sharing/BR is a FAPESP initiative in collaboration with the University of São Paulo and with the participation of Fleury Institute, Sírio-Libanês Hospital and Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital. Its goal is to publish open COVID-19 data to contribute to and foster research related to this topic.
Learn more about COVID-19 Data Sharing

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The GloPID-R Secretariat is a project which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101094188.