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2017 SPRINT Workshop

"FAPESP Week 2017"  TTU Office of International Affairs FAPESP Week Logo

This year, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) has chosen Texas Tech University to host the renowned FAPESP Week. The conference will begin on September 21st and September 22nd, at the TTU International Cultural Center.

The goal of the conference will be to extend scientific cooperation between the two countries in research projects in all disciplines. Topic sessions will highlight Genomics, Environment and Sustainability, Human Health, Energy, Agriculture and Water, Bioinformatics, Biodiversity, and New Materials.  Workshop attendees will include President Lawrence Schovanec, Provost Michael Galyean, Vice Provost for International Affairs Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Sukant Misra, multiple college deans, and TTU faculty.

TTU will also display a series of images on the Amazon Climate, on behalf of FAPESP and the country of Brazil.

This symposium represents the ongoing collaboration between TTU and FAPESP which is currently in its third cycle of grant proposal awards.

The SPRINT program provides seed funding for qualifying teams from both countries. Five teams were chosen for funding in 2015 and 2016, and two winners were chosen for 2017.  The funded teams will present their work and research goals to date.  The goal of the presentations and discussions will be to extend scientific cooperation between the two countries in research projects on Genomics, Environment and Sustainability, Human Health, Engineering, Agriculture and Water, Bioinformatics, New Materials, and Law and Social Justice. The meetings are part of FAPESP Week 2017, organized by the Foundation in partnership with the TTU, with support from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

Dinner will be by invitation only, lunch is open to all participants.

TTU faculty, post-docs, and graduate students are invited and welcome to attend.  Please RSVP to intl.rdd@ttu.edu.  



FAPESP Week 2017 Agenda (pdf)

2016 SPRINT Workshop

"Stem Across Continents Workshop"

Seventeen colleagues from the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil presented talks, heard colleagues from Texas Tech University, provided updates on ongoing work, and discussed possible collaborations on shared priority areas. Since they signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research in August 2014, researchers from Brazil and Texas working under the SPRINT program have collaborated on joint research projects in a diversity of areas.

The event was open to all academic disciplines but focused on the STEM Environmental Sustainability fields. Workshop attendees included President Lawrence Schovanec, Interim Provost Michael Galyean, Vice Provost for International Affairs Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs Sukant Misra, multiple college deans, and TTU faculty.


 
 
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The SPRINT program provides seed funding for qualifying teams from both countries. Five teams were chosen for funding in 2015 and 2016, and two winners were chosen for 2017.

The closing date for proposal submissions is January 30th, 2023

Texas Tech University and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) have announced the 2023 Call for Proposals for the exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers under the São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration– SPRINT joint program.

Texas Tech will provide funding of up to the equivalent of $5,000 per proposal per year and FAPESP will provide funding of up to $5,000 per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant (up to 24 months) to cover research-related mobility expenses.

All tenure and non-tenure track faculty and research professors from Texas Tech are eligible to apply for this funding. Faculty awarded SPRINT funding in the last cycle are not eligible for funding under this current cycle. Preference will be given to first time applicants.

Funding under this call for proposals is available for faculty in ALL DISCIPLINES.

International Affairs is available to assist faculty in making connections with FAPESP to identify potential collaborators in São Paulo. Please contact Vice Provost of International Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo and Senior Director of International Programs, Ms. Reagan Ribordy for assistance.

Current Guidlines

 

Previous Winners

2021-2022

Researchers Project Title

Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

William Tadeu Lara Festuccia 
INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (USP)

Peroxisomes as Mediators of the Metabolic Effects of Fish Oil in Obesity and Associated Metabolic Diseases

Bill Poirer
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Brett Carlson
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICA DE AERONÁUTICA 

Riding Quantum Trajectories Beyond Born-Oppenheimer: Building Better Methods for Reaction Dynamics

2018-2019

Researchers Project Title
Stephen Ekwaro-Osire
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Katia Lucchesi Cavalca Dedini
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
Condition Monitoring and Prognostics of Bearings Considering Uncertainties
Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

William Tadeu Lara Festuccia
INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, USP
Mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory and thermogenic effects of fish oil in obesity and associated metabolic diseases

2017-2018

Researchers Project Title
Bradley Joseph Johnson
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Danilo Domingues Millen
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULSITA (UNESP)
Evaluation of vitamin a status on sera metabolites, muscle fiber type and carcass characteristics of feedlot cattle.
Joilson de Oliveira Martins
UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO (USP)

Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Mechanisms linking angiotensins to obesity and diabetes: role of inflammation, endoplasmic reticulum stress and autophagy.
Jorge Salazar-Bravo
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO (USP)
Experimental infection of neotropical bats with hantavirus.

2016-2017

Researchers Project Title
Mahir Saleh Hussein
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Bill Poirier
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Fermi Accelerators, Inverse Fermi Accelerators, Nonadiabatic Dynamics and Quantum Trajectories: Towards a Method for Electron Dynamics
FAPESP No. 2016/50485-9
Monica Tallarico Pupo
SCHOOL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES OF RIBEIRAO PRETO-
UNIVERSITY OF SAO PAULO
Amanda M.V. Brown
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Metabolic Processes in the Cooperative Microbial Symbionts of Brazilian Membracids
FAPESP No. 2016-50492-5

2015-2016

Researchers Project Title

Andrea Parolin Jackowski
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SÃO PAULO (UNIFESP)
Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo
Ann Mastergeorge
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Incidence and effects of toxic stress on cognitive and socioemotional, neurodevelopmental outcomes in children and adolescents: a cross national comparative collaboration
FAPESP process: 2015/50469-0

Cassiana Montagner Carolina Raimund
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
David Klein
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Determination of emerging contaminants and the comparison of efficiency of removal by wastewater treatment in São Paulo State, Brazil and Lubbock, Texas, United States of America
FAPESP process: 2015/50458-9

AGENCIA PAULISTA DE TECNOLOGIA DOS AGRONEGOCIOS (APTA)
Reynaldo Patiño
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals, global warming and reproductive health in fishes
FAPESP process: 2015/50465-5

Sonia Jancar
UNIVERSITY SÃO PAULO (USP)
Naima Moustaid-Moussa
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Mechanisms mediating anti inflammatory effects of omega 3 fatty acids in metabolic disorders: role of lipid mediators and micro RNAs
FAPESP process: 2015/50441-9

Sonia Marli Zingaretti
UNIVERSIDADE DE RIBEIRAO PRETO
Kameswara Rao Kottapalli
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Molecular mechanisms including micro RNA regulation of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in sugarcane
FAPESP process: 2015/5045

2014-2015

Researchers Project Title

Michelle Franz Montan Braga Leite
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL DE CAMPINAS (UNICAMP)
Harvinder Singh Gill
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

EVALUATION OF PAIN AND ANESTHETIC EFFICACY AFTER TOPICAL APPLICATION OF MICRONEEDLES: A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL.
2015/50004-8

Sergio Ferraz Novaes 
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Nural Akchurin 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

SPRANCE-UNESP AND TTU COLLABORATION IN HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS IN THE COMPACT MUON SOLENOID EXPERIMENT AT THE LARGE HADRON COLLIDER.
2015/50009-0

Ivan de Godoy Maia
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
CHRISTOPHER DALE ROCK
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

THE AUTO-REGULATORY LOOP INVOLVING MIR828,TAS4, AND TARGET MYB TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS:BASIC AND APPLIED STUDIES.
2015/50014-3

Francisco Bolivar Correto Machado
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE AERONÁUTICA (ITA)
Hans Lischka
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

HIGH-LEVEL QUANTUM CHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF DEFECT STRUCTURES IN MODEL GRAPHENE SYSTEMS.
2015/50018-9

Aparecido Carlos Goncalves 
SÃO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY (UNESP)
Stephen Ekwaro-Osire 
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

PROBALISTIC DYNAMICS ANALYSIS AND LUBRICANT ANALYSIS TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY OF GEARBOXES.
2015/50026-1

 

BACKGROUND

In 2019, Texas Tech University (TTU) signed a Collaborative Agreement for Research with the prestigious São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from Texas Tech University, USA and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.  

To promote scientific and technological collaboration, TTU and FAPESP have successfully co-sponsored five (5) rounds of proposals  under the framework of the FAPESP SPRINT program with teams wining support for exchange of faculty and postdoctoral researchers in each cycle. Projects have ranged from the human and medical sciences to more traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics.  Building on the success of the first two rounds, TTU hosted a STEM Across Continents Workshop for Brazilian partners in 2016 and FAPESP Week in 2017.  Both workshops created opportunities to showcase previous work and network for potential future collaborations.

Texas Tech University - São Paulo Research Foundation SPRINT Program (2014-2022)

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