Science without Borders Program - Opportunities for individuals from abroad
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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 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
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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.
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