2017 Call for Proposals: FAPESP-SPRINT Projects

Research opportunity for Emory faculty to collaborate with Brazilian partners

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning’s Brazil Initiative and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) jointly offer seed funding to support the exchange of researchers for scientific and scholarly cooperation.

Four projects have been awarded $10,000 each for joint collaborative research since the program began two years ago:

  • "Neuroepigenetic mechanisms underlying intergenerational inheritance of negative emotional states" - Brian Dias, Emory School of Medicine and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, with University of São Paulo.
  • "Discussion of research projects involving chronic hepatitis B and C antiviral treatment" - Raymond Schinazi, Emory School of Medicine, Emory University Center for AIDS Research, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, with University of São Paulo.
  • "Mapping São Paulo: A University Exchange to Plan a Digital Atlas for Urban Spatial History" - Thomas Rogers, Emory College of Arts and Sciences (History), and Michael Page, Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Environmental Sciences) and the Center for Digital Scholarship, with the Federal University of São Paulo.
  • "Mosquitos and Disease in the City: A Study of Public Health and Its Representation in São Paulo, Brazil" - Uriel Kitron, Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Environmental Sciences), and Ana Catarina Teixeira, Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Spanish and Portuguese), with the Butantan Institute and Museum of Public Health.

The new Call for Proposals is now available (SPRINT 4th Edition 2017):

The Halle Institute for Global Research and Learning encourages Emory faculty with current or potential faculty connections with Brazilian partners in the state of São Paulo to apply for the next round of funding. Full-time tenured, tenure-track, and lecture-track faculty from any of Emory's nine schools are eligible to apply. Proposals that include support for activities involving students are encouraged. Emory will prioritize projects that have institutional impact and include broad collaborations across the University.

The deadline for applications for the SPRINT 4th Edition 2017 is January 29, 2018.

Please direct any questions to Tye Tavaras, assistant director, global strategy and initiatives.