A $300,000 grant from a joint funding program between Texas A&M and the Brazilian Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) will allow scientists from Texas and six Brazilian universities to collaborate in several areas of research.
The CAPES’ program was established to encourage research partnerships between institutions and consolidate “graduate-level education through a global faculty-to-faculty collaboration,” explained Glen A. Laine, Texas A&M’s vice president for research.
Researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics can apply to the program if they have served as principal investigators or co-principal investigators on a competitively awarded grant in the last five years, a mandatory requirement either for the Texas A&M and for the Brazilian institution.
CAPES’ latest grants were given to Bradford Wilcox from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Managementa at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to António Antonino from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; and to Courtney Schumacher from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the College of Geosciences and to Luiz Machado from the Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos.
Two grants were also given to Michael Criscitiello and to Paul de Figueiredo from the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; and to Maria Schneider from the Universidade Federal do Pará and Renato Santos from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
Other grants were given to Mladen Kezunovic from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dwight Look College of Engineering and to Glauco Taranto from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; and to Susanne Talcott from the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and to Luciana Azevedo from the Universidade Federal de Alfenas.