The Science Without Borders Program. What Danish researchers should know about it

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If you are you a Danish Researcher or if you are working for Danish Research Institution you should definitely read this post

The Science Without Borders Program. What is it?

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The Science without borders program  seeks to promote the consolidation, expansion and internationalization of science, technology, innovation and Brazilian competitiveness by supporting Brazilian students with their studies in other countries via partnerships Brazilian and foreign institutions.

The Science without borders program will distribute a bit more than 100.000 scholarships untill 2014, to promote the exchange of graduation and post graduation students, so they can have the opportunity to be at the best universties of the world


What are the areas covered by the program?

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  • Engineering and other technology areas
  • Exact and Land Science
  • Biology, Biomedical Science and Healthcare
  • IT and Communications Technology
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sustainable Agriculture production
  • Oil & Gas and mineral coal
  • Renewable Energies
  • Mineral Technologies
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology and New Materials
  • Preventive technologies and mitigation of natural disasters
  • Biodiversity and Bioprospection
  • Marince Science
  • Creative Industry ( Focused on products and processes for technological development and innovation)
  • New technologies for building engineering
  • Formation of Technical Personell

Which countries are partners of Brazil in the Science without Borders program?

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Germany

·         Australia

·         Austria

·         Belgium

·         Canada

·         China

·         South Korea

·         Denmark

·         USA

·         Spain

·         Finland

·         France

·         Netherlands

·         Hungary

·         India

·         Ireland

·         Italy

·         Japan

·         Norway

·         New Zealand

·         Portugal

·         UK

·         Czech Republic

·         Russia

·         Sweden

·         Ukraine


Why Danes working in the Research area should know about the Program?

The Science without borders program seeks to attract researchers from abroad who are interested in coming to Brazil to establish partnerships with Brazilian researches within the prioritary areas covered by the program.

The program wants to encourage junior research level as well as senior leaders to come to Brazil and do research in the fields mentioned above.

The program separates young talent researchers in two Levels. Young talent Researcher level A and Young Talent Researcher Level B.

The benefits for a young talent researcher level A are:

  • R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand reais, about four thousand US dollars) per month for living expenses;
  • Grant amounting to R$ 20.000,00 (twenty thousand reais, about eleven thousand US dollars) per year;
  • Airline tickets; and
  • Accommodation aid amounting R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand reais, about four thousand US dollars).

The benefits for a young talet researcher level B are:

Young Talent Researcher Level B

  • R$ 3.700,00 (about US$ 2000,00) per month for living expenses;
  • Grant amounting to R$ 10.000,00 (about five thousand US dollars) per year;
  • Airline tickets; and
  • Accommodation aid amounting R$ 3.700,00 (about US$ 2000,00).

How about the Senior Professors and Lead Researchers?

Senior professors and Lead researchers are encouraged to contact and perform joint projects with research groups in Brazil and to work in the country for up to 3 months every year for a period of two to 3 years

The submission for special visiting can only be done by the local hosting institution, only via internet, through an online application form that is avaiable on http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/faq.

In order to know all benefits you can have as a foreing researcher please visit the Ciencia sem fronteira website or click here http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br/web/csf-eng/opportunities-for-individuals-from-abroad, to see what benefits you can have.

Danes should pay attention at this program as this could be a great opportunity to expand your network in Brazil, and contribute for some really significant research that could bring great benefits to Brazil and  your institution in Dk. Moreover, this could be a great opportunity for you to leave Denmark for a while and enjoy a warm and nice weather somewhere in Brazil.


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Carlos Monteiro is a Brazilian citizen, graduated in Business Administration by the Catholic University of São Paulo. He lives in Odense, Denmark with his Danish Wife, Cathrine, and their half Danish /Brazilian daughter Ines Marie. You are very welcome to be in contact him at any time.

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