EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

 

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

EURAXESS Brazil, now EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean, 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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You will find below fellowships, grants and other funding opportunities for your research stays in Europe including hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between EURAXESS WW and Europe. EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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Image of (725381) France-Brazil: French Embassy in Brazil offers scholarships to Brazilian students in Master 2 programmes in France (2022-2023)
03/01/2022
With the aim of improving the conditions for receiving and welcoming Brazilian students in France, the French Embassy in Brazil...
Image of (725374) International PhD Programme fellowships at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, in Spain
03/01/2022
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research...
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03/01/2022
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03/01/2022
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EU - EURAXESS LAC Collaboration Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe and Brazil / Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more below.

Legal Framework

EU-Brazil cooperation relations are based on the 1992 Framework Co-operation Agreement signed in June 1992 and ratified by the Brazilian Congress in May 1995. In 2007, the EU recognised Brazil as one of its key global partners through the establishment of the formal EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership.

Academic cooperation

Between 2007 and 2013, the EU and Brazil promoted academic cooperation between European and Brazilian higher education institutions. For 2014 to 2020, the EU has made €163 million available for regional cooperation with Latin America in higher education inside Erasmus+.

EU-Brazil Science and Technology Agreement

Brazil and Europe have a long research cooperation tradition in the area of Science & Technology culminating in the signing in 2004 of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation. The agreement entered in force in 2007 and last renewed until August 2022 and aims at encouraging, developing and facilitating cooperative activities in areas of common interest, based on the principles of mutual benefit, timely exchange of information, reciprocal access to activities and protection of intellectual property rights.

The implementation of the cooperation agreement is managed by a joint steering committee which meets on a regular basis and has as main tasks to indicate priority sectors of mutual interests and advise on ways to improve cooperation.

The final declaration of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit, held in 2014, highlighted the fact that competitiveness, innovation and economic growth cannot be achieved without strengthening cooperation in science and technology.

The main areas of scientific cooperation are:

  • Marine Research
  • Health
  • Bio-economy
  • Transport, including aviation
  • Energy (in particular advanced biofuels)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sustainable urbanisation and environmental research
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Fusion Energy
  • Cooperation with the Joint Research Centre.

Other cooperation agreements

ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENT

On 22 May 2018, the European Commission and the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Brazilian Funding Agency for Studies and Projects (FINEP), and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) signed an agreement aiming at enhancing their coooperation in research and innovation called “administrative arrangement - AA". The AA aims at enhancing Brazilian participation in Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.
Under this umbrella, CNPq published its Guidelines for the preparation of research proposals for the CNPq in collaboration with proposals submitted to EU Horizon 2020 that set the rules for Brazilian parts willing to have research and innovation co-financing grants from H2020 programmes. 

The Administrative Arrangement was renewed on 19 November 2021, paving the way for a smoother Brazilian participation in Horizon Europe proposals. More: https://bit.ly/EU-BR_AA

EURATOM

The Agreement for Cooperation between the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and Brazil set in 2009 in the field of fusion energy research was ratified in December 2012 and came into force in January 2013.

Joint Research Centre - JRC

In the context of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit held in Brasí­lia in January 2013, a Cooperation Arrangement was signed between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) to undertake training and cooperation activities in the areas of disaster prevention and crisis management; climate change and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services; energy, including bioenergy and smart grids; food security; bioeconomy; information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as nanotechnologies.

Implementing Arrangement between the European Commission and the Brazilian National Council of the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP)

The implementing arrangement was signed and entered into force on 13 October 2016. It aims at encouraging the best Brazilian scientists to join research teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Under this arrangement, Brazilian post-doctoral grantees from the State Funding Agencies (FAPs), from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) can undertake short or long term research visits, in Europe, and collaborate with ERC-funded teams, conducting frontier research across Europe.

 

 

Newsletters

Stay up to date with our EURAXESS Brazil / LAC Newsletter. Read our country briefings, hot topics, in focus interviews on research and innovation. Receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones!

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EURAXESS Brazil / LAC Newsletter is a quarterly electronic newsletter, which provides information of specific interest to researchers in Brazil and other Latin America and Caribbean States who are interested in the European research landscape and conducting research in Europe or with European partners.

We do not circulate a PDF newsletter anymore. If you want to receive our publication by email, please register in our mailing list at bit.ly/EuraxessBR_LAC_Mailing

 

 

 

Map Horizon 2020

 

EURAXESS MEMBERS IN FOCUS

EURAXESS is supported by over 40 countries, of which we profile one in each of our quarterly EURAXESS LAC newsletters. So far, we featured the following countries:

 

EU INSIGHTS 

The “EU Insights” are articles covering topics of common interest related to researcher mobility, European S&T developments and policies in the European Union. They were originally published in EURAXESS monthly Newsletters worldwide.

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EURAXESS HELPS YOU SUCCEED

 

EURAXESS Tutorials

How to post a job offer in the EURAXESS portal (592.25 KB)

Increase your positions' visibility worldwide and recruit research talents from everywhere In the world. 

EURAXESS Hosting tool - How to post hosting offers on EURAXESS portal? (495.23 KB)

Express your institution’s interest in hosting researchers, MSCA or ERC fellows. Open to all institutions, including from Latin America and the Caribbean who are keen on receiving MSCA Global fellows for up to 2 years.

Step by step to MSCA Individual Fellowship proposal - How to submit a MSCA IF proposal (1.41 MB)

Experienced researchers (completed doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience) can apply for postdoctoral funding within the MSCA Individual Fellowships. EURAXESS Worldwide team prepared a step-by-step process on how to apply for this type of grant.

Becoming an EC expert in the evaluation of proposals - How to become a Horizon2020 Evaluator? (278.45 KB)

The European Commission is constantly looking for experts to assist in the evaluation of proposals and project monitoring and to join the peer review groups for Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The call for experts and registration is open throughout the whole period for the Horizon 2020 framework programme (2014-2020).

 

BRAZIL

These guides were specially drafted to highlight how Brazilian students, researchers and institutions can benefit from these European mobility schemes.

LAC

These guides were specially drafted to highlight how Latin American and Caribbean students, researchers and institutions can benefit from these European mobility schemes.

EURAXESS HELPS YOU SUCCEED

 

EURAXESS Tutorials

How to find NCPs (125.88 KB)

 

The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.

 

How to increase your institution’s visibility with the EURAXESS Portal (622.94 KB)

EURAXESS Partnering tool is useful to find partners, but also to be visible to international partners

How to post a job offer in the EURAXESS portal (592.25 KB)

Increase your positions' visibility worldwide and recruit research talents from everywhere In the world.

EURAXESS Hosting tool - How to post hosting offers on EURAXESS portal? (495.23 KB)

Express your institution’s interest in hosting researchers, MSCA or ERC fellows. Open to all institutions, including from Latin America and the Caribbean who are keen on receiving MSCA Global fellows for up to 2 years.

Step by step to MSCA Individual Fellowship proposal - How to submit a MSCA IF proposal (1.41 MB)

Experienced researchers (completed doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience) can apply for postdoctoral funding within the MSCA Individual Fellowships. EURAXESS Worldwide team prepared a step-by-step process on how to apply for this type of grant.

Becoming an EC expert in the evaluation of proposals - How to become a Horizon2020 Evaluator? (278.45 KB)

The European Commission is constantly looking for experts to assist in the evaluation of proposals and project monitoring and to join the peer review groups for Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The call for experts and registration is open throughout the whole period for the Horizon 2020 framework programme (2014-2020).

 

 

 

BRAZIL

These guides were specially drafted to highlight how Brazilian students, researchers and institutions can benefit from these European mobility schemes.

LAC

These guides were specially drafted to highlight how Latin American and Caribbean students, researchers and institutions can benefit from these European mobility schemes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

READ MORE ABOUT HORIZON 2020

 

ERC

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.

 

READ MORE ABOUT ERC

 

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.

 

READ MORE ABOUT MCSA

 

Erasmus+

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.

E+ FOR INDIVIDUALS

E+ FOR ORGANISATIONS

 

 

Delegation of the European Union to Brazil

Laura Maragna

R&I policy officer

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: Laura Maragna

Visit Website ›› and Facebook page

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

 

Useful links

 

 

About EURAXESS Brazil/LAC

 

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

 

E-Mails: brazil@euraxess.net & lac@euraxess.net

 

 

EURAXESS Latin america and the caribbean

What can we do for you?

 

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

 

 

 


 

 



Partners

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).

http://confap.org.br

ENRICH in LAC

ENRICH in LAC project

Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme, ENRICH in LAC is an initiative that aims

to promote collaborative opportunities for business and innovation players of Europe and Latin

America and the Caribbean regions.

Working as a network-based initiative, ENRICH in LAC provides consulting, networking and

training services that connects and supports companies, universities, research and technology

organisations and other innovation actors from both continents.

 

https://lac.enrichcentres.eu/