Saturday, May 19, 2012

Brazil will offer 100 000 research schoolarships

Brazil, have good news for science and technology. There are 100 000 to givescholarships to students and researchers (preferably Brazilian, including those residing in Portugal) who want to develop undergraduate, doctoral, postdoctoral, or else internship programs or research. 

The scholarships take different forms. One looks young scientists beginning their careers. The duration of the fellowship is three years, and priority is given to researchers with Brazilian nationality. But nothing prevents it from applying young Portuguese scientists who demonstrate merit and ability. 

Another method is the Special Guest Researcher in Brazil, covering primarilyBrazilians living abroad, but also foreign researchers who demonstrate merit andscientific leadership. The aim is for 390 visiting researchers are committed to visit Brazil with a regular set: two months per year over three years. And that, too, receive and train young Brazilians abroad. In return they receive money for travel and research projects.

The Brazilian economy, which has grown considerably in recent years, remainsconstrained in terms of science and technology - which gives you only 47. Place in the global ranking of innovation. To address the problem, without FrontiersScience Program, launched recently by Rousseff in junction with the Council ofEconomic and Social Development, is designed to boost the country in the area of ​​science and technology research.

With this initiative, there will be more Brazilian students to receive training in foreign institutions of repute, who after training will be applied at home where you want it built a new generation of educational thinking in a logic of sustainable development in this area.

The project, which will extend until 2014, foresees an investment of 3.16 billionreais, and according to the Minister of Science and Technology, Mercadante, arethe priority areas such as engineering, exact sciences, biological and health, towhich are added to the computing and information technology.

The recipients have the privilege of forming the highest ranked institutions in the world, according to the "rankings" and the Times Higher Education QS World University Rankings.

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