Starting in October 2011, the Brazil Institute established a partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to promote and highlight the expanded cooperation on science and innovation between the United States and Brazil.  A three day symposium was held at the Wilson Center as part of FAPESP Week, in celebration of the Foundation’s 50th anniversary. A follow up symposium titled “Brazilian Nature and Our Scientific Partnerships” took place in February 2012 at Ohio State University, in Columbus. As a result of the success of the first symposium at the Wilson Center in 2011, FAPESP and the Brazil Institute co-sponsored FAPESP Week 2012 in October, with seminars on specific fields of scientific cooperation which took place at the University of Toronto, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, and the University of West Virginia, in Morgantown. 

FAPESP Week 2013 was held in November in three of North Carolina’s leading public research universities: UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, and NC State Raleigh.The present publication brings together a summary of reports of panels that took place during FAPESP Week North Carolina. It was prepared by the team of journalists from Agência FAPESP.