Distinguished Scholar Award

Health and Technology at UNISINOS, Porto Alegre

Application deadline

Setembro 16, 2024
How to apply?

Applying for research opportunities at UNISINOS to delve into the cutting-edge realms of health and technology, focusing on smart materials, electrochemical biosensors, wearable sensors, nanomaterials, and IoT for transformative advancements in healthcare technologies

fulbright award in health

Applying for research opportunities at UNISINOS to delve into the cutting-edge realms of health and technology. Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS) is looking for a scholar to interact with a multidisciplinary group of researchers dealing with the technologies listed below:

  • Smart materials applied to medical devices and biomedical applications
  • Electrochemical biosensors
  • Wearable, electronic, and flexible sensors
  • Application of nanomaterials in healthcare technologies
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence applied to healthcare technologies.

UNISINOS (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos) is a Brazilian private community-based Jesuit University in Southern Brazil. It welcomes over 17 thousand students in its undergraduate, master, and Ph.D. programs, which have developed more than 450 research projects, all in its six Schools: Polytechnic, Business, Law, Health, Creative Industry, and Humanities. Technologies applied to health care and the development of medical devices are the main areas of research and innovation for the university, which have been developed through its five technological institutes and the Technological Park – Tecnosinos, where Unisinos shows leadership in expanding knowledge to be applied to several industrial sectors and in the local community.

The Fulbright Award in Health and Technology at Unisinos

The Fulbright Brazil award in Health and Technology at Unisinos can total two, three or four months long.

Two- or four-month awards can be split into equal segments of 1+1 months or 2+2 months between July 1, 2025, and September 30, 2026. Split awards are known as Flex Awards.

What is a Flex Award?

Flex awards allow the stay to be split into two visits of one or two months each between July 1, 2025, and September 30, 2026. There must be a period of at least two months between the two in-country stays.

Please be aware that most institutions in Brazil take a recess between December and January.

What should I know before starting my application?

  • Brazil welcomes applicants with no previous experience in the country
  • For this award mid-career, and senior candidates are welcomed
  • There is no need to have advanced skills in Portuguese. In most cases, English will be sufficient.
  • Brazilian-American dual citizens are not eligible for this award.

Benefits of the Fulbright in Health and Technology award

  • A fixed sum of US$ 5,400 per month to cover all expenses but housing.
  • The partner university will help find accommodation for the award period.
  • Additional U$ 1,200 monthly to help with housing costs. This amount corresponds to the estimated housing costs at a medium-priced hotel or Airbnb in a good location.
  • Scholars who opt for a Flex Award will receive US$2,400 for two international roundtrip tickets.
  • Scholars on non-flex awards will receive US$1,500 for an international roundtrip ticket.

Why a Fulbright in Brazil?

Brazil has a wide range of higher education institutions, with over 200 universities, as well as 3,472 master’s programs and doctoral programs with 122,000 graduate students. There are currently over 37,000 research groups around the country, with more than 200,000 researchers. Its leading research centers in agriculture, energy, biotechnology, environmental sciences, and epidemiology attract scholars and students worldwide. Among the top 20 universities listed in the Times Higher Education 2020 ranking, 13 are from Brazil. Additionally, Brazil is responsible for 52% of Latin American publications in indexed journals, which places the country as fourteenth worldwide by the Scimago Journal and Country Rank

Learn about award details and benefits

If you are a Brazilian scholar who would like to host a U.S. colleague in your institution, please direct your questions to the Fulbright Commission.

Application deadline

Setembro 16, 2024

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