Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects, 2017

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Applicants are invited to apply for Canada-Brazil Research Awards programme. These awards are open to promote the mobility of both Canadian and Brazilian research students.

The aim of the awards is to support team-oriented research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities collaborating in mutually beneficial areas of research.

The Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects is the first scholarship program created in the context of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning Academic Mobility and Scientific Cooperation signed in August 2010 between the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada and the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) of Brazil.

Course Level: These awards are available to pursue the research programme.

Study Subject: These awards are available in all academic disciplines.

Scholarship Award:  These awards will cover the followings:

Canada

  • CAD 7,200 for the Canadian Project where Members will travel for a research exchange for a minimum period of four months; or
  • CAD 9,700 for the Canadian Project where Members will travel for a research exchange for a minimum of five to six months; or
  • CAD 2,700 for the Canadian Project where the Lead will travel for a faculty visit for a minimum period of seven days.
  • In addition to the funds allocated to the Canadian Project Lead and Project Members, the Canadian institution may also claim CAD 300 per member to assist with administrative costs associated with the joint research project.
  • Canadian Project Members (graduate students) can divide their exchanges into more than one trip to Brazil with the permission of their Brazilian partner. To receive the full scholarship amount, their combined exchange period must be a minimum of four months for projects in Category A or a minimum of five to six months for projects in Category B. If the participants travel to Brazil for less than the minimum durations, the funding will be prorated.
  • Canadian institutions will disburse funds to the Canadian Project Members and Project Lead to contribute to the following costs:
  • Visa and/or study/work permit expenses;
  • Return airfare, to Brazil by the most direct and economical route;
  • Health insurance;
  • Living expenses;
  • Ground transportation expenses; and
  • Books and supplies required for the research, excluding computers and similar devices.

Brazil

  • On behalf of the Government of Brazil, CAPES will provide funding for the Brazilian team. Information regarding the project funding and scholarship values related to the Brazil project team can be accessed on the CAPES website (Portuguese only).

Numbers of Scholarships:  Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • This competition is open to research teams from Canadian and Brazilian universities. The coordination of the project will be the responsibility of both the Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads and the teams will consist of graduate Project Members from Canadian institutions and PhD Project Members from Brazilian institutions.
  • Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads:
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the country of their institution;
  • Must be active faculty members or academic staff on sabbatical leave, of a recognized higher education or equivalent degree granting institution;
  • Must hold a PhD and must have held the title of doctor for at least four years;
  • Must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French); and
  • Who has retired faculty members are not eligible?
  • Canadian and Brazilian Project Members:
  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the country of their institution;
  • Must be graduate students – Canadian institutions may propose both master and PhD students with the agreement of their Brazil partner institution;
  • Must be enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution in their country of origin and paying the tuition fees required by that institution for the full duration of the exchange;
  • Must be proficient in the language of instruction at the Canadian institution (English or French), and already participating in an exchange program in Canada or in Brazil are not eligible.

Nationality: Canadian and Brazilian applicants are eligible for these awards.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be PhD.

English Language Requirement:  Applicants must be proficient in English language.

Research Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply through the online processor.

  • Reference letters (two) for the Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads: a short letter in English or in French provided by a department head, for each of the two Project Leads validating their academic achievements and supporting their ability to lead the project (maximum one page).
  • Resumes (two) of the Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads one resume for each of the two Project Leads, listing recent scholarly publications, scholarships and awards. Each document should not exceed three pages.
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency (two) for the Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads copies of passports or national identity documents with valid dates. NOTE: Both the Canadian and Brazilian Project Leads’ proof of citizenship or permanent residency must be uploaded with the resume.
  • Privacy Notice Statement: a copy of the Privacy Notice Statement for non-Canadian participants signed by the Brazilian Project Lead.
  • Memorandum of Understanding or written agreement: a copy of this document is required and must be signed by authorized representatives of the collaborating Canadian and Brazilian institutions.

Online application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 11, 2017.

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