Government Agency Suspends Award of Scholarships in Brazil

The decision prevents students selected for new research from receiving scholarships whose funding had already been planned for 2019.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) reported on Wednesday, May 8th, that it decided to suspend grants for master and doctorate scholarships.

The advisor to the body linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC) informed Brazilian News outlet G1 that the "freezing" of scholarships occurred in May.

In a note, CAPES says that the system for generating payrolls "remained closed for adjustment of scholarship grants" this month, which in practice means "recall of scholarships that were available to the institutions."

CAPES also states that it does not have the . . .

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