Funding

Funding opportunities for research are made available by both Canadian and Brazilian agencies. For more information, please view the table below. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and specific funding opportunities can be found on the Office of Research's Funding page.

If you are a student interested in an exchange program to Brazil, please visit the Centre for International Programs.

Funding Agencies

The following table shows Canadian and Brazilian funding agencies with links to their websites. A short description of each agency is also provided.
Namesort descending Location Description
CAPES: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Ministry of Education-MEC) Location: Brazil

CAPES provides support and scholarships for both graduate students completing their ‘sandwitch’ PhD outside of Brazil, as well as for visiting Brazilian faculty.

CNPq: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation-MCTI) Location: Brazil

Provides support for Research Projects; also provides scholarships for graduate students completing their ‘sandwich’ PhD outside of Brazil as well as for Brazilian faculty and post-doctoral fellows.

FACEPE: Fundação de Amparo à Ciência e Tecnologia de Pernambuco Location: Brazil

Provides scholarships for undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and Visiting Researchers.

FAPEMIG: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais Location: Brazil

Provides scholarships for undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and Visiting Researchers.

FAPESP: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Location: Brazil

Provides scholarships for undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and Visiting Researchers.

Finep: Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation-MCTI) Location: Brazil

Provides support for Business Innovation, Scientific and Technological Institutes (ICT) and Interactions between Businesses and ICTs.

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Location: Canada

In its role as the Inter-American System for agriculture, IICA supports the efforts of its Member States such that they can accomplish rural well-being and agricultural development.

International Scholarships Location: Canada

International Scholarships, made available by the Government of Canada, provides scholarships, fellowships and funding opportunities for Canadian students and researchers looking to study or research abroad.

Mitacs Location: Canada

Mitacs is a not-for-profit national organization that provides support for research and training programs in Canada. Funding is available for all disciplines.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Location: Canada

NSERC supports post-secondary students and postdoctoral fellows in their advanced studies by investing in basic research, as well as projects between post-secondary institutions and industry.