Intercontinental Academia extends the deadline for applications to August 31


The deadline for submission of the letter of interest and an updated curriculum (in English) by those interested in participating in the Intercontinental Academia has been extended to August 31. Researchers who are interested should be aged up to 40, hold a PhD or post-doctorate (completed or in progress) in any field of knowledge and be fluent in English. After receiving a letter of endorsement from one of the 34 Institutes of Advanced Studies that form UBIAS, the candidates must complete the application form and attach the required documents.

The project is an international and interdisciplinary initiative organized by the network University-based Institute for Advanced Study (Ubias), the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEA-USP) and the Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) of Nagoya University, Japan. The goal is to promote scientific and cultural exchange between institutions and young researchers around the world.

The theme of the Intercontinental Academia is time. This theme was chosen because it is usually conceptualized differently in each area of knowledge, whether humanities or natural sciences; and because, according to the project leaders, "to obtain a comprehensive overview of the impacts of these notions in science and culture in general there must be an academic dialogue between people working and experiencing the different concepts of time."

Two meetings of immersion are planned to occur in March 2015, at the University of São Paulo, and in January 2016, at the Nagoya University, besides other activities during this period.

See the steps to applying: