We are sad to announce that considering the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dimensions Sciences Global Citizen Award 2020/2021 has been postponed until further notice. It was a difficult decision, but we are prioritizing the health and well-being of our entire team and future fellows.
A new program cycle will be planned when permitted.
We appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you.
Thank you for your support during this challenging time.
This research Award will focus on life sciences and health care. This by-invitation only, up to one-year award, will provide 2 scholarships for Brazilian students enrolled in an accredited doctoral or master’s degree program to work in collaboration with a research Institution in the U.S. We are specifically seeking highly motivated applicants with projects that are disruptive and have a potential for solutions to global problems. The projects will be evaluated based on feasibility, innovation / potential for commercialization, and mutual benefit for the Brazilian and American research groups.
Our pilot program will start in Brazil. There is a sense of urgency to implement such a program in Brazil because of changes in the educational system that caused the loss of thousands of scholarships in a short period of time. Education experts and prominent scientists warn that this may be a turning point for Brazilian science with long term effects on scientific production and higher education in the country. In turn, the program benefits American science by providing means for a mutually beneficial international exchange program.
Lucas Delmonico arrived in Connecticut USA on August 2017 as a Ph.D. candidate from the State University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, for a one-year scholarship to perform collaborative research at the University of Connecticut's Technology Incubation Program. The impact of this scholarship went beyond the experience of cultural exchange, yielding rewards for individuals and institutions alike. Lucas earned his Ph.D. with honors in February 2019, less than a year after completing the exchange program. Lucas recently was recruited as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), one of the top 3 Universities in Latin America. For the international scientific community, the impact was in the form of nine peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals in medical sciences, as well as additional research grants earned by the parties as a result. This is our model to fund top students to perform collaborative research in the US by providing scholarship during the international exchange period.
We grant scholarships for international students to perform innovative research in the US.
1) Student is enrolled in an accredited graduate school in Brazil,
2) Student is invited to perform a research exchange in the US,
3) Dimensions Sciences provides a scholarship for the research exchange period in the U.S.,
4) After the scholarship period finishes - student returns to his/her institution of origin to complete a graduate degree.
Applications for Dimensions Sciences Global Citizen Award are now open by invitation only. Graduate programs in Brazil must be ranked 6 or higher by CAPES (Brazilian Education Foundation). See other eligibility requirements below. If your graduate program would like to be considered let us know by contacting us.
The process is two fold. First invited graduate programs recommend up to 3 student candidates for the Dimensions Sciences Global Citizen Award based on scientific and academic merits. Then candidate students are required to register and create a profile with their project description and a short video to submit their application. Each application will be judged by our multidisciplinary community which includes both academic and entrepreneur scientists.
To be eligible, graduate programs must be ranked 6 or higher by CAPES (Brazilian Education Foundation). The programs agree to select up to 3 candidates by a committee composed of at least 3 Ph.D. faculty members. Students must be Brazilian citizens or have permanent residence in Brazil, be enrolled in a qualified graduate program for at least 6 months but no longer than 1 year for masters; and at least 6 months and no longer than 2 ½ years for doctoral programs respectively. Students must have been approved in the qualification exam for doctoral program.