Silva CHLJ, Moura YM, Pessôa ACM, Trevisan DP, Mendes FS, Reis JBC, Picoli MCA, Wiederkehr NC, Carvalho NS, Dalagnol R, Kuck TN, Rosan TM, Silva TSF, Liesenberg V & Bispo PC (2021) Surviving as a young scientist in Brazil. Science, 374 (6570), p. 948. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abm8160
First paragraph: In recent years, Brazilian science has been hit by repeated budget cuts, including one in October that reduced a proposal for supplemental science funding by 87%. These cuts threaten ongoing and future science and technology projects, including scholarship funding for early-career researchers. Despite precarious funding for science compared with high-income countries, in 2020, Brazil was ranked 11th among nations that produced knowledge to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil’s meaningful contributions are driven by early career researchers, but without proper investment, these young scientists will have no choice but to abandon their academic career or leave the country.
Science: Volume 374, Issue 6570
|Publication date online||18/11/2021|
|Date accepted by journal||18/11/2021|