The FUNBIO grants program announces support for 37 new projects in the fourth edition
In line with its mission of channeling strategic resources into biodiversity conservation, since 2018 FUNBIO has been supporting master’s degree and doctoral research. In 2021, the program selected 37 projects from the nearly 400 applications received. Partnered by the Instituto Humanize since day one, and with the Fundação Eurofins onboard this year, the FUNBIO grants program has already funded 97 projects at 36 universities (61% of the grants holders were women). Among the initiatives backed thus far is a first-of-its-kind survey of coronaviruses hosted by Cerrado bats and a behavioral study of Aedes aegipty, the mosquito known to transmit various tropical diseases, such as dengue and chikungunya. The study looks at how the species is likely to react under a global warming scenario.