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PSAS Co-designing Biodiversity Assessments 2024

Deadline: 11th of March, 2024

SPSAS Co-designing Biodiversity Assessments aims to engage young scientists and environmental technicians in creating, obtaining, and analyzing biodiversity data to support successful environmental action programs and policies.

They intend to incorporate major taxa’s biodiversity in genetic, phylogenetic, functional, and sociocultural aspects, as well as establish comprehensive and adaptive evaluation techniques that satisfy real-world demands.

Biodiversity or biological diversity refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is a measure of variety at the genetic, species, and ecological levels. Biodiversity is not uniformly distributed over the planet; it is often higher in the tropics because to the warm environment and strong primary production in the region around the equator.

60 participants will be selected, 30 from Brazil and 30 from other countries. Doctoral students and recent doctoral researchers and professionals from governmental environmental bodies and/or non-governmental organizations may apply.

The selection will take into account geographic and gender representation, aiming to promote the diversity of training and experience of the School’s participants.


  • SPSAS – Biodiversity is funded by FAPESP, with support from other agencies and institutions. There are no tuition costs, and financial support is avaible to cover travel and expenses for participants without their own funding.


  • Young researchers (especially PhD students and postdocs) and technicians (analysts, researchers) from government agencies and NGOs in the environmental field, both from Brazil and other countries.
  • Brazilian nationals or long-term residents (this includes foreign PhD candidates affiliated with a Brazilian institution and professionals with long-term contracts or permanent positions in Brazil).
  • Other nationalities (including Brazilians who are long-term overseas residents, such as PhD candidates or professionals with long-term contracts or permanent positions in other countries).



  • Curriculum vitae, prioritizing the relationship between the candidate’s area of ​​training/activity and the School’s theme, as well as their academic merit.
  • Motivation letter, in which the candidate must explain the reasons for applying to the School and how their participation will benefit their future training and work.
  • Sufficient fluency to communicate in English, declared on the application form by candidates.

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