Brazilian Distinguished Visiting Fellowships at the University of Nottingham

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

The University of Nottingam is pleased to announce 10 Visiting Fellowships for early career university lecturers and post-doctoral researchers currently working at recognised universities in Brazil.

A web site with all of the potential research projects is now up and running at
Specifically, a call for up to two fellows in Quantum Information Theory is available under "Mathematical Sciences".

Please feel free to publicise this web site to anyone who may be interested in Brazil.

*Aims of the scheme
-Promote research collaboration between leading groups in Nottingham and Brazil through projects undertaken initially at Nottingham
-Support capacity development within Brazilian universities
-Enable Visiting Fellows to obtain insight into the organisation and conduct of research, teaching and administration at the University
-Help support developing partnerships and identify possible new partnerships

-Post-doctoral researchers or early career lecturers currently working in full-time academic positions at recognised Brazilian institutions
-Applicants must have held their permanent university post for less than 3 years
-Applicants must be employees of a Brazilian university. Students, such as PhD students, are not eligible to apply

-12 weeks from 16 April 2012 to 6 July 2012

-Free self catering accommodation
-£425 per month over three months + £500 towards travel costs (total - £1775)

*Application Procedure
-Applicants must apply for one of the research areas identified on the website. (Quantum Information Theory is project number 10 under Mathematical Sciences)
-Each research area has a link to a document containing further information and a named member of academic staff who can be contacted for further information (for Quantum Information Theory:
-Once you have identified an area of interest please download the application form.
-The completed application form should be emailed to Ian Jones, International Officer (Partnership Development) at

You can also contact Ian for further information about the scheme.


*Expected Timeframe

-Friday 16 December 2011 - deadline for submitting applications
-Monday 30 January 2012 - successful applicants notified
-Friday 10 February 2012 – deadline for applicants to confirm acceptance
-Monday 16 April 2012 – fellows arrive in UK