Canada- Brazil Awards- Joint Research Projects *new deadlines posted March 5, 2015

Sponsor

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Program

Canada- Brazil Awards- Joint Research Project

For More Information

Please visit the program’s website for program guidelines and online application.

Description

The objective of this scholarship program is to support team-oriented research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities in key areas of mutual cooperation.  The Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects provide scholarships for exchanges of researchers and graduate students in support of reciprocal, team-based research projects.

Eligibility

  • Eligible Project Lead: must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, current active faculty member, (includes Professors Emeritus), must have held the title of doctor for at least four years, and must be proficient in English or French. 
  • Eligible Project Members: must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, must be full time enrolled graduate students (both Masters and PhD students) with the agreement of their Brazil partner institution, and must be proficient in English or French.

Funding Availability

Funding provided for a maximum of five (5) Canadian project members (graduate students) per project, per year for a maximum period of six (6) months in Brazil. Funding will also be provided to the Canadian Project Lead for a short-term faculty visit to Brazil per year.

The scholarship value is:

  • $2,700 CAN for the Canadian Project lead for a minimum period of seven days;

  • $7,200 CAN for Canadian project members for research exchanges of four months; or

  • $9,700 CAN for Canadian project members for research exchanges of five to six months.

Eligible costs:

  • visa and/or study/work permit expenses;

  • funding for the most economical round trip economy class ticket;

  • funding for health insurance;

  • living allowance; and

  • required books, supplies, and equipment, not including computers.

Brazilian teams: On behalf of the Government of Brazil, the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) will provide funding for the Brazilian team. Information regarding scholarship values related to the Brazil project team can be accessed on the CAPES website (Portuguese only).

Indirect Costs

$300 CAN per project member

Project Duration

Project activities should be scheduled over 24 months and must begin between July 2, 2015, and February 1, 2016. Projects may also be considered for an additional two years of funding based on merit, show of need and availability of funding.

Special Notes

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) REQUIRED: There must be a MOU or written agreement between the collaborating Canadian (i.e., University of Guelph) and Brazilian institutions in place PRIOR to submission of the application.  The MOU must indicate that the institutions intend to collaborate on the same research project and that both institutions agree to waive tuition fees for the students they are hosting.  The Office of Research Services will coordinate with the Centre for International Programs with respect to the terms of the MOUs.

Brazilian teams: On behalf of the Government of Brazil, the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) will provide funding for the Brazilian team. Information regarding scholarship values related to the Brazil project team can be accessed on the CAPES website (Portuguese only).

Deadlines

If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

TypeDateNotes
External Deadline

to sponsor.

How to Apply

Researcher must submit application including all supporting documents through the online submission portal.

For Questions, please contact

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD)
Canadian International Scholarship Program
Email: scholarships-bourses@cbie.ca 
Telephone:(613) 237-4820

Lynne Mitchell
Centre for International Programs
Phone: 519-824-4120 x56914
Email: lmitchel@uoguelph.ca 

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x54807
mgrimes@uoguelph.ca

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