UMD and São Paulo Research Foundation Announce Opportunities for International Research Collaboration

UMD and São Paulo Research Foundation Announce Opportunities for International Research Collaboration

The University of Maryland (UMD) and the São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP) have announced opportunities for faculty to participate in Joint Research Workshops to explore research collaboration.

The two institutions established a partnership in March 2015 to foster scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from UMD and universities from the state of São Paulo, Brazil by funding Joint Research Workshops.

“We are excited to see these research collaborations develop between our faculty members and researchers in São Paulo,” said Vice President and Chief Research Officer Patrick O’Shea. “International partnerships like our collaboration with FAPESP help broaden the impact of our research and diversify and expand our capabilities.”

Joint Research Workshops provide travel funds for teams of researchers from both institutions, allowing face-to-face exploration of complementary research strengths and potential collaborations.

Specific proposal guidelines for the São Paulo Researchers in INTernational Collaboration (SPRINT) program can be found here.

The winners of the 2015 SPRINT competition were:

  • Wilfrid Schroeder, Department of Geographical Sciences, UMD, and Alberto Waingort Setzer, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais / MCTI
    Collaborative effort for biomass burning science exchange
     
  • Marina Soares Leite, Department of Materials Science and Engineering/Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, UMD, and Ana Flavia Nogueira, Instituto de Química / UNICAMP
    Mapping charge carrier recombination in Perovskite solar cells with nanoscale spatial resolution
     
  • Michael Coleman Miller, Astronomy Department, UMD, and Cecilia Bertoni Martha Hadler Chirenti, Centro Matematica Computacao Cognicao / UFABC
    Gravitational waves and neutron star oscillations
     
  • Yanir A. Rubinstein, Department of Mathematics, UMD, and Paolo Piccione, Instituto de Matemática e Estatística / USP
    Geometric analysis and variational problems in Riemannian and Kahler geometry

FAPESP is a public foundation with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. FAPESP maintains cooperation agreements with national and international research funding agencies, higher educational and research institutions and business enterprises. For more information, visit: http://www.fapesp.br/en/9618.

February 22, 2016


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