EURAXESS Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC)

EURAXESS Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) links researchers in Brazil and other CELAC countries with Europe. Free information and events on research funding, research careers and collaboration opportunities.

EURAXESS Brazil, now EURAXESS Latin America and Caribbean States, has been serving researchers in all fields interested in collaborating with and/or pursuing a research career in Europe since 2013.


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Horizon 2020
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SCience Slam

Science Slam - show your research

EURAXESS Brazil science communication competition awards a free trip to Europe

Applications currently open

Scientists briefly present their topic of research to a large and curious audience of non-experts in an entertaining atmosphere. The annual competition is receiving applications until 15 September. Live finals in Rio de Janeiro on 25 October during the National Science and Technology Week.



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Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between Brazil and Europe are available!

Through our job search portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!

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EU Brazil collaboration

Europe-Brazil collaboration opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe and Brazil. Read more below.

The EU promotes international cooperation in science and technology through its Horizon 2020 framework programme. This programme runs from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of €80 billion.

Brazilian participants (individual researchers and/or institutions) can join projects in any area. Horizon 2020 therefore provides the EU and Brazil with the opportunity to build on what is already a fruitful area of collaboration.

The Excellent Science Pillar of Horizon 2020 offers dedicated programmes like Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and The European Research Council (ERC) to support the best research talents irrespective of their nationality with fellowships and grants.

For the more information on 2017 and other forthcoming calls, please visit the participant portal of Horizon 2020. Please click on Online Manual and on Reference Document for additional insight. Read also the European Commission brochure which describes specific opportunities for international cooperation by theme and by country in the Horizon 2020 - Work Programme for 2016-2017 here.

Selection of Calls of potential interest for Brazil for 2016 & 2017

In order to encourage the participation of Brazilian researchers under Horizon 2020 calls, the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) listed potential calls of interest for EU-Brazil cooperation.

Calls cover the timeframe of 2016 to 2017 and are divided following Horizon 2020's priorites: Excellent Science; Industrial Leadership; Societal Challenge, and the respective sub-programmes.

For technical issues related to the contents of the calls and for networking support, please contact:

Funding of Brazilian participation

Brazil was in the top five non-European countries in terms of active participation in the EU’s previous framework programme for science and technology (FP7).

In Horizon 2020, Brazilian entities are no longer automatically eligible for funding and must, therefore, determine the sources of funding and resources for their part of the project.

Existing co-funding mechanisms in Brazil

Different funding schemes are being set up in different Brazilian states through the existing Research Foundations (FAPs) in each state to fund Brazilian participation in Horizon 2020 collaborative projects.

The first scheme was established by the Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) in 2015. Following this, the National Council of Research Foundations CONFAP has led a coordinated effort among the other research foundations in Brazilian States to follow the example of FAPESP.

As a result, co-funding schemes for Brazilian researchers are available in the following states:

Read INCOBRA Factsheet on the FAPs guidleines here for more details.


Cooperation in ICTs

The EU and Brazil are jointly engaged in addressing issues relating to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

An EU-Brazil Information Society Dialogue, held in 2012, agreed a €10 million call for proposals to fund ICT projects of common interest. The two parties also shared their experience and knowledge of policy and regulatory issues in areas such as broadband development, governance and internet security, cloud computing and digital content.

The importance of cooperation with Brazil in this field comes from the following factors:

  • the growing influence of the Information Society and ICT in everyday life;

  • the increasing globalisation of the ICT sector and the leading role played by Brazil in Latin America’s digital economy;

  • Brazil’s rising importance regarding issues of strategic importance for the EU such as internet governance and information networks and security.

More : EU Information Society research




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Horizon 2020

European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.





European Research Council: Excellence Opened to the World

The European Research Council (ERC) is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual calls. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science pillar provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.





Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

Brazil is a partner country in Erasmus+. Brazilian institutions can join partnerships, individual Brazilian students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Brazilian researchers can also individually apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.



Delegation of the European Union to Brazil

Alejandro Zurita Centelles

R&I Counsellor for Brazil

SHIS QI 07, Bloco A, Lago Sul

Brasília, DF. 71615-205, Brazil

Telephone: (+55) 61 2104 31 22

Telephone: (+55) 61 2104 48 52

Fax: (+55) 61 2104 31 41

Email: Alejandro Zurita Centelles

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Read more about EU-Brazil cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation here.


About EURAXESS Brazil


We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages. The membership is free!

We focus on two actions:

  • To provide regular, tailored and reliable information
  • To organise networking and information events






What can we do for you?


Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your project, to organize a presentation or an event at your organisation or any other need for support from EURAXESS.


For any question relative to Horizon 2020, contact the Research & Innovation Section of the EU Delegation to Brazil:

For EU funding of researchers mobility, contact Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions MSCA and the European Research Council ERC National Contact points (NCPs) in Brazil.

EURAXESS Brazil representative can also provide you with useful information and present the funding opportunities in your institution. Contact us at






Brazilian National Council for the State Funding Agencies - CONFAP

CONFAP is a non-profit organization. It was created in 2006 to articulate the interests from Brazilian State Funding Agencies, among other goals

Confap is a key actor of the EU-Brazil cooperation in science, technology and innovation. It hosts MSCA national contact point since 2016 and signed the implementing arrangement with ERC.

The 26 members that compose CONFAP meet in National Forums generally 4 times per year. Since 2013, CONFAP is directed by Sergio Luiz Gargioni (also president of the Santa Catarina State Research and Innovation Support Foundation).

INCOBRA project

INCOBRA project

Increasing International Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union – INCOBRA is an EU funded project for encouraging bilateral cooperation between R&I actors in Brazil (BR) and the European Union (EU), fostering collaboration and implementing activities agreed within the BR-EU Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation. Over 36 months, various activities will take place to identify main trends, help with coordination of funding opportunities, matchmaking of companies and institutions, to network and make alliances, and to support alignment of EU-BR agendas.