The Brazilian government's new Science Without Borders Program will provide scholarships to undergraduate students from Brazil for one year of study at colleges and universities in the United States. Scholarships will be given primarily to students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students in the program will return to Brazil to complete their degrees.
Undergraduate students from Brazil may apply for the Science Without Borders Program scholarship beginning August 31, 2011.
This program, administered by IIE, is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world’s best universities.
Colleges and universities interested in hosting students through Science Without Borders should contact the Science Without Borders Undergraduate Program team.
Building Sustainable Partnerships in Higher Education between Brazil and the United States
On June 30, 2011, IIE hosted a national conference call with nearly 80 U.S. higher education institutions on the "U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Partnership: New Strategies for Engaging with Brazil to Promote Educational Exchanges." The call, hosted by IIE's President and CEO Allan E. Goodman, featured Ms. Alina Romanowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State and the Directors for International Affairs of the Coordinating Office for the Advancement of Higher Education (CAPES) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).