We are pleased to announce the launch of the Brazil Visiting Fellows Scheme 2013. The scheme will provide 10 early career university lecturers or post-doctoral researchers currently working at recognised universities in Brazil the opportunity to spend three months at the University of Birmingham carrying out identified research projects.
The aims of the Scheme are to:
Support the professional development of early career researchers at Brazilian universities
Enable Visiting Fellows to obtain insight into the organisation and conduct of research, training and administration at Birmingham University
Promote research collaboration between leading groups in Birmingham and Brazil through projects undertaken initially in the UK
Support partnership development and collaboration between the University of Birmingham and institutions in Brazil
We welcome applications to any subject area, particularly our priority subject areas:
Energy, with particular reference to oil and gas, bioenergy, sustainable energy, carbon capture and storage, nuclear energy and energy policy
Optimising sustained and health-conducive participation in youth sport
How will Brazil's role as the host of forthcoming sports mega-events impact on:
1) Increase in physical activity among citizens
2) Brazilian 'power' and 'image' on the world stage and / or
3) Increased tourism and urban regeneration
The scheme will provide each Visiting Fellow with travel expenses of up to £850 and a monthly stipend of £1200 for three months to help cover living expenses and accommodation. Accommodation will be booked on Fellows' behalf and the cost deducted from the stipend.
Applications are now open for Fellowships that will take place between April and June 2013. DEADLINE EXTENDED until 25 January 2013.
A number of joint activities will be organised for Visiting Fellows during their stay in the UK, including a welcome reception, induction and social events.
Download an application form (PDF - 324KB).
For further information on the scheme, please contact:
University of Birmingham: Dr Marion Fleming-Froy, International Relations