Opportunities for individuals from abroad

Special Visiting Researcher

The scholarship program for "Special Visiting Researcher" aims to attract a senior foreign researchers recognized internationally as leadership in priority areas of Science Without Borders program, to conduct projects with Brazilian research groups and visit Brazil for up to three months each year over two to three years.

The program also provides scholarships for Brazilian students to doctoral and postdoctoral keep projects in Brazil and abroad. The benefits of this fellowship include support for living expenses when the researcher is in Brazil as well funding for the local laboratory.

Areas Covered

The proposals for the Special Visiting Researcher program should be focused in the following areas:

  • Engineering and other technological areas
  • Pure and Natural Sciences
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production
  • Oil, Gas and Coal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology and New Materials
  • Technology for prevention and mitigation of natural disasters
  • Biodiversity and bioprospection
  • Marine Sciences
  • Minerals
  • New technologies for constructive engineering
  • Formation of technical personnel

Benefits

The fellowship will cover the period from 12 to 36 months and the benefits are:

  • R$ 14,000.00 (fourteen thousand reais, about seven thousand five hundred US dollars) per month for living expenses;
  • Research grants in maximum amount of R$ 50,000.00 (fifty thousand reais, about twenty eigth thousand US dollars) per year;
  • Flight tickets;

Additional scholarships can be obtained: post-doctoral scholarships in Brazil for the maintenance of the research during the absence of the visiting researcher and PhD scholarships (sandwich) abroad to Brazilian researchers to follow the visiting researcher in his country. These scholarships should be provided in the research project and requested on the application form.

Submission

The proposal to receive a Special Visiting Researcher must only be submitted by the host researcher in Brazil, exclusively by internet, through the Online Application Form available in the website. It is necessary to attach a file with the research project and the candidate's Curriculum resume into Lattes Platform or the summary of the candidate's resume. New Public Call has been released in February, 5th 2014. 

Finding a partner in Brazil, clicking here

For the institutional proposals related to postgraduate programs in Brazil, recommended by CAPES, and corresponding to Line 1 on the previous calls, please click here for futherinformation. A specific call for projects linked to Postgraduate Programs will be available on the Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras website. Submission Form, click here.

Proposals related to: a) Research Centers of the MCTI; b) National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCT);  c) Research groups coordinated by researchers fellows of Productivity in Research (PQ) or technological development and innovative extension (DT), category 1 or 2 of CNPq researcher with equivalent profile; or d) Laboratories, research and development institutes or centers either public or private, please click here for the public call text. Submission Form, click here.

 


  

Young Talents

Young researchers working abroad with very good scientific accomplishments and who have excelled both qualitatively and quantitatively in their scientific or technological career are eligible to receive funding and resources to perform a two to three year-long research project in Brazil. The host research group would also receive funds, as a bench fee. An international call for proposals will be periodically and internationally disclosed. The program anticipates the availability of funds for at least 100 young researchers per year.

Expected candidate's profile

The scholarship program for "Young Talent Attraction" aims to attract young researchers living abroad, especially Brazilians, who have a highlighted scientific and technology production within the areas of interest to the Science Without Borders.

Covered Areas

Proposals for the Young Talent program must be focused on priority areas of the Science Without Borders Program, listed below:

  • Engineering and other technological areas
  • Pure and Natural Sciences
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sustainable Agricultural Production
  • Oil, Gas and Coal
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology and New Materials
  • Technology for prevention and mitigation of natural disasters
  • Biodiversity and bioprospection
  • Marine Sciences
  • Minerals
  • New technologies for constructive engineering
  • Formation of technical personnel

Benefits

The scholarship will cover the period of 12 to 36 months and the included benefits are:

Young Talent Researcher Level A

  • R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand reais, about US$ 3.500,00) per month for living expenses;
  • Grant amounting to R$ 20.000,00 (twenty thousand reais, about US$ 10.000,00) per year;
  • Airline tickets; and
  • Accommodation aid amounting R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand reais, about US$ 3.500,00).

Young Talent Researcher Level B

  • R$ 4.100,00 (about US$ 2.000,00) per month for living expenses;
  • Grant amounting to R$ 10.000,00 (about US$ 5.000,00) per year;
  • Airline tickets; and
  • Accommodation aid amounting R$ 4.100,00 (about US$ 2.000,00).

 Submission

Only host researcher in Brazil can submit the proposal, exclusively by the Internet, through the Online Application Form, available in the website http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf/jovem-talento3.

When the research contributor submits the proposal, its necessary to attach to the form, a file with the research project and the candidate's Curriculum resume into platform lattes application or the summary of the candidate's resume. New Public Call has been released in February, 5th, 2014.

Finding a partner in Brazil, clicking here

For the institutional proposals related to postgraduate programs in Brazil, recommended by CAPES, and corresponding to Line 1 on the previous calls, please click here for futherinformation. A specific call for projects linked to Postgraduate Programs will be available on the Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras website.
Submission Form, click here.

 

Proposals related to: a) Research Centers of the MCTI; b) National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCT);  c) Research groups coordinated by researchers fellows of Productivity in Research (PQ) or technological development and innovative extension (DT), category 1 or 2 of CNPq researcher with equivalent profile; or d) Laboratories, research and development institutes or centers either public or private, please click here for the public call text.  Submission Form, click here.

 

 

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