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Program RIDC


The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) funds Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) for up to eleven years, subject to favorable reviews in years 2, 4 and 7.

Established by FAPESP in 1998, the RIDC Program funds research projects that address transformative questions regarding current knowledge and whose results can have positive impacts on society. RIDCs are expected to conduct ambitious and excellent research on relevant themes in their respective knowledge areas.
The program strives to gather scientists around questions of basic research or application-oriented projects, to enable them to form world-class research centers.

In addition, each RIDC must actively develop opportunities whereby to research results show commercially and/or socially relevant high-impact applications, as well as contributing to education and dissemination of knowledge.

The first call for RIDCs in 2000 led to the creation of 11 centers in all knowledge areas. Currently there are 22 RIDCs. Since 2021, FAPESP organizes calls for proposals of new Centers in different areas: health, biological, agricultural and veterinary sciences (in 2021); human and social sciences, architecture and urbanism, economics and administration (in 2022); and exact sciences, earth sciences and engineering (in 2023).

The first call for proposals for the CEPID Program was launched in 2000 and selected 11 centers. Since 2021, FAPESP has started to organize annual calls for new CEPIDs in different areas of knowledge. Currently, there are 22 active CEPIDs.


Cutting Edge Research
Long-term funding (10+years) for multi-institutional research centers of excellence, in all areas of knowledge (folder with supported projects)


FAPESP publications about the RIDC: