What is CAPES?

CAPES is a Foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose central purpose is to coordinate efforts to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programs. CAPES is particularly concerned with the training of Doctoral candidates, Pre-doctoral short-term researchers, and Post-doctoral Scholars.

What does CAPES do?

The CAPES Foundation is a public foundation established in 1951 within the Ministry of Higher Education, as a Brazilian government agency awarding scholarship grants to graduate students at universities and research centers in Brazil and abroad. At present CAPES supports about 22,000 students in Brazilian graduate programs and 1,500 in other countries.

How does IIE support CAPES?

IIE handles the placement of CAPES PhD graduate students in U.S. institutions of higher education, issues student visa documentation and monitors immigration status and students' academic progress. In addition, IIE provides direct counseling support when needed.

Program Spotlight
  • Barsa Scholarships Program

    Assisting students from designated Latin American countries to defray costs of U.S. training in certain priority fields.

  • Fulbright

    The Visiting Scholars Program supports the research and teaching of scholars visiting colleges and universities in the U.S.

  • Inter-American Foundation

    Funding the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that support them.



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