Brazil - Research Funding

Research is funded in Brazil through different developmental systems and institutions, which are linked directly or indirectly to Brazilian ministries. Institutional financing, for example, comes from the National Scientific and Technological Development Fund (FNDCT). Some public universities also have their own agencies, foundations and separate funds, which are managed with the purpose of supporting their faculties and students with regard to research and development of technological innovations. There is also, to a lesser extent, financing from private initiative, coming from companies and the industrial sector. Check below the main institutions and fostering programs for research and innovation in the country: