Science without Borders will have another 100,000 scholarships as of 2015

In a ceremony held yesterday, June 25, at Palácio do Planalto, President Dilma Rousseff announced that from 2015 to 2018 the program Science without borders will grant another 100,000 scholarships at universities abroad. Launched in 2011, the program has so far offered 83,184 scholarships. The goal is 101,000 scholarships by the end of the year, a number that should be reached with the new offer in September.

The new stage of Science without Borders will prioritize the allocation of scholarship recipients in the public and public schools' math, physics and chemistry olympics. the granting of a postgraduate scholarship to former undergraduate scholarship holders who obtain acceptance as an institution of excellence for research in the fields of program. There are also some specific programs for ex-scholarship holders of Science without Borders.

According to the president, Science without Borders will have “increasingly an interface with all other educational training programs and scientific and technological production in Brazil. It was made to guarantee Brazil conditions to generate, here, innovation".

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The Minister of Education, Henrique Paim, was also present at the ceremony and presented a balance of Science without Borders. So far, 52% of the scholarships offered are for Engineering courses. The areas that include Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Health account for 18% of the concessions; Exact and Earth Sciences add up to 8%; Computing and Information Technologies, 6%; Sustainable Agricultural Production, 4%; Drugs and Biotechnology, 2% each; and Biodiversities, Bioprospecting and Renewable Energies participate with 1% of the program's grants.

The countries that most receive Brazilian scholarship holders are the United States (32%), United Kingdom (11%), Canada (8%), France (8%) and Germany (7%). The program also has an agreement with higher education institutions in other 25 countries in Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Adriano Lesme

Source: Brazil School -

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