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Opportunities for Faculty

There are several opportunities for funding Rice faculty who wish to travel and strengthen collaborations in Brazil, as well as opportunities to invite research partners for research projects, proposals, conferences, and teaching opportunities.  Funding opportunities can be found through specific Rice initiatives as well as through Brazilian/U.S. government agencies. To learn more, please find the links provided below or contact Brasil@Rice for more information.

Brasil@Rice Collaborative Travel Grant
Rice Faculty Traveling to Brazil (outbound)
(Application – Word)(Application – PDF)

The Brasil@Rice Office offers a limited number of travel awards for Rice tenured and tenure-track faculty interested in identifying and/or meeting with existing collaborators from Brazilian universities or research institutions. Applications are accepted bianually with a review period of 6-8 weeks. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Deadlines for 2016-2017 are October 28, 2016 and March 17, 2017.

Inviting Brazilian Research Partners to Rice (inbound)
(Application – Word) (Application – PDF)

The Brasil@Rice Office offers a limited number of travel awards for Rice tenured and tenure-track faculty interested in bringing collaborators from Brazilian universities and/or research institutions to Rice. Applications are accepted bianually with a review period of 6-8 weeks. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Deadlines for 2016-2017 are October 28, 2016 and March 17, 2017.

Rice Creative Ventures

Rice is committed to supporting and amplifying faculty’s creative scholarship and research, and the Creative Ventures Funds are one set of opportunities available to the Rice faculty for this purpose.

Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras)

  • Young Talents – For young researchers who have excelled both qualitatively and quantitatively in their scientific or technological career to receive funding and resources to perform a two to three year-long research project in Brazil.
  • Special Visiting Researchers – For researchers who are recognized internationally as leaders in priority areas of the Science Without Borders program for the purpose of conducting projects with Brazilian research groups.
  • Finding academic partners in Brazil

CNPq/ Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development

  • Visiting Researcher Program (PVE) – (em português) For internationally-recognized researchers who will foster exchange and international cooperation through their work and commit to living one month in Brazil per year for up to three years.

CAPES/ Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel

  • Visiting Professor Program – PVE – (em português) For a duration of 15 days to 12 months with the goal of bringing innovation to Brazilian doctorate programs.
    (in Portuguese)

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program