EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) links researchers in Brazil and other LAC countries with Europe. Free information and events on research funding, research careers and collaboration opportunities.

EURAXESS Brazil, now EURAXESS Latin America and the Caribbean, has been serving researchers in all fields interested in collaborating with and/or pursuing a research career in Europe since 2013.


The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF supports the participation of German applicants together with partners from Argentina,...
Two schemes are receiving candidacies under the programme: - The first one is open to foreigners from any nationality, including...
WHERE: Porto Digital - Rua do Apolo, 235, Recife, PE, Brazil WHEN: 21 March 2018, from 9:00 to 17:30 Registrations...
WHERE : Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (MCTIC) Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco R, Auditório Lourenço Nassib Chehab, Brasília,...
07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
Brazil, Florianopolis
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Info day
07/03/2018 - 31/07/2018
Brazil, Florianopolis, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro
Versão em português abaixo EURAXESS Brazil and INCOBRA announce their upcoming Horizon 2020 and mobility info sessions in Brazil ...
15/11/2017 - 17/11/2017
Argentina, Buenos Aires
"The event “Science of Excellence in the CELAC countries: 20th Anniversary of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and 10th Anniversary of...


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SCience Slam

Science Slam - show your research

EURAXESS Brazil science communication competition awards a free trip to Europe

Finals in Rio de Janeiro on 25 October 2017 were also broadcasted live

Scientists briefly presented their research to a large and curious audience of non-experts in an entertaining and relaxed atmosphere. The live finals happened in Rio de Janeiro on 25 October during the National Science and Technology Week.



Use EURAXESS tools to:

Browse our database and create personalised alerts for funding: hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between Brazil and Europe are available!

Through our job search portal, find the job offer to continue your career in research!

Find collaborators for your research cooperation or hosts for your mobility projects within the EURAXESS community!​ 




EU Brazil collaboration

Europe-Brazil collaboration opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe and Brazil. Read more below.

Legal Framework

EU-Brazil cooperation relations are based on the 1992 Framework Co-operation Agreement signed in June 1992 and ratified by the Brazilian Congress in May 1995. In 2007, the EU recognised Brazil as one of its key global partners through the establishment of the formal EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership.

Academic cooperation

Between 2007 and 2013, the EU and Brazil promoted academic cooperation between European and Brazilian higher education institutions. For 2014 to 2020, the EU has made €163 million available for regional cooperation with Latin America in higher education inside Erasmus+.

EU-Brazil Science and Technology Agreement

Brazil and Europe have a long research cooperation tradition in the area of Science & Technology culminating in the signing in 2004 of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation. The agreement entered in force in 2007 and was renewed for further 5 years in 2012. It aims at encouraging, developing and facilitating cooperative activities in areas of common interest by carrying out and supporting scientific and technological research and development activities.

The implementation of the cooperation agreement is managed by a joint steering committee which meets on a regular basis and has as main tasks to indicate priority sectors of mutual interests and advise on ways to improve cooperation.

The final declaration of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit, held in 2014, highlighted the fact that competitiveness, innovation and economic growth cannot be achieved without strengthening cooperation in science and technology.

The main areas of scientific cooperation are:

  • Energy
  • Marine Research
  • Bio-economy
  • Health
  • Fusion Energy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Climate change
  • ICT
  • ERC.

Other cooperation agreements


The Agreement for Cooperation between the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and Brazil set in 2009 in the field of fusion energy research was ratified in December 2012 and came into force in January 2013.

Joint Research Centre - JRC

In the context of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit held in Brasí­lia in January 2013, a Cooperation Arrangement was signed between the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) to undertake training and cooperation activities in the areas of disaster prevention and crisis management; climate change and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services; energy, including bioenergy and smart grids; food security; bioeconomy; information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as nanotechnologies.

Implementing Arrangement between the European Commission and the Brazilian National Council of the State Funding Agencies (CONFAP)

The implementing arrangement was signed and entered into force on 13 October 2016. It aims at encouraging the best Brazilian scientists to join research teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Under this arrangement, Brazilian post-doctoral grantees from the State Funding Agencies (FAPs), from the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) can undertake short or long term research visits, in Europe, and collaborate with ERC-funded teams, conducting frontier research across Europe.




Stay up to date with our EURAXESS Brazil / LAC Newsletter. Read our country briefings, hot topics, in focus interviews on research and innovation. Receive information related to research mobility, cooperation, funding, jobs, and more. Browse old issues or read the most recent ones!







Horizon 2020

European Commission: Research and Innovation

Horizon 2020, the EU's current framework programme for research and innovation runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion. Horizon 2020 is fully open to international cooperation. The biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, Horizon 2020 is based on 3 pillars: Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.





European Research Council: Excellence Opened to the World

The European Research Council (ERC) is a flagship component of Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science. ERC is a top funding body providing funding for excellent researchers of any nationality, to carry out frontier research in Europe, via annual calls. The ERC's mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.




Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020’s Excellent Science pillar provide grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA enable research-focused organisations (universities, research centres, and companies) to host talented foreign researchers and to create strategic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide. The MSCA are open to all domains of research and innovation.





Erasmus +

Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.

Brazil is a partner country in Erasmus+. Brazilian institutions can join partnerships, individual Brazilian students can apply for Joint Master Degrees. Brazilian researchers can also individually apply for Jean Monnet Actions that foster study of European integration.



Delegation of the European Union to Brazil

Alejandro Zurita Centelles

R&I Counsellor for Brazil

SHIS QI 07, Bloco A, Lago Sul

Brasília, DF. 71615-205, Brazil

Telephone: (+55) 61 2104 31 22

Telephone: (+55) 61 2104 48 52

Fax: (+55) 61 2104 31 41

Email: Alejandro Zurita Centelles

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Read more about EU-Brazil cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation here.


About EURAXESS Brazil


We promote researcher mobility and cooperation. We serve researchers of all nationalities, all disciplines, and at all career stages. The membership is free!

We focus on two actions:

  • To provide regular, tailored and reliable information
  • To organise networking and information events






What can we do for you?


Do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your project, to organize a presentation or an event at your organisation or any other need for support from EURAXESS.


For any question relative to Horizon 2020, contact the Research & Innovation Section of the EU Delegation to Brazil:

For EU funding of researchers mobility, contact Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions MSCA and the European Research Council ERC National Contact points (NCPs) in Brazil.

EURAXESS Brazil representative can also provide you with useful information and present the funding opportunities in your institution. Contact us at






Brazilian National Council for the State Funding Agencies - CONFAP

CONFAP is a non-profit organization. It was created in 2006 to articulate the interests from Brazilian State Funding Agencies, among other goals

Confap is a key actor of the EU-Brazil cooperation in science, technology and innovation. It hosts MSCA national contact point since 2016 and signed the implementing arrangement with ERC.

The 26 members that compose CONFAP meet in National Forums generally 4 times per year. Since 2013, CONFAP is directed by Sergio Luiz Gargioni (also president of the Santa Catarina State Research and Innovation Support Foundation).

INCOBRA project

INCOBRA project

Increasing International Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union – INCOBRA is an EU funded project for encouraging bilateral cooperation between R&I actors in Brazil (BR) and the European Union (EU), fostering collaboration and implementing activities agreed within the BR-EU Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation. Over 36 months, various activities will take place to identify main trends, help with coordination of funding opportunities, matchmaking of companies and institutions, to network and make alliances, and to support alignment of EU-BR agendas.



ENRICH-Brazil project

ENRICH-Brazil, is one of the ‘European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs’, working to enhance cooperation in research, technology and entrepreneurship between Europe and Brazil. It is an EU funded project to facilitate the cooperation in research, technology and entrepreneurship between Europe and Brazil by supporting and empowering all innovation actors (public & private) along the innovation (value) chain.