Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvemento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)

CNPq is an independent agency (public foundation) linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), dedicated to the promotion of scientific and technological research and to the formation of human resources for research in Brazil. Its mission is to foster science, technology and innovation, acting in the formulation of its policies, contributing to the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge, sustainable development and national sovereignty.