The Theme-oriented Programs aim to support research that promotes the advancement of knowledge frontiers, their applications in respectively related areas and their contribution for public policy formulation.
Applications-oriented Research Programs (Business and Government) support research with the potential of developing new technologies and practical application in the various areas of knowledge, along with the state government's Science, Technology and Innovation policy.
These programs aim to provide modernization of research facilities and collections recovery at the higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo, through the subprograms defined for this FAPESP line of support. Since 1995, these programs have contributed with positive results for the São Paulo science and technology system.
FAPESP José Reis Program for the Encouragement of Scientific Journalism (MídiaCiência) aims to encourage the advancement of knowledge as well as to provide investment in research which has economic or social interest and clear application objectives. The program promotes opportunities for building capacity of science dissemination professionals by means of undergraduate and graduate scholarships.