São Paulo - Princeton


Princeton and the University São Paulo provide resources to build durable ties through faculty-designed collaborations, creating the capacity for faculty and students to enhance and sustain academic cooperation by moving back and forth across national borders with the institutional support of their home and host universities.

The University São Paulo - Princeton Strategic Partnership supports departments, programs, and centers seeking resources to sustain on-going transnational research and teaching collaborations  and invites proposals from faculty that promote collaborations between the two institutions. 

Call for Proposals (due March 15, 2019)

Bilateral collaborative research and teaching ventures should include a balanced representation of scholars from both institutions. Applicants are required to meet any national requirements for funding and follow the general regulations of their respective university. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. This initiative does not encompass student exchange programs for semester and academic year study abroad. 

All inquiries for graduate and undergraduate study abroad programs should be directed to: 

Past Awards

  • Craig Arnold, Princeton University, Institute for Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Cleber Renato Mendonca, University São Paulo, San Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSCU/SUP).  Multiscale Material Patterning for Advanced Optical Technologies.


  • Branko Glišić, Princeton University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Túlio N. Bittencourt, University of São Paulo, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering.  Joint Short Course on Structural Health Monitoring.


  • Sarah Kocher, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Fábio S. Nascimento, University São Paulo, Department of Biology.  An Evo-Devo Perspective on Reproductive division of Labor in Bees.


  • Eric Larson, Princeton University, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and Julio Romano Meneghini, University São Paulo, Research Centre for Gas Innovation.  Carbon abatement and renewable energy perspectives in the context of climate change.


  • Frederick Wherry, Princeton University, Department of Sociology, and André Vereta-Nahoum, University São Paulo, Department of Sociology.  Circuits of Economic Life in Times of Crisis.
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014

Three types of proposals will be considered:

  • Seed grants, e.g. to enable clusters of faculty and graduate students to convene to explore prospects for future collaborations including external funding opportunities. 
    • Maximum support: $10,000.  
  • Medium grants, for two years activity. These thematic or disciplinary workshops should be designed by faculty on both sides but incorporate graduate students in the planning and execution. These may focus on dissertation write-up meetings, topical exchanges, or training meetings. 
    • Maximum support: $50,000 for two years. 


A Joint Governance Committee comprised of faculty and senior administrators from both universities will review and consider proposals for awards.  Refer here for the list of committee members on the Princeton side.

Call for Proposals

Grant Application Form


Please direct any questions to Aly Kassam-Remtulla (akassam@princeton.edu), Assistant Provost for International Affairs.