Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects
Academic Unit: Inquire with Unit
Memorial Deadline: Thursday 21st, November 2019
External Deadline: Tuesday 26th, November 2019
The Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects support exchanges of research teams collaborating on bilateral research projects. The projects must engage in collaborative research in mutually beneficial areas of research that is of benefit to both Canada and Brazil. Applicants must clearly explain the advantages of the partnership for both countries, and indicate if a joint peer-reviewed article or book publication is anticipated upon completion of the project.
Award value and duration
Funding for the Canada-Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects is made available by Global Affairs Canada through its legal title: the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD).
Project activities should be scheduled over 24 months and must begin between April 2020 and September 2020.
Duration of the projects
The project duration is two years.
On behalf of the Government of Canada, DFATD provides funding for a maximum of five Canadian Project Members (graduate students) per project, per year for a maximum period of six 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:
- A) CAD 7,200 for the Canadian Project where Members will travel for a research exchange for a minimum period of four months; or
- B) CAD 9,700 for the Canadian Project where Members will travel for a research exchange for a minimum of five to six months; or
- C) CAD 2,700 for the Canadian Project where the Lead will travel for a faculty visit for a minimum period of seven days.
In addition to the funds allocated to the Canadian Project Lead and Project Members, the Canadian institution may also claim CAD 500 per member to assist with administrative costs associated with the joint research project.
Canadian Project Members (graduate students) can divide their exchanges into more than one trip to Brazil with the permission of their Brazilian partner. To receive the full scholarship amount, their combined exchange period must be a minimum of four months for projects in Category A or a minimum of five to six months for projects in Category B. If the participants travel to Brazil for less than the minimum durations, the funding will be prorated.
Canadian institutions will disburse funds to the Canadian Project Members and Project Lead to contribute to the following costs:
- visa and/or study/work permit expenses;
- return airfare, to Brazil by the most direct and economical route;
- health insurance;
- living expenses;
- ground transportation expenses; and
- books and supplies required for the research, excluding computers and similar devices.
Canadian institutions may include a second Canadian institution providing one institution acts as the lead institution and be identified as such in the proposal.
Additional information can be found at the EduCanada webpage.