The objective of the São Paulo School of Advanced Science Sustainable and Inclusive AMAZONIA is to provide young post-doctoral fellows (and PhD candidates) with a multi and interdisciplinary vision, based on science and valuing indigenous and traditional knowledge, of the main problems that have historically hindered sustainable development, conservation, and social inclusion in the Amazon. It also aims to discuss the existing alternatives to these fronts and jointly build with these young scientists, new proposals to solve these problems.

The SPSAS AMAZONIA is structured in 3 main Modules:

  • Module 1 – The Amazon territory and its sustainability;
  • Module 2 Amazonians as protagonists of biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation;
  • Module 3 – The Amazon and its inhabitants in harmony  with its environment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Who can apply

This School is for young researchers that got his/her PhD from 2015 onward. Exceptionally PhD candidates (graduate students, currently registered in the last year of their Doctoral/PhD courses), can also be accepted. We encourage applications from students from different academic disciplines (natural, social, and human sciences, engineering, communication) provided their academic work and study is related to the themes of the school and related topics.

Approximately 90 applicants, 45 from Brazil and 45 from other countries will be selected to participate in this School of Advanced Science. Priority will be given to participants that have been born or have carried out undergraduate courses in the region, and are studying the Amazon in their research or thesis. Indigenous and Afro-descendent candidates will also be eligible for bonuses, at the discretion of the Organizing Committee

Participants will be selected based on the quality of their curriculum vitae, by the analysis of the letter of interest, in which the candidate must describe the reasons that led their to enrol in this School of Advanced Science and how their participation will benefit their research in the future, and by the analysis of the letter of recommendation.

To promote the diversity of the SPSAS AMAZONIA participants, equity in ethnic and gender representation will also be considered.

Deadline for applications

August, 19th, 2022 – 12:00 (Brasília Time – GTM-03)

Selection results

Applicants should expect to receive notification from the organizing committee from the 30th of September onward. The result will also be published here on the ESPCA Sustainable and Inclusive AMAZONIA website.


FAPESP will cover the costs of accommodation and meals for selected participants. The funding does not imply any institutional relationship with FAPESP or remuneration in kind. 

Limited funds are available to cover the travel costs of participants whose institutions cannot afford such costs. Please indicate if your participation depends on these travel subsidies to pay for your tickets, as accommodation and meals are already covered by the organization.

Each foreign participant will have to bear the costs of health insurance for the duration of the School (if you are not able to cover this cost, please contact the School’s organization).

IMPORTANT: The final acceptance in the SPSAS AMAZONIA will depend on sending the receipt of your Travel Insurance to the organization of the School.

Application Form

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    Application Documents

    Attachment - To complete your application form, please upload a PDF version of the following documents (max. of 2MB each document).

    Curriculum Vitae (in the model suggested by FAPESP - 4 pages max. -

    Letter of intent explaining:

    • 1 - Why are you interested in participating in the São Paulo School of Advanced Science Sustainable and Inclusive Amazon?
    • 2 - How can this training activity contribute to your current research?
    • 3 - What will be the application of the knowledge acquired in your future professional development?
    • 4 - What other benefits do you see in having this experience with young researchers from other countries?

    Letter of Recommendation - issued by your Supervisor or letterhead if you are a PhD student, by the Principal Investigator of the project you are engaged with if you are a postdoctoral fellow, or by your former supervisor(s) if you are a young researcher:

    Document from your university attesting that you are enrolled in the final year of your PhD program if you are a PhD student

    If you are a PhD student: A 1 page (1200 characters max., including spaces) summary of your research project, with Title, Summary, Key Words and your supervisor's institution.

    All documents must be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered

    Personal Information

    If Brazilian:

    If foreigner:

    To promote the diversity of the School's participants, equity in ethnic and gender representation will also be considered


    Ethnicity (select only if applicable)

    Current academic affiliation

    *Do you have an official affiliation with this institution?

    Other skills - Let us know about any other skills you have that may be considered relevant to the theme of this Advanced School (e.g., statistical analysis, geographical information system, ocean or climate modeling, conflict resolution etc.). (Maximum number of characters: 2000, including spaces)