Brazil Scientific Mobility Program


Starting in January 2012 the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been a host institution for the Brazilian Scientific Mobility program, or Ciência sem Fronteiras. As an initiative of the Brazilian government, 100,000 of Brazil’s brightest students will complete one year of study in a STEM field at an institution in the United States. It is expected that the United States will receive the majority of these students.

As of January 2014, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has hosted 105 undergraduate Brazilian students at the academic program and other 22 students have participated in the BSMP Intensive English Program. This initiative is overseen by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES), and enables students to complete a year of study along with an internship at some of the world’s best universities. Undergraduate programs in the United States are administered by the Institute for International Education. The graduate program has full PhD, sandwich PhD, and post-doc assistantships available. The full and sandwich PhD’s are administered by the Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas (LASPAU).

Another highlight of this program are the opportunities for individuals from abroad to develop research in Brazil as “Special visiting Researcher” and “Young Talents” ( For more information, contact Dr. Liana Calegare.