The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Previous Grant Award Recipients


Lemann Institute Research Grants for U of I Faculty Awards

Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants Recipients

Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2016

Collaborative Research Project:
Using Distributed Temperature Sensing to Measure Stream-Aquifer Exchange at the Ribeirão da Onça Creek Watershed in the Guarani Aquifer system
Principal Investigators:
Yu-Feng Lin, (Adjunct Associate Professor in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois) yflin@illinois.edu, Edson Wendland, (Professor de Hidráulica, Universidade de São Paulo)

Collaborative Research Project:
The Articulation on de Vowel Reduction in Brazilian Portuguese
Principal Investigators:
Ryan Shosted, (Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Illinois) rshosted@illinois.edu, Eleonora Albano, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Francisco Meneses, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Collaborative Research Project:
Engaging the community to examine substance use disorder treatment among adults in a Psychosocial Care Center for Alcohol and Drugs (CAPS-AD) in Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Liliane Windsor, (Assistant Professor - School of Social Work, University of Illinois) lwindsor@illinois.edu, Nadja Cristiane Lappan Botti, Universidade Federal de São João Del Rei


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2015

Collaborative Research Project:
Natural Biocides and Heat Treatment on Brazilian Tropical Woods: Changes in Crystalinity after Fungal Decay
Principal Investigators:
Cecília Leal, (Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois) cecilial@illinois.edu
Mauro Sardela, (Materials Science Laboratory, University of Illinois) sardela@illinois.edu

Collaborative Research Project:
Seeding a Strategic Collaboration with Illinois to Build Capacity in Genomics at the Federal University of Paraiba: A Metagenomic Approach to Understand Salmonella Infections in Poultry
Principal Investigators:
Bryan White, (Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois) bwhite44@illinois.edu

Collaborative Research Project:
International Law and Brazil's International Reputation
Principal Investigators:
Matthew Winters, (Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Illinois) mwinters@illinois.edu


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2014

Collaborative Research Project:
Measurement of Resistant Starch in Bananas, Beans, and Chestnuts
Principal Investigators:
Mary-Grace C. Danao, (Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois) gdanao@illinois.edu
Fernanda M. Vanin, (Assistant Professor in Food and Biosystems Engineering, USP‐Pirassununga) fernanda.vanin@usp.br

Collaborative Research Project:
Building Collaborations to Study Vulnerable Brazilian Youth
Principal Investigators:
Marcela Rafaelli, (Professor in the Department of Human and Community Development, University of Illinois) mraffaelli@illinois.edu
Normanda Araujo de Morais, University of Fortaleza
Juliana Prates Santana, Federal University of Bahia

Collaborative Research Project:
Identifying Pathogenic Elements of a Brazilian Virus that Infects Cattle and Humans as a Means to Develop Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Vaccines
Principal Investigators:
Joanna L Shisler, (Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois) jshisler@illinois.edu
Flávio Guimarães da Fonseca, (Associate Professor in the Microbiology Department, Federal University of Minas Gerais) fdafonseca@cpqrr.fiocruz.br
Erna Geessien Kroon, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais

Collaborative Research Project:
Development of a New Generation Vaccine to Control Livestock Rabies in Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Daniel L Rock, (Professor at the Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois) dlrock@illinois.edu
Diego G. Diel, (Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois) dgdiel@illinois.edu
Eduardo Furtado Flores, (Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Santa Maria) eduardofurtadoflores@gmail.com


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2013

Collaborative Research Project:
Production of nanoemulsions with proteins extracted from the light speckled kidney bean: an opportunity to enhance the value of a Brazilian commodity
Principal Investigators:
Hao Feng (Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) haofeng@illinois.edu
Samantha C. Pinho, (Professor, Department of Food Engineering, University of São Paulo)

Collaborative Research Project:
Convergent evolution in foregut fermenting herbivorous mammals in Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Roderick Mackie (Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) r-mackie@illinois.edu
Humberto Maciel França Madeira (Professor, School for Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná) hmf.madeira@gmail.com


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2012

Collaborative Research Project:
Functional Properties of Beans Selected and Grown in Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Elvira DeMejia (Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) edemejia@illinois.edu

Collaborative Research Project:
Project Via (Via Ativa): Active Living Everyday in Brazil
Principal Investigators
Andiara Schwingel (Assistant Professor, Kineseology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) andiara@illinois.edu


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2011

Collaborative Research Project:
The Electoral Connection in Open-List Proportional Representation Systems: Electoral Strategies and Legislative Behavior in Brazil, 1990-2010
Principal Investigators:
José Antonio Cheibub (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) cheibub@illinois.edu
Fernando Limongi (University of São Paulo)fdmplimo@usp.br

Collaborative Research Project:
Experimental Investigation of Second and Third Language Acquisition in Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Tania Ionin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) tionin@illinois.edu
Elaine Grolla (University of São Paulo) egrolla@usp.br


Lemann/FAPESP Award Recipients

Lemann/FAPESP Award Recipients 2016

Collaborative Research Project:
CyberSAS: CuberGIS for sustainable food and agricultural systems
Principal Investigators:
Luis Rodriguez, (Associate Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois) lfr@illinois.edu, José Vicente Caixeta - Universidade de São Paulo

Collaborative Research Project:
Geometric Structures via Lie Theory
Principal Investigators:
Rui Loja Fernandes (Professor of Mathematics, University of Illinois) ruiloja@illinois.edu, Ivan Struchiner - Universidade de São Paulo


Lemann Institute Research Grants for U of I Faculty Awards

U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2015

Andrew Miller, Illinois Natural History Survey
Carol Ann Shearer, Department of Plant Biology
Project Title: Ecology, Systematics, and Functional Diversity of Brazilian Freshwater Ascomycetes

Michael Silvers, Illinois School of Music
Project Title: Voices of Drought: Forró Soundscapes in Northeastern Brazil


U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2014

Karen Margarett Tabb Dina
Assistant Professor in School of Social Work
Project Title: Postpartum Suicidal Ideation in Brazil
ktabb@illinois.edu


U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2013

Ruth Aguilera
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration
Project Title: The Trojan horse of Latin America: Multinational expansion into Brazil as a regional launching pad 1990-2010.
agu@illinois.edu

Gisela Sin
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Project Title: Veto bargaining and the legislative process in Brazil
gsin@illinois.edu

Andrew Suarez
Associate Professor, Department of Animal Biology
Project Title: Evolution of traits associated with invasion success in Brazilian Linepithema ants
avsuarez@illinois.edu


U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2012

Hayri Onal
Professor, Department of Agriculture, Consumer Economics
Project Title: An Economic Analysis of the Biofuel Mandats in the U.S. and Brazil and Intensification of the Brazilian Livestock Sector: Challenges and Opportunities
h-onal@illinois.edu

Matthew Winters
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Project Title: Rouba, maz faz or not? Corruption, Information, and Accountability in Brazil
mwinters@illinois.edu

Marcelo Bucheli
Associate Professor, Business Administration / History
Project Title: National Elite, Multinational Corporations and Oil Policy in Brazil
mbucheli@illinois.edu


U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2011

Carla Santos
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Project Title: Tourism and Socioeconomic Realities in Brazil: a framing analisys
csantos@illinois.edu

Ryan Shosted
Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
Project Title: The Articulation of Nasalized Vowels in Brazilian Portuguese
rshosted@illinois.edu

Irene Small
Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
Project Title: Situating Transmission: Hercule Florence and the invention of photography in Brazil
ismall@illinois.edu

David Wright
Associate Professor, Department of English
Project Title: And in the Ruined Houses, a novel.
wright3@illinois.edu


U of I Faculty Members Awarded Research Grants in 2010

Flávia Andrade
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
Project Title: Life Expectancy and Healthy Life expectancy in Brazil
fandrade@illinois.edu

Merle Bowen
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Center for African Studies
Project Title: Economic Development and State Policies: Brazil's Quilombo Communities
bowen@illinois.edu

Waïl Hassan
Associate Professor, Program in Comparative and World Literature
Project Title: Arab-Brazilian Literature and Culture
whassan@illinois.edu