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Funding Opportunities

LACS offers grants to U-M faculty to support workshops, research, and dissemination of less commonly taught languages.

Faculty Grants for Translation

LACS invites applications from U-M faculty for grants of up to $2,500 to support translation of published scholarship by U-M researchers into Portuguese, Spanish, and other Latin American languages. Proposals will also be accepted for translation of texts from Portuguese or Spanish into English to support teaching on the region or research collaborations. LACS will retain non-exclusive rights to publish these translations and will publish them as open access digital resources through our partnership with MPublishing. 

Applications should include:

• the complete original citation of the article, article abstract, word count, and estimated cost

• a release form signed by the rights holder (unless you have retained translation rights, these usually belong to the journal or press of first publication).

Queries and applications should be sent to LACS with the subject line "Translation."

U-M/FAPESP Research Grants

The University of Michigan (U-M) and the São Paulo State Research Foundation, Brazil (FAPESP) iinvite applications for grant funding of up to $20,000 per year for joint proposals that are focused on creating collaborations between U-M researchers and FAPESP supported researchers. Funding is for two years max. It is expected that most of the funds will be used for travel by collaborators and students, joint workshops, etc.

Proposals in medicine, the health sciences, humanities, social sciences, the arts, natural sciences, natural resources and the environment, engineering, kinesiology, and information science are welcome.

Eligibility and Application Information

University of Michigan: Faculty members and researchers who are assistant, associate or full professors, research professors or research scientists, or clinical faculty engaged in research.

FAPESP: Principal Investigators of ongoing research projects funded by FAPESP within the following funding lines: Regular Research Awards, Thematic Projects, Young Investigators, Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (CEPIDs/RIDCs), Public Education Research Program, Research in Public Policies, and Research Partnership for Technological Innovation (PITE). Co-Principal Investigators of ongoing Thematic Projects, CEPIDs/RIDCs and PITEs are also eligible to apply.

Each proposal, submitted in English, shall contain:

  • A Research Proposal form;
  • A biographical sketch summary for each of the Principal Investigators and collaborating researchers from both FAPESP and the University of Michigan;
  • A budget worksheet specifically designed for this call;
  • A research project with a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content including the following items:
    • Description of the foreseen exchange activities, including:
      1. Substantive description of the activities, emphasizing their relevance;
      2. Timeline for each specific exchange mission, considering the limit of missions and resources established in this Call;
        Performance indicators for the planned activities;
      3. Description of each candidate’s contribution to the mission, explaining their expertise to carry out the foreseen activities;
      4. Foreseen actions adding to the impact of the exchange for U-M, and for the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo, e.g. by means of seminars, short courses and visits to other institutions that carry out research activities in cognate areas;
    • One-page summary of the FAPESP funded research project to which the mobility proposal relates, including:
      1. Current and expected results;
      2. Description of the project activities that will benefit from the exchange activities;
      3. Description of the expected academic gains for the research project resulting from the proposed exchange activities;
      4. Description of the infrastructure and financial resources available for the research project, excluding the mobility expenses requested in the proposal.

For complete details, download the 2014 U-M/FAPESP Call For Proposal.

The proposal must be submitted both to FAPESP and to U-M by the application deadline date: April 1, 2014. No proposal will be accepted after the closing date for submission.

Submissions to U-M should be sent as a single PDF document via email to: UM-FAPESP-Proposals
Proposals submitted by any other means will not be accepted. Late submissions will be returned.

Submissions to FAPESP can only be accepted in paper, via mail, to the following address:
Rua Pio XI, 1500, Alto da Lapa, CEP 05468-901 – São Paulo/SP, with “Chamada FAPESP/U-M 2014” written on the envelope. Only proposals with a stamped postmark date within the deadline of this call will be processed.

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:
University of Michigan
Professor James Paul Holloway, Vice Provost for Global and Engaged Education

Dr. Regina Costa de Oliveira, FAPESP Biological and Agronomical Sciences Area Director.