CHARACTERISTICS AND OBJECTIVES
CEBRAP’s International interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program (IPP) is aimed at doctors with a PhD in anthropology, political science, demography, law, economics, philosophy, history, and sociology, and whose research interests are aligned with topics studied by CEBRAP’s research groups.
The program is meant to complement the training of doctors by providing them with an interdisciplinary experience, enabling them to tackle research topics beyond the boundaries of the fields in which they have been trained. The program also expects that an international group of doctors will allow for a comparative framework in researched topics. As a result, CEBRAP hopes to provide scholars with a broader view of the major issues in our contemporary societies.
The post-doctoral program began in 2016 and draws on a successful previous experience by CEBRAP, the Cadre Training Program (1986-2002), later changed into the Postdoctoral Program (2003-2007), in which 116 young researchers took part. The large number of both programs’ researchers having achieved prominent positions in Brazilian universities, and in various government levels, can attest to their success.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
The IPP will select a group of up to 15 doctors from different nationalities, graduated in Brazil or abroad.
Beginning on August 2019, the program lasts for at least one year with option of a 3-months stay at a foreign institution (see below for a description of partner institutions with which we have established exchange agreements. As an option, the post-doctoral researcher can extend the program up to two years, prolonging the activities at Cebrap. Foreign researchers will also have the option of staying in Brazil during the whole period (one or two years).
The post-doctoral program is grounded on research activity. Postdoctoral researchers will develop their project under the supervision of CEBRAP senior researchers (PHDs for over 10 years) while in Brazil and will become part of their research teams, choosing topics related to ongoing researches in the institution (see below for a list of available supervisors and topics). Partner foreign institutions will also appoint a supervisor when receiving the program´s postdocs.
In addition to regular meetings with their supervisors, postdoctoral researchers will participate in three specific and regular activities:
- Research seminar, in which postdocs will successively present their initial project, partial results, and a final written product (article, book chapter, book). This seminar aims to follow the project development in its several stages: object definition, theoretical approach, research design, research strategies, partial and final results;
- Thematic seminars with the participation of CEBRAP researchers as well as national and international guests;
- Methodological workshops tailor-made to fit postdocs interests
- Mid-term and final conferences where the results of their research work while at the IPP will be publicly presented.
Other obligations for postdocs include:
a. Active participation in CEBRAP’s collective activities (seminars and debates) as well as in their affiliated research group;
b. Submission for publication of an article or book at the end of the program;
c. Presentation at IPP conference of their on-going research by the end of the first year and of their final results when they end the program.
After the period at CEBRAP the researcher can be hosted by one of our partners institutions for 3 months without tuition fees. A supervisor to each post doc researcher will be appointed by the institution.
The postdoctoral researchers will have their final product (book or article) evaluated by the IPP Academic Committee.
Participants that meet the programs requirements will receive an achievement certificate.
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE PROGRAM: English
a. Application form;
b. Research project;
c. Curriculum vitae;
d. Letter stating the reasons for the candidate’s interest in the program;
e. Article or paper, published or unpublished, that the candidate considers the best example of his/her academic production;
f. PhD diploma (or equivalent);
g. 2 (two) recommendation letters;
h. Proof of English proficiency for fluent reading and speaking (TOEFL or equivalent). Proficiency can be also attested by a statement and description of a significant previous international experience.
i. Updated personal profile in the website academia.edu
Documents should be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org, until March 29th, 2019.
US$30.00, paid through bank deposit or PayPal.
Bank transfers should be sent to:
Banco do Brasil
Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento
Please send the transfer proof to email@example.com
Class: up to 15 doctors per year
Partner institutions’ candidates will be selected by them – up to 2 postdocs per year per institution.
All other candidates will submit to the following procedures:
First phase (until April 18th, 2019): evaluation of the submitted documentation and research project evaluation;
Second phase (until April 25th, 2019 and if necessary): personal or skype interview with the potential supervisor.
Results will be announced up to April 30th, 2019 via email. Approved postdoctoral researchers will receive a formal acceptance letter.
Deadline for enrollment fee: May 30th, 2019.
Program starts on August 5th, 2019.
One position will be fulfilled with candidates that declare themselves afro-descendants or descendants of indigenous groups. In order to apply for this position, candidate must send the auto declaration form (see form below).
Racial-ethnical declaration form
I (name/ national ID card or passport number) declare, for the specific purposes of applying to the Cebrap International Postdoc Program, that I’m entitled to apply to the position reserved to afro-descendants and descendants of indigenous groups.
The program will be funded by CEBRAP and there will be no monthly charges to postdoctoral researchers. The sole requirement is that postdocs pay the inscription fee and the enrollment fee of US$300.00. No enrollment fee will be required of candidates from partner institutions.
Funding for postdocs living abroad should be provided through their own resources, through their institutions of origin, or through international funding institutions with official support from CEBRAP.
Postdoctoral researchers living in Brazil, whether Brazilian or foreigner, may resort to their own resources or apply for a FAPESP scholarship, with official support from CEBRAP and the their supervisor.
Postdoctoral researchers funded by FAPESP (or other funding institution) must meet the rules and requirements of the funding institution as well as the program’s norms.