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.


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You will find below fellowships, grants and other funding opportunities for your research stays in Europe including hundreds of support schemes for research cooperation and mobility between EURAXESS WW and Europe. EURAXESS covers all research fields, including Social Sciences and Humanities, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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EU - EURAXESS LAC Collaboration Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for travel and research collaboration between Europe and Brazil / Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more below.

The EU promotes international cooperation in science and technology through its Horizon Europe framework programme. This programme runs from 2021 to 2027 and has a budget of over €95,5 billion.

Brazilian participants (individual researchers and/or institutions) can join projects in any area. Horizon Europe therefore provides the EU and Brazil with the opportunity to build on what is already a fruitful area of collaboration.

The Excellent Science Pillar of Horizon Europe offers dedicated programmes like Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions and The European Research Council (ERC) to support the best research talents irrespective of their nationality with fellowships and grants.

For the more information on 2021-2022 and other forthcoming calls, please visit the European Commission Funding and tender portal. Please click on Online Manual for additional insight. 

Under the previous programme, Horizon 2020, Brazil ranked sixth amongst the most active non-associated third countries and first in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Selection of Calls of potential interest for Brazil for 2021-2022

In order to encourage the participation of Brazilian researchers under Horizon Europe calls, an indicative list of calls with international cooperation as priority was compiled. These particular calls are specifically open or focusing on collaboration with the Latin American region or specific countries of the region, like Brazil and Mexico. Calls cover the timeframe of 2021 to 2022 and are divided by clusters and main programmes. Find the list here.

Funding of Brazilian participation

Brazil was in the top five non-European countries in terms of active participation in the EU’s 7th framework programme for science and technology (FP7) and in the top six under Horizon 2020.

In Horizon Europe, Brazilian entities are not automatically eligible for funding and must, therefore, determine the sources of funding and resources for their part of the project. Please, note that Individual Brazilian researchers are eligible for EU funding under the European Research Council programme and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Felowships. They can also carry out a PhD funded by MSCA.

Existing co-funding mechanisms in Brazil (under Horizon 2020, new conditions under Horizon Europe will be published ASAP)

1. Different funding schemes are being set up in different Brazilian states through the existing Research Foundations (FAPs) in each state to fund Brazilian participation in Horizon Europe collaborative projects.

Under the previous programme Horizon 2020, co-funding schemes for Brazilian researchers were available in the following states:

Read INCOBRA Factsheet on the FAPs guidelines here for more details.

2. In addition and thanks to the  administrative arrangement to enhance EU-Brazil coooperation in research and innovation signed in 2017, by the European CommissionCNPqFINEP and CONFAP,  CNPq published its Guidelines for the preparation of research proposals for the CNPq in collaboration with proposals submitted to EU Horizon 2020 that set the rules for Brazilian parts willing to have research and innovation co-financing grants from H2020 programmes.

Cooperation in ICTs

The EU and Brazil are jointly engaged in addressing issues relating to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

An EU-Brazil Information Society Dialogue, held in 2012, agreed a €10 million call for proposals to fund ICT projects of common interest. The two parties also shared their experience and knowledge of policy and regulatory issues in areas such as broadband development, governance and internet security, cloud computing and digital content.

The importance of cooperation with Brazil in this field comes from the following factors:

  • the growing influence of the Information Society and ICT in everyday life;

  • the increasing globalisation of the ICT sector and the leading role played by Brazil in Latin America’s digital economy;

  • Brazil’s rising importance regarding issues of strategic importance for the EU such as internet governance and information networks and security.

More : EU Information Society research




EURAXESS Tutorials

How to find NCPs (125.88 KB)

How to find NCPs (125.88 KB)


The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon Europe.


How to increase your institution’s visibility with the EURAXESS Portal (622.94 KB)

EURAXESS Partnering tool is useful to find partners, but also to be visible to international partners

How to post a job offer in the EURAXESS portal (592.25 KB)

Increase your positions' visibility worldwide and recruit research talents from everywhere In the world.

EURAXESS Hosting tool - How to post hosting offers on EURAXESS portal? (495.23 KB)

Express your institution’s interest in hosting researchers, MSCA or ERC fellows. Open to all institutions, including from Latin America and the Caribbean who are keen on receiving MSCA Global fellows for up to 2 years.

Step by step to MSCA Individual Fellowship proposal - How to submit a MSCA IF proposal (1.41 MB)

Experienced researchers (completed doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience) can apply for postdoctoral funding within the MSCA Individual Fellowships. EURAXESS Worldwide team prepared a step-by-step process on how to apply for this type of grant.

Becoming an EC expert in the evaluation of proposals - How to become a Horizon2020 Evaluator? (278.45 KB)

The European Commission is constantly looking for experts to assist in the evaluation of proposals and project monitoring and to join the peer review groups for Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The call for experts and registration is open throughout the whole period for the Horizon 2020 framework programme (2014-2020).



Brazil and LAC

These guides were specially drafted to highlight how Brazilian and other Latin American and Caribbean students, researchers and institutions can benefit from European mobility schemes:

Guide to MSCA for LAC researchers and institutions (468.84 KB)

Focus on ERC (European Research Council)

Country / region specific content:








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

Laura Maragna

R&I policy officer

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: Laura Maragna

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


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


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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).


ENRICH in LAC project

Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme, ENRICH in LAC is an initiative that aims

to promote collaborative opportunities for business and innovation players of Europe and Latin

America and the Caribbean regions.

Working as a network-based initiative, ENRICH in LAC provides consulting, networking and

training services that connects and supports companies, universities, research and technology

organisations and other innovation actors from both continents.