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Utilization of Institucional Over Head for Support the Research in FZEA

Grant number: 19/27020-8
Support type:Research Grants - Technical Reserve for Institutional Research Infrastructure
Duration: March 01, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Pathology
Principal Investigator:Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio
Grantee:Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio
Home Institution: Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Pirassununga , SP, Brazil


The Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering FZEA / USP has been experiencing large growth in recent years, from a total of 80 students in 1993 when it was founded, to the current 1,711 students (undergraduate and postgraduate), with all undergraduate classes fully implemented in 2019. This growth, while very beneficial for research, as it allows for a significant increase in critical mass, gives rise to a certain priority in resources for small infrastructure works for research development, and supporting researchers who have demands to develop their projects. It is therefore necessary to ensure that researchers who are developing these proposals the minimum necessary infrastructure conditions. Given the difficulty of doing this with the Institutional budget, this project for the use of the Technical Reserve portion for FAPESP's institutional infrastructure costs is of paramount importance in this phase of growth. In this sense, the present proposal for infrastructure investment with FAPESP Institutional Technical Reserve resources was designed to support the demands of collective research infrastructure. As already commented, the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering is still expanding with respect to research infrastructure, and additional resources are always welcome until all research areas are fully implemented and consolidated. The amount of the funds allocated to the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering (2019 - Base 2018) was mainly directed to the Revitalization Program of the Electric Network and Gas Network of buildings that comprise the various sectors and research areas. In 2019, we focused on the request for improvements to the electrical networks of various laboratories and the adequacy of gas networks, in compliance with the current legislation of the State of São Paulo. In addition, a lower amount is being claimed for equipment maintenance and thermal improvement for multiuser environments, with increased acquisition of air conditioners. We therefore claim these improvements for our Institution's research environments. (AU)