The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Research


The Institute underwrites different research initiatives to advance the knowledge of Brazil among faculty at the University of Illinois.

2017 Fundação Lemann Faculty Travel Grant Program

The Lemann Institute's partner, the Fundação Lemann, is again offering the Faculty Travel Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to help build linkages between the Fundação Lemann's partner universities (Illinois, Harvard, Columbia, UCLA, Stanford, and Yale) and Brazilian universities in the STEM fields. All the details about this program are described at http://fundacaolemann.org.br/ciencia-sem-fronteiras/en/index.php?p=opportunities-brazil/travel-grant.

2017 Lemann Institute Research Grants for U of I Faculty


The Institute normally offers up to two awards per year, paying up to $20,000.00 each. However, value of each award is dependent on the type and scope of the project as well as the budget approved by the Lemann Institute. Some expenses may not be covered.

Eligibility: The Lemann Research Grants are available to all University of Illinois full-time faculty members who are developing research about Brazil. Applicants must submit evidence of a sufficient command of Portuguese to successfully execute the proposed project.

Restrictions: Awards can be used for on-campus research, airfare, in-country transportation expenses, living expenses and other research-related expenses. Comparative studies between Brazil and other countries are permissible; however, only the Brazilian portion of the research will be considered for funding. Released time for write-ups will not be considered.

Evaluation: Applications will be ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of Brazilianists appointed by the Institute.

Reporting: Grant winner must submit a 1,000-word report no later than six weeks after the tenure of their fellowship. Grant winners must also acknowledge support received from the Lemann Institute in publications flowing from the grant, and must agree to discuss their Institute-supported research in a seminar format.

HOW TO APPLY:
The competition will take place annually, and the next deadline is January 20, 2017..

Completed applications and proposals must be submitted in electronic format to Elis Artz, at elisartz@illinois.edu.

Proposals will not be accepted without all application materials listed below. Please submit application as one single PDF file.

Application Requirements:

The Grant Proposal: Applicants should explain in the proposal what they plan to do and why, making clear the relevance of the project to their professional experience and the significance of the project within their field of scholarship. They should bear in mind that the selection committee is inter-disciplinary, composed of scholars who are not necessarily specialists in the applicants' area.

Candidates should give a brief summary of the progress already made on the project, and explain how it contributes to the present research. If the project is part of a cooperative undertaking, the relationship should be explained. Finally, candidates should include information on any publication arrangements already made.

The bibliography should be no longer than two pages and should be attached to the project description. Each page of the proposal and budget should be consecutively numbered, with the P.I.'s name in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The proposal should be headed with a brief descriptive title.

For more information please contact Elis Artz, Lemann Institute Program Coordinator, at the International Studies Building, Room 207. She can be reached via e-mail at elisartz@illinois.edu.


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research and Illinois/FAPESP Grants 2017 Call for Proposals

Lemann Institute Collaborative Research and Illinois/FAPESP Grants 2017

The Collaborative Research Grants have the objective of supporting research proposals between UIUC faculty and faculty in universities and public research institutions in Brazil. The Illinois/FAPESP Grants support research collaboration between UIUC faculty members and faculty from institutions in Sao Paulo who have lines of research supported by FAPESP.

The deadline for applications for these grants is January 20, 2017. Grant awards may be up to $20,000, depending on the proposed project and the Institute’s budget, to support one year of collaborative research. For Illinois/FAPESP grants, awards may be up to $20,000 for two years supported by the Institute, with similar funding from FAPESP for the Sao Paulo collaborators.

Eligibility: The Lemann Collaborative Research Grants and Illinois/FAPESP Grants are available to all UIUC full-time faculty who are developing a research project with a faculty member in Brazil (or for Illinois/FAPESP, in Sao Paulo).The application must include one faculty member at UIUC.

Restrictions: Awards can be used for on-campus research, airfare, in-country transportation expenses, living expenses and other research-related expenses. Comparative studies between Brazil and other countries can be considered; however, only the Brazilian portion of the search will be funded. Released time for write-ups will not be considered.

Evaluation: Applications will be ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of Brazilianists appointed by the Institute. For Illinois/FAPESP, a parallel ranking will be conducted by a committee composed by FAPESP and the results of both rankings will be compared to make final awards.

Reporting: Grant winners must submit a 1-2 page report no later than six weeks after the tenure of their Grant. Successful applicants must also acknowledge support received from the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies in publications flowing from their grant, and must agree to discuss their findings in a seminar at the Institute.

HOW TO APPLY:
The competition takes place annually and the next deadline is January, 20, 2017. Completed applications and proposals must be submitted in electronic format to Elis Artz at elisartz@illinois.edu. Proposals will not be accepted without all application materials listed below. Please submit the application as one single PDF file.

For the Illinois/FAPESP Grants:

Applicants must submit an identical application to the Lemann Institute and FAPESP.

The application should follow the guidelines outlined by FAPESP, http://www.fapesp.br/en/9592.

The application must be submitted to both the Lemann Institute, as one single PDF file and to FAPESP.

For the Lemann Faculty Collaborative Research Grants:

Applicants must submit the following information in one single PDF file.

  1. A double-spaced, 1000-word proposal, plus bibliography. The proposal should discuss hypotheses, relevant theories and methods, the data employed, and how the UIUC faculty member is collaborating with a counterpart in Brazil.
  2. A brief descriptive title and a 200-word summary of the project.
  3. A detailed budget for the research, and the amount requested from the Lemann Institute. If the counterpart faculty in Brazil is/are also seeking funding from Brazilian agencies, applicants should also include the budget submitted by the Brazilian scholar(s) to their funding agencies.
  4. A current Curriculum Vita for the Principal Investigators (UIUC faculty member and the Brazilian scholar[s]). The proposal should also include the CVs of any other person participating in the research team.
  5. The itinerary for travel. Since it is a collaborative research project, the proposal should normally include visits to Brazil from UIUC faculty or visits from Brazil of the Brazilian scholar(s) involved. If the research does not include travel, it must justify how the researchers will engage in collaboration.

The Grant Proposal:
All proposals should explain what the researchers plan to do and why, making clear the relevance of the project to their professional experience and the significance of the project within their field of scholarship. They must also explain the participation of the Brazilian scholar(s) in the research and how their work relates to that of the UIUC researcher. When drafting the collaborative research proposal, applicants should bear in mind that the selection committee is interdisciplinary, composed of scholars who are not necessarily specialists in the area of the applicants.

If the project began before the tenure of the grant, applicants should give a brief summary of the progress already made on the project, and how this grant will contribute to advancing the research. If the project is a new project, applicants must explain how it relates to their current work and to the work proposed for the scholar(s) in Brazil. Applicants should include information on any publication arrangements already made.

If the project includes funding from any Brazilian funding agency, applicants should include information about the funding source and the budget submitted by the Brazilian scholar to that funding agency. Proposals that indicate commitments by Brazilian funding agencies are especially encouraged. But statements should explain how the project will be developed without the commitment of these financial sources, if they do not materialize.

The bibliography should be no longer than two pages and should be attached to the project description. Each page of the proposal and budget should be consecutively numbered, with the names of the two PIs in the upper right hand corner of each page. The proposal should be headed with a brief descriptive title.

For more information please check the page http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/lemann/research.aspx or contact Elis Artz a the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies at International Studies Building, Room 207. She can be reached via email at elisartz@illinois.edu.

Collaborative Research with Sao Paulo Partners/Agreement with FAPESP
Through an agreement between the University of Illinois and FAPESP, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation, selected proposals for collaborative research involving faculty from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and institutions in the state of Sao Paulo will be funded jointly by the Lemann Institute and FAPESP.
The Lemann Institute will provide up to $20,000 for a two-year project period to the collaborators at Illinois and FAPESP will provide up to the same amount to the collaborators in Sao Paulo.

To be considered for collaborative research funding under the agreement with FAPESP, the collaborating faculty must submit proposals to both the Lemann Institute and FAPESP.  Illinois faculty submitting proposals should follow the guidelines for Lemann Collaborative Research Grants, and Sao Paulo faculty should follow the guidelines and submissions process outlined by FAPESP.
For more information, see the FAPESP/Illinois joint call for proposals: http://www.fapesp.br/en/9617.