Funding opportunity: Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects

Published: 25 January 2015

"Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is pleased to launch the competition for the Canada-Brazil Awards - Joint Research Projects for research projects taking place between June 2015 and August 2017. The Canada-Brazil Awards-Joint Research Projects provide scholarships for exchanges of researchers and graduate students in support of reciprocal, team-based research projects between Canadian and Brazilian universities in key areas of mutual cooperation.

Canadian professors who will take on the role of Project Lead are invited to submit applications for projects that engage in collaborative research in key academic areas of bilateral cooperation leading to an eventual publication.

The Brazilian Project Lead will need to apply directly to CAPES, using the application forms and program guidelines issued by their government. This same competition is also expected to be launched in Brazil shortly. Interested Canadian institutions are encouraged to contact potential Brazilian partners before the end of December to establish communication before the Brazilian summer."

For more information, visit:

McGill University/Office of Sponsored Research Deadline: February 2, 2015

"Please contact the relevant OSR person to determine if an existing MOU is in place between McGill and your Brazilian partner, a mandatory requirement for submission. If not, an MOU will need to be actioned ASAP, a process that can take several weeks."

DFATD Deadline: March 2, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

"The partners must complete the two-stage online application process by the stated deadline."
1. The Canadian lead-professor must complete and submit the DFATD online application form and upload the supporting documents as requested.
2. The Brazilian lead-professor must complete and submit the application to the Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) per its requirements.

Please contact the relevant person from your sector.

Biomedical and Health Sciences (BHS): martyn.liness [at] (Martyn Liness) (Grants & Agreements Officer)

Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) [at] (Linda Kemp) (Grants & Agreements Officer)

 Social Science and Humanities (SSH)amy.larin [at] (Amy Larin) (Senior Grants & Agreements Officer)

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