Call for Proposals: FAPESP-SPRINT 2016

Announcing an exciting opportunity for Emory faculty to conduct research with partners at universities in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

In October 2015, as part of the Brazil Initiative, Emory and FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation, launched their first Call for Proposals for SPRINT projects (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) to offer seed funding to support the exchange of researchers and to implement scientific and scholarly cooperation.

In April 2016, two projects were selected to receive $10,000 each for joint collaborative research: “Mapping São Paulo: A University Exchange to Plan a Digital Atlas for Urban Spatial History” (Thomas Rogers – History and Michael Page – Center for Digital Scholarship with the Federal University of São Paulo) and “Mosquitos and Disease in the City: A Study of Public Health and Its Representation in São Paulo, Brazil” (Uriel Kitron – Environmental Sciences and Ana Teixeira – Spanish and Portuguese with the Butantan Institute and Museum of Public Health).

It is now time for the next Call for Proposals (SPRINT 4th edition 2016):

Emory’s Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives and the Halle Institute for Global Learning, through the Brazil Initiative, encourage Emory faculty with current or potential faculty connections with Brazilian universities in the state of São Paulo to apply for the next round of funding.

As stated on the FAPESP website, 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 undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged, and Emory will prioritize projects that have institutional impact and include broad collaborations across the University.

The deadline for applications for the SPRINT – 4th Edition 2016 is January 30, 2017.

Please direct any questions to Jeffrey Lesser, Emory Brazil Initiative.