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São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration

The São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT), is a program designed to encourage and promote the advancement of scientific research through the engagement of researchers affiliated with research institutions in the State of São Paulo with researcher partners abroad.  It aims to provide funding for the initial phase of international research collaborations with clear expectations that the next phase will be a presentation, by the researchers from the State of São Paulo, of research proposals in the regular funding lines of FAPESP (The State of São Paulo Research Foundation) aiming to continue the research started under SPRINT and the consequently consolidation of the partnership.  The program encourages UNC Charlotte faculty and post doctoral researchers to collaborate in specific areas of interest.  UNC Charlotte is proud to partner in the SPRINT program.State of São Paulo Research Foundation

Guidelines for UNC Charlotte-based researchers to participate in the SPRINT program.  Coming soon - 2015 Call for Proposals.

Example of joint United States - São Paulo research

Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil

Dr. Ronald Clouse is a postdoctoral researcher, and part of a five-year, joint U.S.-Sao Paulo grant to study the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil.  This grant was awarded through the National Science Foundation's Dimensions of Biodiversity Program.  Dr. Clouse is subcontract to analyze the DNA sequence data from certain invertebrates being collected by one of the research teams from Brazil. "The Atlantic Rain Forest is a unique forest which is quite separate and different from Amazonia," explains Dr. Clouse.  "Sadly, about 90% of it has already been destroyed."

The Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil UNC Charlotte graduate student Vanna Sombatsaphay, Biology
The picturesque Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil. UNC Charlotte Biology master's student Vanna Sombatsaphay works in the DNA lab.


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