Princeton Brazil Global Fellows Program
The Princeton Brazil Global Fellows program supports outstanding Princeton undergraduate and graduate students who seek to participate in international research and teaching exchanges between Princeton and the University of São Paulo (USP) in global health, health policy, and the anthropology of medicine and health.
The Princeton Brazil Global Fellows program is part of a larger strategic partnership recently established between Princeton University and the University of São Paulo, and PBGF fellows will collaborate with students and faculty in USP’s Departments of Anthropology and Preventive Medicine and the School of Public Health. This initiative brings together faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students from both institutions to participate in collaborative research and pedagogical initiatives.
Summer research projects, including junior and senior independent work, are a keystone of the Princeton Brazil Global Fellows program. Each student is required to develop an original research project in an area of their interest, in collaboration with Professor João Biehl and the Princeton Brazil Global Fellows support team, who will help arrange a faculty mentor for each student at USP.
Up to four students are selected each year for the Fellows program through a rigorous application and selection process focusing on both academic performance and plans for work and research in Brazil on global health, health policy, and the anthropology of medicine and health. Expenses for the summer project will be fully covered by the Princeton Brazil Global Fellows Program.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to travel to Brazil during spring recess to meet with potential faculty mentors and to lay the foundations for their summer research project. Expenses for this exploratory visit will also be covered by the Princeton Brazil Global Fellows program.
How to Apply
Students apply for the program in the fall semester. This year’s application deadline is November 10, 2014. Applicants are required to submit the following items :
- A completed application form.
- Internal transcript (a PDF version obtained from TigerHub is acceptable).
- Resume that has information on extracurricular and other activities.
- Personal statement of no more than 1000 words that describes reasons for applying and research ideas and plans.
- Name, title, department and contact information of a faculty member who can serve as a reference.
The application form, transcript, resume and statement should be combined into a single PDF file and emailed to Lindsay Woodrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight on November 10th, 2014. Please use the subject header Princeton Brazil Global Fellows Program.