Program open to undergraduate students at universities in Latin America and the Caribbean; scholarship winners will travel to CNPEM in January 2024
CNPEM’s Summer Scholarship Program (Programa Bolsas de Verão, PBV) has reached its 31st year; the program has been running since 1992 in order to extend the reach of science and encourage young people to follow careers in science and technological development. Candidates can apply from September 1 to 22, 2023, and the program will receive the selected students from January 5, 2024. Applications can be submitted online at no cost.
The program serves students enrolled in undergraduate courses in the exact and earth sciences (including engineering and technology), life sciences, and health at universities in Latin American and Caribbean countries. During the previous 30 editions, CNPEM has hosted over 440 students who spent unforgettable summer vacations here.
The selected candidates will receive benefits including free round-trip travel from their place of residence to the CNPEM campus in Campinas, psychological and pedagogical assistance, travel insurance, lodging, and daily transport between their lodging and CNPEM. The complete list of benefits and responsibilities can be consulted here.
The PBV31 site contains all the information about the program, including important dates, benefits, responsibilities, instructions for application, desired student profile, and a comprehensive list of questions and answers about the Summer Scholarships: https://pages.cnpem.br/bolsasdeverao/.
Application period: September 1 to October 1
Results announced: from November 10, 2023
PBV31 Scholarship Program dates: January 5 to March 1, 2024
With a sophisticated and vibrant environment for research and development that is the only one of its kind in Brazil and found in only a few scientific centers in the world, the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) is a private, non-profit organization overseen by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). The Center operates four national laboratories and Sirius, the most complex project in Brazilian science and one of the world’s most advanced synchrotron light sources. CNPEM is home to highly specialized multi-thematic teams, globally competitive lab infrastructure that is open to the scientific community, strategic lines of research, innovative projects in partnerships with the productive sector, and training for researchers and students. The Center is an environment driven by research into solutions that impact the areas of health, energy and renewable materials, agri-environmental, and quantum technologies. In 2022, with support from the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC), CNPEM expanded its activities with the opening of the Ilum School of Science. This interdisciplinary program in science, technology, and innovation implements innovative ideas to provide a high quality free and full-time undergraduate education immersed in the research environment at CNPEM. The CNPEM 360 Platform provides visitors with a virtual immersive visit to the Center’s main environments and activities. Visit at: https://pages.cnpem.br/cnpem360/.