Pesquisador Visitante Especial /Principal Investigator

Special Visiting Research Grant
CNPq – Science without Borders
Dr. Fabio Boylan
(M.Pharm., M.Sc., Ph.D., M.A.)
Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy
The scholarship program for "Special Visiting Researcher" aims to attract a senior
foreign researchers recognized internationally as leadership in priority areas of
Science Without Borders program, to conduct projects with Brazilian research
groups and visit Brazil for up to three months each year over two to three years.
The program also provides scholarships for Brazilian students to doctoral and
postdoctoral keep projects in Brazil and abroad. The benefits of this fellowship
include support for living expenses when the researcher is in Brazil as well
funding for the local laboratory.
- Engineering and other technological areas
- Pure and natural sciences
- Health and biomedical sciences
- Information and communication technologies
- Aerospace
- Pharmaceuticals
- Sustainable agricultural production
- Oil, gas and coal
- Renewable energy
- Biotechnology
- Nanotechnology and new materials
- Technology for prevention and mitigation of natural disasters
- Biodiversity and bioprospection
- Marine sciences
- Minerals
- New technologies for constructive engineering
- Formation of technical personnel
The fellowship will cover the period from 12 to 36 months and the benefits are:
R$ 14,000.00 (fourteen thousand reais, about seven thousand five hundred US
dollars) per month for living expenses;
Research grants in maximum amount of R$ 50,000.00 (fifty thousand reais, about
twenty eigth thousand US dollars) per year;
Flight tickets;
post-doctoral scholarships in Brazil for the maintenance of the research during the
absence of the visiting researcher
PhD scholarships (sandwich) abroad to Brazilian researchers to follow the visiting
researcher in his country.
The proposal to receive a Special Visiting Researcher must only be submitted by the
host researcher in Brazil, exclusively by internet, through the Online Application Form
available in the website. It is necessary to attach a file with the research project and the
candidate's Curriculum resume into Lattes Platform or the summary of the candidate's
resume. New Public Call will be released in March, 5th 2015.
So, how to find a partner in Brazil?
Lattes Platform
An integrated database that enables the search for individuals,
research groups and Research & Development institutions into a single Information
System. Presently, the Platform has more than 135,000 investigators' CVs
(in English)
Institutions of Science and Technology It is also possible to search for Brazilian
institutions actively involved in the country´s Science & Technology system at the
Directory of Institutions. (in Portuguese)
Outcome of this grant so far:
- 3 publications
- 1 co-supervision in Brazil
- 1 co-supervision in Ireland
- Building proof of concept for
another grant application

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