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1 K.U.Leuven cooperation with Brazil Landenexpertengroep Brazilië 19 december 2011

2 Funding opportunities for Cooperation with Brazil Brazilian Funds: Science without Borders K.U.Leuven Funds (Latin America Fund - DBOF IRO Coimbra) Flanders Research Foundation (FWO) Flanders University Development Fund (VLIR-UOS) European Commission DG EAC (Erasmus Mundus Action 2) DG AIDCO (EuropeAid - ALFA) DG RTD (Framework Programme)

3 Existing cooperation activities CENTRAL Universidade de São Paulo Universidade Estadual Paulista COOPERATION ACTIVITIES IN THE FACULTIES (not complete) Universidade de São Paulo Psychology Sciences Medicine - Engineering - Pharmacy Universidade Estadual Paulista Bioscience Engineering Sciences - Engineering Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto Sciences Universidade Federal do Paraná Sciences Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná Engineering - Medicine Universidade Sao Bernardo do Campo Law Instituto de Botanica de Sao Paulo Sciences Universidade de Pelotas AVNet Universidade Federal de Pernambuco Sciences Fiocruz Medicine Universidade Federal da Bahia Medicine Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro Engineering Universidade Federal de Rio Grande del Sul Engineering Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Social Sciences UNICAMP Engineering

4 Brazil: Science without Borders Brazilian students and researchers in top ranked universities worldwide through CAPES and CNPq Fields: science, engineering and technolgy, biomedical sciences calls for proposals K.U.Leuven will participate through: Coimbra Group Flanders Limited mobility opportunities from Leuven to Brazil

5 K.U.Leuven Latin America Fund Limited funding for exploratory joint research activities to set up and prepare joint research proposals for international funding Co-funding by partner university in Latin America Pilot project being evaluated Brazil: Universidad Estadual Paulista Universidade de Sao Paulo (discussed) Second edition in 2012?

6 K.U.Leuven DBOF PhD scholarships PhD scholarships for international collaboration DBOF scholarships of the Research Council The K.U.Leuven Research Council provides yearly a considerable budget to be used to attract excellent PhD students from abroad, preferably non-eu, and to offer them interesting PhD tracks through one of the three doctoral schools. Researchers or research groups can apply for this kind of project funding through their respective doctoral schools. The Research Council will make a final selection

7 K.U.Leuven DBOF PhD scholarships Most recent deadline for proposals within the university was 30 September Next deadline for proposals will be autumn After selection each doctoral school publishes the available PhD positions in specific research projects or programmes on their website. Deadlines for applications will differ from position to position. A contact person is always mentioned. Next call for applications will be published January 2012 on the following websites:

8 K.U.Leuven IRO PhD scholarships Doctoral scholarships in the framework of the Interfaculty Council for Development Cooperation (IRO) Eligible countries : least developed countries + Brazil,Cuba, Suriname (non-priority countries) Proposed research topic or own research proposal Next deadline : 1 January 2012 Information :

9 K.U.Leuven Coimbra post doc scholarships Coimbra Group Scholarships Programme K.U.Leuven offers 3 postdoctoral scholarships for a period of 2 or 3 months in Leuven Young professors and researchers from Latin American Universities, holding a PhD degree Next deadline : mid March ammes/scholarship_programme.html

10 FWO Research Foundation Flanders Cooperation agreement with CNPq joint funding of joint research projects Funding of research missions in joint research projects during a period of two years Recent call : deadline 9 December 2011 for projects to start in April New cooperation agreement: call to be launched spring 2012 for projects to start in January 2013 (more extensive funding)

11 FWO Research Foundation Flanders 2) Postdoctoral Fellowships Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships In order to attract international postdoctoral researchers for a research period in Belgium, from 3 up tot 12 months. Deadline: minimum 3 months, maximum 6 months prior to research stay in Belgium Postdoctoral Fellowships Regular postdoctoral fellowships for 3 years (renewable), open to all nationalities, to do postdoctoral research at a Flemish university Deadline: 1 Feb for fellowships starting 1 Oct

12 FWO Research Foundation Flanders 3) Travel grants for Belgian researchers Who : PhD students, postdocs and professors Deadline : 3 months prior to departure Grants for a short stay abroad Period: max. 4 weeks including participation at congresses abroad Grants for a long stay abroad Period: (min. 4 weeks, max. 12 weeks)

13 VLIR-UOS University Development Cooperation Flemish Interuniversity Council is responsible for managing the university development cooperation funds of the Belgian Federal Department for Development Cooperation. Several programmes and projects that share and develop knowledge and expertise between Flemish universities and their partners in developing countries In Latin America the least developed countries are eligible + Brazil, Cuba and Suriname Information: Scholarships:

14 EU ALFA III (EuropeAid) (6 calls 50/60 approved projects) Focus on improvement of quality and accessibility of higher education in LA Next deadline : spring 2012 (to be confirmed) Joint partnerships (min. 4 LA countries + 2 EU countries) Structural measures (min. 12 LA + 4 EU) Website of Europeaid :

15 EU EMA2 (Erasmus Mundus Action 2) Erasmus Mundus Action 2 To foster institutional cooperation in higher education between EU and third countries through mobility of students and staff for the purpose of studying, teaching, training and research EMA2 = network of up to 20 universities Master students : degree and exchange PhD students : degree and sandwich Post-doc : research period Staff : short stay

16 EU EMA2 (Erasmus Mundus Action 2) K.U.Leuven participating in 1 EMA2 with Brazil Lot 17 : Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay call closed, no new call EU will launch new call for proposals, also 3 networks including Brazil selection result July 2012 start of mobility Sept K.U.Leuven web page on EMA2:

17 EU Framework Programme Project BEACON DENFRAME GUYAGROFOR BEACON GUYAGROFOR BEACON BEACON TWINLATIN BORASSUS NTM-IMPACT WELFARE QUALITY BEACON RHIBAC Brazilian partners in FP 6 and FP7 (K.U.Leuven participant) TECHNOSPICE DO BRASIL TECNOLOGIA LTDA INSTITUTO EVANDRO CHAGAS/SVS/MS UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MATO GROSSO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA PARAIBA INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS DA AMAZONIA FUNDACAO DE FATIMA DIDACIEBE CENTRO INTEGRADO DE EDUCACAO BRASIL - EUROPA LTDA FUNDACAO DE APOIO DA UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO SAO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTO PRESBITERIANO MACKENZIE FUNDAÇÃO EDUCACIONAL CHARLES DARWIN

18 Contacts International Office: Hilde Nijs Research Coordination Office: Nele Beutels : FWO Stijn Delauré : EC Framework Programme

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