Texas A&M University is collaborating with the Brazilian Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) to award six $50,000 grants to science projects involving U.S. and Brazilian research teams. Both institutions are currently seeking partnership applications for research to be developed at Texas A&M University and Brazilian universities.
The main purpose of the program, which is being held in collaboration between the Division of Research (Texas A&M), Texas A&M AgriLife, the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Brazilian federal agency, is to enhance partnership projects between global faculties, as well as encourage the development of further research within Brazil and the US.
Investigators may apply for the two-year grants with research projects in all fields that are currently supported by both Texas A&M and CAPES, but projects in the areas of energy, water, climate, environment, biomedical sciences and engineering are considered to be priority investigations. Inclusion criteria stipulates that an applying principal investigator at Texas A&M must be either a tenured or a tenure-track member of the faculty, while the lead Brazilian PI must have served as a PI or co-PI on a competitively awarded CAPES research grant in the past five years.
Texas A&M and CAPES have already worked together in the past, as last June the two institutions granted $300,000 in funding to investigators from Texas as well as six Brazilian faculties. The most recent grants awarded by CAPES were received by Bradford Wilcox from the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management 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 Luiz Machado from the Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos.