The Program


Science Without Borders (SWB) is a Brazilian scholarship program, a joint effort of the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) through their respective funding agencies – CAPES and CNPq.
The program aims to revolutionize the research and development system in Brazil, and also to enhance international education through the international mobility of under-graduate, graduate students, researchers, post-doctoral students encouraging research, innovation and exchange between Brazilian universities and colleges and higher education institutions around the world.

Characteristics Excellence – due to the program, the best students and researchers can participate in researches in the most outstanding universities around the world.

Industrial interest – the program focuses on areas with strong industrial interest. Such focus on industrial interest will ensure that award-holders will have strong chances of employment both in industry and academy. CAPES and CNPq will consider proposals aimed at specific themes included in the program which may be of special interest for the partner.

Open or clustered approach – either an open or clustered approach of partnership is possible. Schemes to target specific areas within key institutions around the world are welcomed and may help setting up genuine and competitive research teams.
Institutional links – The clustering approach will also lead to the establishment of solid academic links between key institutions.

For more information please visit the Science without Borders website.