Science Without Borders Program – Call for Visiting Researchers

February 13, 2014

Science Without Borders Program in Brazil –  Call for  Visiting Researcher

For further information, check the document of Public Call, in Portuguese, available here.

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


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.


The proposal to receive a Special Visiting Researcher must only be submitted by the host researcher in Brazil, exclusively by the internet, through the Online Application Form available on 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.

For further information, click here.

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