Brazil has always been very interested in participating in international cooperation projects. In FP7, Brazil had its greatest participation, but when the rules changed and the country became considered a high-income country, the projects with Brazilian participation had to have their part funded by Brazil. Therefore, in Horizon 2020, the Brazilian participation decreased but even with this challenge, Brazilian institutions have so far been very present in Horizon 2020 with 219 collaborative projects divided between Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and European Research Council Actions.
Horizon 2020 is open to participation from across the world. European researchers can include partners from any other country in their H2020 proposals. This means that Brazilian researchers, enterprises and institutions can team up with European partners for together develop knowledge, do research, use and create new data and be part of leading scientific teams and networks.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Individual Brazilian researchers are always eligible for EU funding under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowships and under the European Research Council programme. In Horizon 2020, 341 Brazilian researchers have so far received MSCA actions.
For collaborative actions, Brazilian participants must provide the sources of funding for their part of the project. State Foundations for Research Support (Confap), National Research Council (CNPq), Funding Agency for Studies and Projects (Finep) and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, (DG RTD) signed an Administrative Arrangement with mechanisms to support cooperation between Brazil and the European Commission in scientific, technological and innovation research activities in Horizon 2020. The same is expected to happen in Horizon Europe.
Potential Brazilian participants are therefore always encouraged to contact relevant research and innovation funding bodies and organizations such as the FAPS, CNPq, and Education Network (RNP), or the Ministry of Science Technology, Innovations (MCTI) to seek funding for their participation. For more information about Brazil and Horizon follow Delegation of the European Union to Brazil and Euraxess Brazil.