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French Chairs program in Rio de Janeiro State

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The General Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro and the State University of Rio de Janeiro have launched the first call for appli-cations for a chair in Rio de Janeiro for professors and researchers from French Research and Higher Education institutions. Deadline for application: November 15, 2013.

Following the signature on 11 September, 2013 of a cooperation agreement between the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and the French Embassy in Brazil, a "French Chairs at the UERJ" programme has been created.

This program allows to host professors and researchers of French Higher Education and Research institutions for a period greater than 60 days and less than one year.

Selected candidates will receive a monthly grant from the partner university (an amount corresponding to the salary of a visiting professor in the host university). The round-trip ticket will be supported by the French Embassy.

The submitted projects can be written in French, Portuguese or in English.

Priority areas are: Humanities and Social Sciences, Marine Sciences, Geosciences, Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Projects have to be sent before November 15, 2013 to:

On the Consulate's website you can download the full text of the call for applications.