The goal of this program is to foster interactions between American and Brazilian students, by providing students with meaningful experiences in mathematical research. It is organized as a Research Experience for Undergraduates Institute, but it differs from the traditional REU by gathering not only undergraduate students, but students in transition to a graduate program and beginning graduate students.

We make the necessary travel arrangements for the trip to Brazil. Participants have travel expenses covered (air fare, lodging, visa, health insurance) and receive a stipend. Each participant is responsible for acquiring a valid passport and for obtaining a visa. To complement the research experience, we organize enrichment activities, as well as cultural and recreational field trips. Activities are conducted in English and no prior knowledge of Portuguese is necessary.

The two previous IRES program in Brazil took place at UNICAMP and USP-Sao Carlos. Please visit IRES 2006 and IRES 2007 to review this program. You can find out more about other USA-BRAZIL collaboration programs visiting 2003 REU in Rio de Janeiro and 2004 REU at UNICAMP, Campinas, SP.

For information on this year program go to IRES 2008 . For any program related question contact M. Helena Noronha.

This program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.