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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Youth, Gender and Sexuality at the School of Public Health of the University of São Paulo


This study aims to investigate how socioeconomic and gender inequalities, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, have marked youth sexual initiation and the dynamics of social and sexual interactions, with impact on SARS-CoV-2 prevention. Understanding how young students from public high school face violence and discrimination associated with gender and sexual orientation in their experiences with sexuality is one of the objectives linked to this post-doctoral fellowship.

The fellow will join a research project supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) through a call for proposals FAPESP has launched in 2021 to foster research aimed at public policies for facing the COVID-19-related socioeconomic crisis. This notice is aligned with the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery – based on UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the document was written with the participation of several scientists and research funding agencies from around the world, FAPESP among them.

Desired profile

Brazilians or foreign candidates fluent in Portuguese may apply. The candidate should hold a PhD in Social Sciences or a related field, and have theoretical knowledge and research experience in issues related to youth, gender and sexuality.


The selected candidate will receive a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the FAPESP in the amount of BRL8,479.20 (~USD1,700.00) per month and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 10% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity. For more details, visit: fapesp.br/en/postdoc.

Selection process

First phase: (1) a letter justifying the interest and potential contribution of the applicant to the project (up to 2 pages); (2) Curriculum Vitae (Lattes for Brazilians); (3) two recommendation letters from senior researchers in the area. The second phase corresponds to an online or face-to-face interview with the pre-selected candidates.

The documents must be sent to cabralcs@usp.br indicating POSDOC-YOUTH-GENDER-SEXUAL” as subject.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Youth, Gender and Sexuality

Field of knowledge: Collective health

FAPESP process: 2021/08571-3

Project title: In COVID-19 era: sexual initiation, socialization and risk exposure of youth from public high school

Working area: Youth; Sexuality; Gender; Human Rights

Number of places: 1

Principal investigator: Cristiane da Silva Cabral

Unit/Instituition: Faculdade de Saúde Pública – USP

Deadline for submissions: 2022-06-12

Publishing date: 2022-05-26

Locale: Avenida Doutor Arnaldo, 715, Cerqueira César, São Paulo

E-mail for proposal submission: cabralcs@usp.br

More information

For more information see the FAPESP website or download the description