Global Affairs Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil are offering scholarships that will give professors and graduates from both countries the opportunity to conduct team-based research in the other country.
The program, announced on August 8 and funded by the governments of Canada and Brazil, is called ‘Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects.’
The purpose of the program
The partnership between Canadian and Brazilian academics is expected to result in enhanced quality research, which in turn is expected to benefit all academic disciplines. Additionally, this integrative research opportunity is meant to improve the academic discourse in both countries.
The project duration is for two years, with a possibility for a one-year extension.
In previous years, there were approximately 10 Canada-Brazil Awards winners from diverse academic disciplines at every scholarship intake period. Here are some examples of previous projects:
- Queen’s University and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) project on ‘Prosperity through Wellness and Promotion Prior to Conception and During Fetal Life’.
- University of British Columbia and Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) project on ‘Homophilic Social Networks and Games with Purpose’.
- University of Waterloo and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) project on ‘Debugging and Trading Operating Systems for Wireless Sensor Networks’.
An application to the research award is to be submitted by a Canadian professor who would assume the role of Project Lead. However, an application will only be considered complete and become eligible for review once a corresponding application has been submitted to CAPES by the Brazilian Project Lead before the October 11, 2017 deadline.
For the Canadian teams, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs gives funding to no more than five project members or graduate students for up to six months of research in Brazil. The Canadian Project Lead also receives funding for a short-term faculty visit to Brazil once a year. The scholarship value is as follows:
- CAD 7,200 for the Canadian project where members travel for a research exchange for a minimum of four months; or
- CAD 9,700 for the Canadian project where members travel for a research exchange for a minimum of five to six months; or
- CAD 2,700 for the Canadian project where the Project Lead travels for a faculty visit for a minimum of seven days.
For further details on the role of Canadian institutions in the disbursement of funds and possible involvement of a secondary institution visit the Canada-Brazil program page.
Funding for the Brazilian teams is done by CAPES on behalf of the government of Brazil.
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