BRICS STI Framework Programme

Coordinated call for BRICS multilateral projects – Pilot call 2016



Call is closed.



As part of the BRICS STI Framework Programme the following research funding organizations from the BRICS countries have agreed to jointly establish a new scheme for funding multilateral cooperative activities:



National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)



Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE)

Ministry of Education and Science (MON)

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)



Department of Science and Technology (DST)



Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


South Africa:

Department of Science and Technology (DST)

National Research Foundation (NRF)



The participating funding organizations invited researchers from their countries to identify potential partners in at least two other BRICS countries and to jointly prepare proposals for cooperative research projects in the thematic areas of the call.


The call was announced on 18th May 2016 and was open until 25th August 2016, 17:00 Moscow Time (UTC+3)


Collaborative multilateral basic, applied and innovation research projects in 10 thematic areas could be submitted in response to the call:


(a) Prevention and monitoring of natural disasters

(b) Water resources and pollution treatment

(c) Geospatial technology and its applications

(d) New and renewable energy, and energy efficiency

(e) Astronomy

(f) Biotechnology and biomedicine including human health and neuroscience

(g) Information technologies and high performance computing

(h) Ocean and polar science and technology

(i) Material science including nanotechnology

(j) Photonics


The Call generated great interest among the BRICS research communities with 320 proposals submitted in response to the Call.


26 projects in 10 thematic areas have been selected for support as an outcome of the call.


To find out more on the selected projects please visit "PROJECTS" section.