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The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (Capes), foundation linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC), operates with a focus on the expansion and consolidation of stricto sensu post-graduation (masters and doctorate) in all states of the Federation. One of its programs provides the temporary absorption of young PhDs to work in innovation projects in companies.

National Post-Doctoral Program (PNPD)
The program aims to support the training of human resources for innovation, increasing the competitiveness of technology-based companies. The projects submitted to PNPD must be related to innovation or to the increase of scientific cooperation with companies or have regional relevance or be inserted in a local development policy and result in technological consolidation and promotion of productive chains. More Information