Brazil-U.S. Exchange Program

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The Sociedade Brasileira de Física (SBF) and the American Physical Society (APS) sponsor an exchange program for physics professionalsPh.D. students, and postdocs in the United States and Brazil. 

Applications are currently closed. 

Brazil-U.S. Professorship/Lectureship Program

This program funds physicists in Brazil and the United States traveling internationally to teach a short course or provide a physics lecture series at a U.S. or Brazilian university.

Program Characteristics

  1. "Professorships/Lectureships" consist of at least one to two-week courses or a lecture series delivered at Brazilian or U.S. institutions by physicists from the other country.
  2. Recipients are selected by a joint SBF-APS Proposal Review Committee, with a call for proposals once a year.
  3. Awards are for up to USD $4,000.
  4. Awards can be used for travel related expenses associated with the professional visit.
  5. No portion of the grant shall be used for remuneration/salary of the participating scientist.

Brazil-U.S. Physics Ph.D. Student & Postdoc Visitation Program

Through this program, Ph.D. students and postdocs in Brazil and the U.S. can apply for travel funds to pursue a breadth of opportunities in physics in the other country. Applicants must develop a proposal for the travel funds in partnership with their host, presumably a professor with whom their visit would be coordinated.

Program Characteristics

  1. Visitations may include travel to:
    1. Attend a short-course, or summer institute
    2. Visit with a professor in his/her field of study
    3. Work temporarily in a lab
    4. Undertake another opportunity that the applicant and host believe is worthy of travel support
  2. Proposals must be submitted by Ph.D. students or postdocs in coordination with a professor from the host institution.
  3. Recipients are selected by a joint SBF-APS Proposal Review Committee, with a call for proposals once a year.
  4. Awards are for up to USD $3,000.
  5. Awards will be used for travel related expenses associated with the professional visit.

Grants

APS manages the disbursement of funds for U.S. grantees visiting Brazilian institutions; grantees submit receipts to APS. All visits must be completed within one year of the award date. Grantees must submit a financial and written report about the trip within 30 days of their return.