Previous Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants Recipients

Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2018

Collaborative Research Project:
UIUC – USP knowledge Exchange and Research Proposal: Literacies and Languages in Teacher Education Stage 2 Proposal
Principal Investigators:
Bill Cope, (Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois) billcope@illinois.edu, Walkyria Monte Mor, (Associate Professor, Universidade de São Paulo)


Lemann Institute Collaborative Research Grants awarded in 2017

Collaborative Research Project:
Statute of the city and urban inclusion: Study of formal planning and citizens’ informal insurgent practices in Fortaleza, Brazil
Principal Investigators:
Faranak Miraftab, (Professor, Department of Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois) faranak@illinois.edu, Clarissa Freitas, (Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal do Ceará)

Collaborative Research Project:
Literacies and Languages in Teacher Education
Principal Investigators:
Bill Cope, (Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois) billcope@illinois.edu, Walkyria Monte Mor, (Associate Professor, Universidade de São Paulo)

Collaborative Research Project:
The Genetics of a Plant Disease and Pests Important to Brazil and the US
Principal Investigators:
Steve Clough, (US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, University of Illinois) sjclough@illinois.edu, Fernando Juliatti, (Universidade de Uberlândia)

Collaborative Research Project:
Amazonian Geopolymer Perfomance-Based Specification for Sustainable Construction
Principal Investigators:
Mauro Sardela, (Director of Central Research Facilities, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratories, University of Illinois) sardela@illinois.edu, Ruy A. Sá Ribeiro, (Senior Research Engineer, Structural Engineering Laboratory, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia)


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