PhD student Luana Lins has won a 2-year ‘Science Without Borders’ top-up scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. This will fund her project on the evolution of deep-sea isopods.
Science without borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) is a programme of the Brazilian government that seeks to promote the consolidation, expansion, and internationalisation of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness through the exchange of Brazilian and international mobility. The initiative is the result of joint efforts of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Ministry of Education (MEC), through their respective funding agencies – CNPq and Capes – and Departments of Higher Education and Educational Technology MEC. CNPq is one of the main research funding agencies in Brazil.