The BSMP Interns Blog shares stories from grantees of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program about their internship experiences. Grantees of this prestigious program participated in over 1,000 internships in 45 states and the District of Columbia in the summer of 2013. For more information about this component of the program, please complete the contact form on this page.
The Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is part of the Brazilian government’s larger effort to grant 100,000 scholarships to the best students from Brazil for study abroad at the world’s top universities. The program provides an exchange experience at a U.S. college or university to a diverse group of emerging Brazilian student leaders, widening the academic and research exchange between the U.S. and Brazil. This initiative is the result of joint efforts from two sponsoring organizations, CAPES and CNPq.
CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior is an organization within the Brazilian Ministry of Education. It is primarily concerned with the following activities: the evaluation of programs at Brazilian institutions of higher learning; and the awarding of grants and scholarships related to education.
CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico is an organization within the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. It is primarily concerned with the advancement of scientific research and technology.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) administers the program in the U.S.