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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Science without Borders/FAPESP

Durham University participates in the Science without Borders and FAPESP schemes, which awards scholarships to outstanding Brazilian students and scientists for one-year study abroad programmes, full PhDs, sandwich PhDs and exchanges at postdoctoral research level.

At Durham Chemistry, we are delighted to be hosting both undergraduate and postgraduate students through the Science without Borders and FAPESP programmes. 

If you are a prospective PhD student or postdoctoral researcher interested in coming to Durham Chemistry, please contact Dr. Ivana Evans.

Julia Galvez Bulhoes Pedreira (undergraduate SwB student)

Julia Galvez Bulhoes Pedreira is an undergraduate Chemistry student at the University of Brasilia.

Julia obtained a Science without Borders scholarship to do her third year at Durham University. After completing her modules during the academic year, Julia did a summer research project in the group of Dr. Sharon Cooper.

Julia is very pleased to have done an dexchange year and says "I now feel more excited about chemistry than ever". 

You can read the full interview with Julia here.


Rafael Nunes (sandwich PhD FAPESP student)

Rafael Nunes is a PhD student in Chemistry at Paulista State University in Sao Paolo.

Rafael obtained FAPESP funding to do the third year of his PhD at the Department of Chemistry at Durham University, to work in the research group of Professor John Evans. His project is in the area of structural characterisation of pharmaceutical solids, and his specific goal was to strenghten his experise in powder diffraction methods.

Reflecting on the effect his Durham experience has had on his future carrer goals, Rafael says: "After working for a while with a big name of international science, it is impossible not to want something special for our own career. "

You can read the full interview with Rafael here.