Economic freeze in Brazil directly affects research funding and expenditure

Economic freeze in Brazil directly affects research funding and expenditure

Things do not look so superb for the Brazilian research industry. Following the government’s decision to introduce spending cuts to avoid a sovereign credit downgrade, the Agency for Higher Education Development (CAPES) announced a 75% cut in its Postgraduate Research Support Program (PROAP). Brazil has been adopting the austere treatment with spending to deal with inflation and other internal issues and to achieve a 1.2% budget surplus in 2015. Continue reading Economic freeze in Brazil directly affects research funding and expenditure