A cooperation agreement with the largest Brazilian funding agency CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) has been in place since 2010. This was negotiated by the Brazil Centre in order to link the University of Münster (UM) institutionally not only with universities but also with funding agencies in Brazil.
Within the framework of this cooperation, the so-called Brazil Chair ("Cátedra Brasil") was established at UM. This guest chair for Brazilian academics is financed by CAPES and covers a period of six to 24 months. There are more than ten such guest chairs worldwide, including at the universities of Oxford, Harvard, Cambridge, Sorbonne, Bologna, Coimbra as well as Bonn and Tübingen. This guest professorship is linked to the Brazil Centre and is open to all disciplines. Interested faculties can apply in an internal UM call for applications organized by the Brazil Centre.
The overall goal of the Brazil Chair is to intensify cooperation between researchers from the University of Münster and Brazilian universities as well as to build and expand scientific Networks. In addition, the Brazil Chair is intended to create greater visibility for the achievements of outstanding Brazilian academics at the UM and in Germany as a whole.
In the current call for applications (No.29/2023), the following two Brazil Chairs are available at the University of Münster:
Visiting professorship starting between September and November 2024:
Topic: „Agonistic Plurality. Deep disagreements and fundamental conflicts as a challenge to pluralist societies."
The chair can be located at the following institutes:
Institute of Educational Science - Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral
Institute of Psychology - Prof. Dr. Joscha Kärtner
Institute for Didactics of History - Prof. Dr. Saskia Handro
Institute of Communication Studies - Prof. Dr. Julia Metag
Institute of Sociology - Prof. Dr. Ines Michalowski
Institute of German Studies - Prof. Dr Kai Sina
Department of Philosophy - Prof Dr. Christian Thein
Institute of Political Science - Prof. Dr. Ulrich Willems
Deadline: 19 February 2024 at 5 pm (BRT)
Start of activities: between September and November 2024
Topic: "Modelling Infection Disease Dynamics for Epidemiologic Management."
Application deadline: from 1 August 2024 at 5 pm (BRT)/ 9 pm (CET) until 31 October 2024.
Start of activities: Between September and November 2025.
The current call for proposals provides funding for two CAPES Brazil Chairs with a 18-month visiting professorship at the UM each. The selected researchers will be able to indicate one postdoctoral researcher and one doctoral student for a 6-12 month research stay.
You can find the news on CAPES Brazil Chair call in our "Funding opportunities" section.