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The internationalization of research

  • Between 1994 and 2019, FAPESP invested R$1.88 billion (in 2019 values) in funding lines1 related to the internationalization of scientific research. In 2019 alone, the foundation allocated R$199 million to these areas, corresponding to 15.9% of its total annual funding (R$1.26 billion)
  • The Research Internship Abroad program (BEPE) is currently FAPESP’s primary instrument for supporting the internationalization of research, but international partnerships, foreign research fellowships (the BPE program), and visiting researcher initiatives also deserve to be mentioned
  • As a result of the pandemic and the subsequent travel restrictions, funding for these lines was reduced significantly, falling to around R$60 million per year. However, commitments of R$173 million made by the end of September 2022 indicate a strong recovery this year. Extrapolating this figure to the end of the year gives a projection of over R$200 million, surpassing the highest amounts of previous years
  • The BEPE program supports FAPESP grant recipients linked to institutions in São Paulo for internships abroad. It primarily serves doctoral and postdoctoral students. The main destinations of the recipients over the last 10 years are listed above, by qualification level

Note (1) The following grant types were considered: International Agreements and Partnerships; Foreign Visiting Researcher; Research Internship Abroad (BEPE), and Research Fellowship Abroad (BPE) Source FAPESP – ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS, extracted on 10/10/2022 Prepared by FAPESP Studies and Indicators Team (DPCTA)