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São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP)

About São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP):

FAPESPFAPESP 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.

About the Partnership:

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

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

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
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