The British Council has launched a call for proposals to fund collaborative projects between the UK and Brazil aimed at improving the teaching of English in higher education and in secondary education.
The UK-Brazil English collaboration call invites proposals for applied research from universities, colleges and language institutes in the UK, in conjunction with public and private universities, and federal institutes (Institutos Federais).
The programme will support two lines of research. The first is directed at policies for the English language as part of the internationalisation process of Brazilian higher education institutions, in line with the country’s “internationalisation at home” agenda.
The second line of funding is designed for basic education, with support for research into English language learning and teaching in Brazil’s public school system – lower and upper secondary education. This line includes issues such as curriculum development, pre-service teacher training, the use of technologies and assessment. Proposals must take into account the challenges around these initiatives’ sustainability and scalability, given the dimensions of the country.
The official call document is available on the download area below, alongside with the presentations given at the launch event that took place in London on 12 June.
The online form for submission of proposals is available here and its structure can be visualised on the file on the download area below.
Due to internal issues, the state research foundations from Distrito Federal - FAPDF, and Minas Gerais - FAPEMIG, have had to cancel their participation in the UK-Brazil English Collaboration Call. Nonetheless, candidates from these states may apply according to the criteria in the call guidelines (access below).
On 22 August a Q&A webinar was transmitted in English at the British Council Brazil channel on Youtube for more information about the call.