The Institutional Internationalization Program (PrInt) of the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) was launched in 2017 to fund institutional internationalization projects submitted by Higher Education Institutions or Research Institutes.
According to the call for proposals 41/2017, the program’s objectives are to:
- promote the development, implementation and consolidation of strategic internationalization plans by the institutions selected in the areas of knowledge they prioritize;
- stimulate the formation of international research networks to improve the quality of academic production at graduate level;
- expand the actions taken in the selected institutions to support the internationalization of graduate programs;
- promote faculty and student mobility, with focus on incoming and outgoing doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty members linked to graduate programs with international cooperation;
- encourage the transformation of the participating institutions into an international environment; and
- integrate other CAPES funding actions to the internationalization effort.
The call also lists the items which are eligible for funding, as follows:
- Assistance for international work missions;
- Resources for project maintenance;
- Scholarships to study or research abroad:
- Doctoral sandwich program;
- Junior Visiting Professor (former postdoctoral position with an employment relationship);
- Senior Visiting Professor (former senior position abroad);
- Training in short courses or summer/winter schools.
- Scholarships to study or research in Brazil:
- Young Talent;
- Visiting Professor;
- Postdoctoral research.
The UFSC Institutional Internationalization Project was developed through the CG-PRINT/UFSC Joint Call for Proposals no. 01/2018/PROPG/PROPESQ, which sought the creation of interdisciplinary subprojects, each one developed by at least three graduate programs, in line with UFSC’s Institutional Internationalization Plan.
The CAPES call for proposals was a unique opportunity for the institutionalization of UFSC’s internationalization plan, as it envisaged practically all of the university’s objectives in terms of graduate studies. The process of defining themes, calling for proposals, prioritizing and selecting international projects and, especially, promoting institutional discussions within the various graduate bodies, with the formation of a multidisciplinary committee, has already brought to the University tangible results in the ongoing actions of the various programs.
All of UFSC graduate programs were called to participate in the preparation of UFSC’s proposal. As a result, 39 project proposals were submitted with the involvement of 580 faculty members working in 56 programs. The proposal also benefits from 313 existing or planned cooperation agreements with foreign institutions, involving practically all campuses and academic schools in multidisciplinary actions targeted at the contemporary challenges of society. The continuity of investments in international actions by the Prorectorate for Research (PROPESQ), the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG) and the Office of International Relations (SINTER), with a Multidisciplinary Management Group, brings the alignment of the graduate-level actions with the institutional internationalization plan and, as such, shall assume a strategic position for the University in the coming years.
:: UFSC Institutional Project (English version)
Coordinator at UFSC: Fábio Baltazar de Queiroz
Phone: +55 (48) 3721-7280