Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) was formally known as Brazil Science Without Borders Program.

BSMP Spring 2014

The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) is a Brazilian Government scholarship program which aims to send 100,000 Brazilian undergraduate and graduate students under full time/non-degree/for credit status for an entire academic year in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at top universities around the world.  Funding is also provided for students to pursue full PhDs abroad.  UIC is a proud hosting institution of these scholars.

**If you are a Brazilian scholar planning to study at UIC please contact for more information about the UIC programs and admission processes and deadlines.


The Institute of International Education (IIE) manages Brazil Scientific Mobility Program  for undergraduates in the U.S..  BSMP is supported at the highest levels of the U.S. and Brazil governments including the Presidents and Ambassadors in both the US and Brazil.  The U.S. and Brazil are committed to expanding on this successful program by developing more partnerships between higher education institutions to support further collaboration between the two countries.

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program  is run and managed by two Brazilian higher education agencies CAPES and CNPq.  Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) is the Federal Agency of Support and Evaluation of Postgraduate Education in Brazil. CAPES is the agency of the Ministry of Education dedicated to the evaluation and expansion of higher education in Brazil.

Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), or National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, sits within the Ministry of Science and Technology. CNPq is dedicated to the advancement of scientific research and technology, and to the development of human resources for research in Brazil.

For more information about BSMP please see the IIE website.

For more information regarding the application process, please click here.

Additional BSMP Programs

In addition to sending 100,000 of the best Brazilian students and researchers to the best universities in the world, the program will also provide ‘Inbound Fellowships’, which aim to bring to Brazilian universities and research centers a total of 1,250 researchers (860 early-career researchers and 390 senior scholars) under an unparalleled funding scheme.  UIC has already established exchanges of researchers and scholars under this umbrella.

The ‘Young Talent’ awards fully fund 1-3 year research stays in Brazil with an attractive package (round-trip tickets, relocation expenses, a tax-free highly competitive lecturer-level monthly allowance, a contribution toward research costs and funding for research assistantship) and a particularly generous 2-3 year grant is available to ‘Special Visiting Researchers’ (round-trip tickets for every 1-3 month annual visit to Brazil, a tax-free highly competitive senior-level monthly allowance, and a Post-doctoral Fellow in Brazil).  


Brazil University Leaders Visit UIC


Dr. Cecilia Gerber discusses physics teaching and research with STEM programs within UIC.

A delegation of Brazilian university leaders visited UIC to discuss the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. They met with faculty and staff to learn more about UIC.

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