CISB is honored by CNPq

She received the honor certificate from the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Aldo Rabelo; Rio de Janeiro’s governor Luiz Fernando Pezão; and CNPq’s President, Hernán Chaimovich. “It’s an honor and means that we’re going on the right way to supporting the development and improving of CNPq, the key institute of the cooperation between Brazil-Sweden” highlighted Alessandra Holmo.

At the ceremony, several officials were present, including the Minister of Education, Renato Janine Ribeiro; the future president of the Higher Education Personnel Improvement Coordination (Capes / MCTI), Carlos Nobre; the CEO of Embrapii, João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira; the President of the Foundation for State Research in Rio de Janeiro (Faperj), Augusto Raupp; the president of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), Helena Nader; the president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), Jacob Palis; Admiral Squadron Bacellar Eduardo Leal Ferreira, among others.

CISB and CNPq have a mutual cooperation agreement since September 2011 and an additive term with one of their members, Saab AB. This agreement allows the release of specific calls for the scholarship grant to Brazilian researchers within Science without Borders Program. Until the moment, this partnership enabled 25 Brazilian researchers to go to Sweden and develop research projects in Universities.

“One of the advantages of our calls is the ability to carry out internships or participate in projects within Saab” says Alessandra Holmo.

Since its foundation in 2011, CISB has been performing many International Workshops to improve the collaborative projects between countries, involving the academy, industry and government. One of these accomplished at the end of the past year, resulted in the release of two new calls to support international missions aiming to facility the organization of collaborative projects. “The total of 26 projects was approved on the range of both calls”, says Alessandra Holmo, explaining that the next step will be to leverage the execution of these projects.