UNESP/Birmingham Visiting Fellows

 

 Prof Cesar R Foschini - 100dpi  

Professor Dr. Cesar R. Foschini from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UNESP, Bauru,  spent  four weeks (from September 12th to October 12th 2015) at the School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Birmingham collaborating with Professor Liam Grover.  During this time Prof. Foschini had the opportunity to meet with several faculty members in various departments to cement relations, discuss potential projects for combined research and development efforts between both of institutions. Potential venues for future mutual visits of faculty and post-doctoral scholars was also explored during the fellowship period. During his work here in the group at the University of Birmingham, Prof. Foschini focused on the synthesis of biomaterials such as hydroxyapatite, brushite and pyrophosphates as possible candidates for biomedical application and investigated how these materials may be harnessed to form bioresponsive ceramics.

 

 

Call for proposals for 2016/17 now closed

Universidade Estadual Paulista 'Júlio de Mesquita Filho' (UNESP), of São Paulo, Brazil and the University of Birmingham (UoB), of Birmingham, United Kingdom are inviting proposals to a joint scheme of travel fellowships for staff at the two universities to encourage the development of collaborations between the two institutions.

Two permanent early career academic staff from UNESP (full or part-time) and two permanent early career staff from UoB (full or part-time) will be selected for fellowships of one to three months duration, during which time they will be visiting researchers at the other university. These fellowships are designed to build lasting research links between the two institutions.

Proposals are not restricted by subject. However, in order to build the most effective links, preference will be given to fellowship applications that involve staff from the equivalent Schools or Departments at UNESP and UoB visiting the other institution.

The call for applications is now open and the deadline for applications is 3rd October 2016. Fellowships will be determined and awarded by each university according to their own processes and results will be announced on 31st October 2016. Fellowships must take place between November 2016 and March 2017.

 

Financial details

For visiting research fellows from UoB to UNESP:

UNESP will pay the following:

  • A contribution towards accommodation and subsistence (to a maximum of £1000 per month).

 UoB will pay the following:

  • The cost of the return flight to Brazil;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Visa costs.

 

For visiting research fellows from UNESP to UoB:

UNESP will pay the following:

  • The cost of the return flight to the UK;
  • Travel insurance.

 UoB will pay the following:

  • A contribution towards accommodation and subsistence (to a maximum of £1500 per month).

 

 

Further details and particulars of application may be obtained from:

For UoB:

Richard Brunt (r.brunt@bham.ac.uk)

 

For UNESP:

Mrs. Patrícia Spadaro (pspadaro@reitoria.unesp.br)