The US-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program (US-Brazil Program) is a grant competition run cooperatively by the governments of the United States and Brazil. The purpose of this competition is to promote student-centered cooperation between the United States and Brazil to increase cross-national education and training opportunities in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.
The US-Brazil Program will fund collaborative efforts in the form of consortia. A consortium must have at least two academic institutions from each country. Grants for the US-Brazil Program will provide four years of funding.
The program aims to improve the quality of students in undergraduate and graduate education in both countries and to explore ways to prepare students for work through:
- mutual recognition and portability of academic credits among US and Brazilian institutions
- development of shared, common, or core curricula among US and Brazilian institutions
- acquisition of the languages and exposure to the cultures of the United States and Brazil
- development of student apprenticeships or other work related experiences
- increased cooperation and exchange among academic personnel at US and Brazilian institutions