FGV CPDOC expands international networks in research methodology area

This three-year international training project is aimed at expanding the computational analysis approaches developed in recent years by FGV CPDOC in partnership with the FGV´s School of Applied Mathematics (FGV EMAp) and Columbia University.
Social Sciences
17 February 2020
FGV CPDOC expands international networks in research methodology area

The FGV´s School of Social Sciences (FGV CPDOC) has begun 2020 by expanding its international collaboration network in the area of advanced research methodologies for the social sciences and history. A selection process will run from January to March, to award six scholarships as part of the Data Science in the Social Sciences Project, funded by CAPES-PrInt, the international program of the Brazilian Education Ministry’s graduate education support agency, CAPES.

There are three scholarships to attract international researchers to FGV and three to send professors and students to do research abroad. The scholarship modalities include Sandwich Doctorate, Post-Doctorate, Visiting Junior and Senior Professors, and Young Talent.

At the same time, six professors, six technicians and five doctoral students will begin internships abroad. The professors will spend between one and 12 months at institutions in the United States, Switzerland, Sweden and France. The doctoral students will spend between six and 12 months at institutions in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. The technical employees, who work for FGV CPDOC’s Digital Humanities Laboratory and Documentation Center, will spend between two and three months at research centers and universities in Canada, Norway and Switzerland. In all, there will be 17 research or technical training assignments at 13 institutions in nine countries.

This three-year international training project is aimed at expanding the computational analysis approaches developed in recent years by FGV CPDOC in partnership with the FGV´s School of Applied Mathematics (FGV EMAp) and Columbia University. In its first year, the project focused on the application of digital technologies to research, involving FGV CPDOC’s historical archives, including oral history records, paper documents, audiovisual materials and historical-biographical dictionary entries. In this second year, the project will teach professionals advanced theoretical and methodological skills, integrating computational approaches to analysis with qualitative and quantitative research methods.

In 2019, two FGV CPDOC professors served as visiting professors for three months at Columbia University and King’s College London, while the school received two researchers with doctorates for six-month assignments. All the reports, audiovisual materials and publications generated by the project are available on FGV CPDOC’s website.

The selection process notice and more information about the scholarship program are available here.