The Selection Process

The selection process is run annually in the second semester of each year, for enrollment in classes in the first semester of the following year. Each year, the Programme publishes a document containing the schedule, means of enrollment and exemption of costs, required documentation, details of the tests and publication of the results, bibliography and other relevant procedures. The selection processes of previous years can be consulted on the Program website at: or directly with the Program secretary. 

The Postgraduate Program “Science, Technology and Society” (Programa de pós-graduação em Ciência, Tecnologia e Sociedade -PPGCTS-UFSCar) at the Federal University of São Carlos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, is pleased to announce that applications are open for candidates who wish to carry out postdoctoral research with the Program. A fellowship (of approximately four thousand Brazilian reais per month) will be awarded to the successful candidate by CAPES.

Further information on the PPGCTS can be found at

To enrol, please fill out the application form available here, and send it, along with the documents listed below, to the e-mail address with “PNPD application submission” in the subject line of the e-mail, by no later than midnight, Brazilian time, June 10 th, 2018. 
Please also send attached scanned copies (in PDF format) of the following: 

  1. ID document,with photo, valid in your country of origin. If you do not have an ID, a copy of your valid current passport can be sent (including the photo page).  
  2. Copy of proof of address proving residency, e.g. a utility bill with your name on it.
  3. Copy of Doctorate diploma, or, if you have not yet finished your Doctor´s degree, but will have by the beginning of August 2018, a letter of proof that you will complete your Doctorate, from the HE institution. You will need to present the Diploma by the implementation date of the fellowship.
  4. Curriculum Vitae for Foreigner.
  5. Introduction letter (formato PDF). Maximum 2 pages, observing to which Line of Research at PPGCTS you would adhere, and if you wish, you can mention the name of a researcher from PPGCTS with whom you would like to work.  (Please see the list of researchers of PPGCTS at:
  6. Research and work plan, in which you detail the research you intend to carry out, and expected results, and its relevance to the PPGCTS Program. You can also include details of prospective course modules that you propose to teach, or of seminars that you can give to students and staff.