INFORMATION ABOUT THE CALL AND APPLICATION FOR FELLOWSHIPS IN BRAZIL – YOUNG TALENT (YT) AND POST-DOCTORAL (PD) UNDER UNESP´s CAPES-PrInt PROJECT (OE221)

INFORMATION ABOUT THE CALL AND APPLICATION FOR FELLOWSHIPS IN BRAZIL – YOUNG TALENT (YT) AND POST-DOCTORAL (PD) UNDER UNESP´s CAPES-PrInt PROJECT (OE221)

BACKGROUND

Internationalization is one of the premises of UNESP´s Institutional Development Plan, being a permanent and transversal effort for teaching, research and extension actions.

To foster its internationalization strategy, the Graduate Studies Office,- PROPG in the scope of the Capes-Print-Unesp Program, invites academics from international partners to submit proposals for Young Talents (YT) and Post-Doctoral (PD) fellowships in Brazil.

The complete Call for Proposals (in Portuguese) can be accessed at this address: https://www2.unesp.br/Home/propg/projetosinternacionais/edital_3_versao_portugues.pdf.

CHARACTERISTICS

  1. Candidates for the Post-Doctoral Fellowships may be either Brazilians or foreign, and should be, preferentially, less than 40 years-old at the time of application. They must hold a doctorate degree and have relevant academic production in the last 5 years. Besides, they must prove relevant international academic and scientific experience for 12 months at least (e.g. full doctorate, sandwich doctorate, postdoctoral internships, etc.). Applications will not be accepted from anyone who is working in Brazil.
  2. Candidates for the young talent fellowship, could be Brazilian or foreign and must be living abroad.
  3. Candidates for the post-doctoral fellowship, may be living in Brazil or abroad.
  4. The candidate must identify a supervisor who must be a permanent faculty member at a Unesp graduate program participating in the institutional Capes-PrInt Program and will be responsible for submitting the proposal.
  5. Unesp’s Graduate Studies Office - PROPG, or the International Office can facilitate the contact between the candidate and faculty member.
  6. The proposals should be associated with one of the 34 cooperation projects linked with the seven themes defined in the Capes-PrInt-Unesp Project. The information about those projects can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/y2g3mf6p

FUNDING OF PROPOSALS

Under this call, Unesp will finance 25 fellowships of 6 months each, for young talents, and 26 fellowships of 6 months each, for postdoctoral fellows. The length of the scholarships will be from 6 to 12 months. Monthly allowances, travel assistance, installation assistance and health insurance will be offered, with a monthly average of R$ 9,859.22 (Brazilian reais) for young talents or R$ 5,959.22 (Brazilian reais) for postdoctoral fellows.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The analysis of the proposals will be made by the members of Unesp’s Graduate Studies Office and the coordinators of Capes-PrInt-Unesp Project Topics, considering the following criteria and scores:

Criteria Maximum Score
Candidate previous experience in the area of the research project, considering its scientific, technological or relevant innovation production, especially in the last five years. 20
Merit, originality and relevance of the proposed project, considering scientific, technological and innovation development. 20
Quality, consistency and adequacy between the qualification and the experience of the supervisor to the candidate proposed project. 20
Adherence of the proposal to the Project/ Theme of Unesp’s CAPES-PrInt project. 15
Contributions from the sending institution (for example, cost of airfare to Brazil, participation in Kick-off Meeting in 2018). 15
Impact of the candidate's proposal for teaching, research and community activities in the target PPG 15

APPLICATION

  • The application will be made by the Supervisor in an electronic form;
  • The following documents are required for registration:
    • a) Candidate CV, highlighting the academic production of the last 5 years;
    • b) Candidate statement of fluency in English for those who do not have English as their native language;
    • c) Proof of international academic and scientific experience;
    • d) Work Plan (in English) for the academic and scientific activities, to be developed at Unesp, prepared in accordance with the Supervisor, containing: (a) Title, name of candidate to the scholarship and area of knowledge; (b) Summary; (c) Research Project in ten pages; (d) Timetable; (e) Relevance to the project and the theme in which they are inserted within the CAPES-PrInt-Unesp Program; (f) teaching activities in the graduate program, if any.
    • e) Doctoral degree diploma or document attesting the status of doctor;
    • f) Declaration of the applicant, in English, in free model, demonstrating agreement with the permanence in the graduate program, in an uninterrupted way, during the period who will receive the scholarship.
    • g) Copy of the Brazilian candidate's RG or copy of the foreign candidate's passport.
    • h) Counterparts of the sending institution (if any)
  • The application must be done here: https://tinyurl.com/yysrxl66
  • If the application do not indicate a Unesp Supervisor, one will be indicated by Unesp’s Graduate Studies Office and he/she will be in contact with the candidate.

FELLOW’S OBLIGATIONS OF

  1. To take the necessary measures, when applicable, to obtain entry visas in Brazil, valid for the duration of the approved scholarship, providing for the possibility of extension, when applicable;
  2. To perform obligatorily in activities related to the graduate course, such as: development of research project, offering courses, training, lectures and seminars at Unesp, as well as interaction with the faculty and students of the graduate program to which (s)he will be linked;
  3. To comply with the activities foreseen in the Work Plan and provide the documents requested by Unesp and CAPES.

SCHEDULE

Timeline Date
1. Launch of the Call July
2. Application Up to August 25th
3. Disclosure of preliminary results August 30th
4. Appeals until September 03rd
5. Disclosure of concluding results September 03rd
6. Deliverance of the concession letters September 30th
7. Beginning of activities in Brazil From Jan-Mar 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Tickets for companions or dependents will not be granted;
  2. Expenses related to life insurance, accident insurance or any other will not be covered.
  3. Clarifications and additional information on this Call and on the completion of the online application form can be obtained through the electronic address marcelo.s.pereira@unesp.br
  4. Omitted or exceptional cases will be analyzed by PROPG and CAPES.

The offer’s description is downloadable here.

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