Pump-priming awards supported by BBSRC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) are for BBSRC-supported researchers and consortia of academics.
They are to pump-prime collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in São Paulo state. Funding of up to £35,000 for the UK side is mainly for networking and travel, but can also include some modest research costs. Brazilian counterparts should apply for equivalent funding from FAPESP.
You should apply at least 12 weeks before the start of your project.