FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. Besides funding research in all fields, the foundation supports large research programs in Biodiversity, Bioenergy, Global Climate Change and in e-Science.
FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. The international cooperation covers a broad range of countries and agencies including the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in Germany.
FAPESP offers programs to support foreign scientists willing to work in research institutions in the state of São Paulo: post-doctoral fellowships, young investigator awards, and visiting researcher grants.