The Ohio State University’s history of 50+ years of partnership and strategic engagement with Brazil is rooted in collaborative research and educational cooperation, beginning in the area of agriculture with USP-ESALQ in 1964. Collaborations and partnerships have since grown to include diverse areas of study, ranging from medicine to literature, and institutions throughout Brazil. In 2013, Ohio State partnered with the Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) to create a $1.4 million FAPESP-OSU research fund to foster collaborative projects between researchers at Ohio State and institutions in the State of São Paulo.
Ohio State has a long history of cooperation with national Brazilian higher education agencies CAPES and CNPq. In 2015, CIC-CAPES held its Biomedical Research Workshop at Ohio State, and the following year, Ohio State’s Office of Research and Brazil Gateway co-hosted FAPESP Week at Ohio State.
The university first partnered with CAPES PrInt (Program for the Internationalization of Higher Education), a $60 million program, in 2020. Currently, six Brazilian universities list Ohio State as a partner, and the Brazil Gateway hosted three CAPES PrInt Workshops with these universities in partnership with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, the Global One Health initiative and the Center for Latin American Studies to highlight opportunities and existing collaborations.
The Brazil Gateway provides a wide variety of services for faculty to aid in establishing research collaborations, teaching pedagogy and making traveling to Brazil easier and more efficient. All staff members are bilingual and have lived and studied in both Brazil and the United States. The Brazil Gateway office is located in Moema and is well-connected with the Ohio State alumni network, universities and corporate partners. Faculty are encouraged to contact the office in advance to make their travel arrangements to Brazil.
The Brazil Gateway also is involved with funding and administering grant opportunities, helping to facilitate international agreements and assisting education abroad programs in-country.
If you are a faculty member traveling to Brazil and want or need assistance with your travels, please reach out to Jane Aparecido to schedule a meeting.
The Office of International Affairs is the first point of contact in developing international agreements. Contact Elizabeth Angerman, program manager for International Partnerships, if you are interested in working on formalizing an agreement.
Education Abroad Programs
For example, the Brazil Gateway can assist in the following ways: