Warwick began to focus on Brazil at an institutional level in 2010 and we enjoy excellent relations with a host of institutions and funding bodies in order to nurture and develop bilateral research and education opportunities with our Brazilian partners.
Financial support to pump-prime new and early-stage research collaborations is provided the FAPESP-Warwick Joint Fund (Sao Paulo state only) and the International Partnership Fund. Many of these collaborations have resulted in securing larger grants from the Newton Fund (in partnership with the CONFAP, CAPES and CNPq), EMBRAPA, the Global Challenges Reseach Fund (GCRF), Ciencia sem Fronteiras and FAPESP. We also have some limited funding to support incoming research students who have been successful in securing CAPES-PRInt funding from their home institutions, in order to contribute to their tuition fees at Warwick (not covered by their award).
Support is provided by the International Strategy and Relations team (contact Emily Lim) for partnership-building and institutional relationship management. The Americas team in SROAS (Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admission Service) leads on international student recruitment for Brazil.
At the start of 2019 Warwick was invited to nominate two students to attend the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)'s Summer School on Brazilian Studies. After a competitive selection process, the two successful students from Warwick's School of Modern Languages and Cultures were awarded scholarships co-funded by UFMG and Warwick.
Over the course of two weeks the Warwick students joined 60 peers from 15 countries and 22 world-renowned universities for an academic and cultural experience. Participants were challenged and inspired by some of UFMG's leading academics, who shared their knowledge in lectures covering the underpinnings of Brazilian politics, history, foreign relations, geography, law, economy, arts and culture. The classes were held concurrently with various cultural events such as the UFMG Winter Festival and the Cultural Turn of Belo Horizonte.