Visiting Fellows Scheme

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Brazil Visiting Fellows Scheme 2013/14. 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.

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. 

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.

Applications are open for Fellowships that will take place before the end of July 2014. 

Download an application form (PDF - 430KB).

For further information on the scheme, please contact:

University of Birmingham: Dr Marion Fleming-Froy, International Relations

Email: m.flemingfroy@bham.ac.uk

 

 

Science without borders - Reflection

 

Samara Borges, a Bioscience student from the University of Brasilia in Brazil has provided a report of her time at Birmingham as part of the Visiting Fellows Scheme.

 

Read the report.