Funding Programs with Brazil

Non-exhaustive list.

Europe - Brazil


B. BICE+ is an international cooperation (INCO) program financed by the European Commission to support bilateral cooperation in research and innovation between Europe and Brazil.

It may also issue Calls for Proposals to fund the mobility grants of European or Brazilian researchers wanting to get involved in events demonstrating the results of a Europe-Brazil collaboration or exchange visits to create a Europe-Brazil collaboration.

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France - Brazil

CAPES-COFECUB Franco-Brazilian Research Exchange Program

This program co-finances short-term missions of researchers and scholars and entirely funds scholarships for Brazilian Ph.D. students to conduct studies in France for a maximum period of 18 months.

Overseen in France by the French Committee for the Evaluation of Academic and Scientific Cooperation with Brazil (COFECUB), operator of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI), and the Federal Agency of Support and Evaluation of Postgraduate Education (CAPES) in Brazil, this framework agreement aims to facilitate research projects and create an inter-university exchange system through a joint annual Call for Proposals.

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This framework agreement was implemented to create an academic exchange system between French and Brazilian professors for developing high-level joint research projects. It is funded by São Paulo University (USP) in Brazil and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) in France.

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Franco-Brazilian Chairs Program

This program was set up to host French researchers or professors in a Brazilian university and is ideally aimed at senior holders of the French "habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR)" (accreditation to supervise research). The visit must be for a minimum period of 45 days and a maximum period of between 3 months and one year depending on the host university. The chairs must be co-directed by a Brazilian supervising professor and include a public lecture or an outreach activity. Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend from the partner university. The French Embassy in São Paulo will finance the return airfare costs. Posts are open in various universities:

  • French Chairs in the State of São Paulo
  • Chairs with the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais)
  • Chairs with the Rio de Janeiro State University (Rio de Janeiro)

 For further information, please visit the websites of France's Consulates General in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian "Science Without Borders" Program

France is involved in this program which is led by Campus France on the French side and two Brazilian higher education and research mobility agencies, CAPES and CNPq on the Brazilian side. The program aims to send Brazilian students who hold a general or professional degree, Master's and Ph.D. in Exact Sciences Engineering Science, Environmental Science and Culture Industries to study in France, but it also offers opportunities for researchers from abroad to conduct their studies in Brazil:

  • "visiting researcher" scholarship gives young researchers who are scholarship holders the opportunity to stay in Brazil for one to three months per year for a period of two to three years
  • "young talent" scholarships support the mobility of young researchers (Brazilian as a priority but also of foreign nationality) for a period of 12 to 36 months

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Sorbonne University-Research Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro Agreement

Sorbonne University signed an agreement with the Research Support Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ), to co-finance research projects conducted jointly between teams of researchers from the Sorbonne University and Brazilian partners.

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Programs Dedicated to Information and Communication Science and Technology

STIC-AmSud Regional Program

This program aims to promote and enhance the collaboration and creation of research-development networks through joint research projects.

Outside of Brazil, they involve Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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ANR Programs

The French National Research Agency (ANR) has concluded bilateral agreements with international counterpart agencies. In Brazil, agreements have been negotiated with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and the Foundation for Science and Technology Support in Pernambuco (FACEPE). Research projects in the field of ICST are eligible.

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