USP: staff from USP to UMCG

Universidade de São Paulo (USP), a long-standing partner of the University of Groningen & University Medical Center Groningen, published its first CAPES-PrInt call for applications for academic staff from USP to international partners (7-15 days) mid-February 2019. Health and Diseases is one of the five core themes of the USP PrInt project. Read more about Groningen & CAPES-PrInt.


USP academic staff has the opportunity under CAPES-PrInt to apply for a grant for work missions abroad, called Missões Acadêmico/Científicas no Exterior (PAME). In particular, PAME aims to:

  • foster academic-scientific collaboration with international groups of excellence
  • foster the internationalization of USP postgraduate programs via international joint research and double degree collaboration
  • establish and strengthen international networks and promote access to external funding sources


  • PAME work missions last from 7 (minimum) to 15 (maximum) days
  • Successful PAME applications benefit a maximum of 2 USP staff
  • The maximum funding amount awarded under PAME is BRL 30,000 (approx. EUR 7,000), exclusively towards travel, subsistence and insurance
  • Missions under this call take place between August and December 2019


PAME applications mostly require USP internal coordination. Among the documentation that may benefit from the input of UMCG staff:

  • Evidence of collaboration between USP and UG/UMCG. In regards to wider (non-academic specific) collaboration, the UMCG staff may request information from the Graduate School.
  • Mission objectives: joint research, discussions on double degrees, academic meetings, establishment/strengthening of collaboration networks, access to external funding

It is important for UMCG staff to indicate that they are linked to the (Faculty of Medicine of the) University of Groningen, since the University of Groningen is a preferential partner and responsible for the enrollment of students/issuing of degrees. Applications to UG, as preferential partner, receive two points extra in the evaluation process (with a maximum score of 22 points for individual applications).

Important dates

  • Until 29 April 2019: submission of PAME applications by the Postgraduate Programs to the Vice-Rectory for Postgraduate Studies
  • 15 May 2019: publication of final results based on the formal requirements
  • 30 May 2019: publication of preliminary results based on merit
  • 19 June 2019: publication of final selection results
  • August-December 2019: implementation of the mobility

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