To increase exchanges with Brazil
The Brazilian government's Science Without Borders Program provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from Brazil for one to three year of study at universities in France.
Scholarships will be given primarily to students and PhD candidates in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. This initiative is part of the Brazilian government's larger effort to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities. The program will provide a substantive exchange experience at a french university to a diverse group of emerging Brazilian student leaders to widen the academic and research exchange between France and Brazil. This initiative is the result of joint efforts from two sponsoring organizations, CAPES and CNPq.
CAPES - Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) is an organization within the Ministry of Education in Brazil devoted to the evaluation and expansion of higher education in Brazil. Many of the projects financed by CAPES includes services that provide an opportunity for graduate students to have a hands on experience and apply their skills to test. Their programs range from focusing their studies in the Amazon to expanding their knowledge in nanotechnology.
CNPq- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) is an organization within the Ministry of Science and Technology devoted to the advancement of scientific research and technology and the formation of human resources for research in Brazil. They have many programs aimed to concentrate in the environmental issues of the nation as well as engaging in the genetic and biotechnology field with neighboring countries to Brazil.
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