Brazilian centre aims to attract foreign researchers
One of Latin America's largest biomedical research institutes has today (3 July) launched a new grant programme to attract foreign postdoctoral researchers.
It is the first time that Brazil's Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has opened its 14-year old fellowship programme to foreigners, says Reinaldo Guimarães, the foundation's vice-president for research and scientific development.
"These fellowships will allow Fiocruz to enhance international cooperation with both developed and developing countries," says Guimarães, who is in charge of the programme.
It will offer 106 grants — 96 for junior researchers who have had their doctorate for less than five years (US$39,000 per year), and ten grants for researchers holding a doctorate for more than five years (US$47,000 per year).
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