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Financial crisis looms at Brazilian science agency

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Science  23 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6455, pp. 731
DOI: 10.1126/science.365.6455.731

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A financial crisis at Brazil's leading science funding agency could disrupt thousands of lives and have ripple effects across Brazilian research. On 15 August, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasília, which provides scholarships and grants to 80,000 students and scientists, said it would have to suspend payments in September. It didn't say how many people would be affected, however, or for how long. The Brazilian government has slashed CNPq's scholarship budget, almost 1 billion reais ($249 million) in 2018, by 21%. CNPq's administration had requested an additional 330 million reais, which Brazil's Congress approved in June. But the Ministry of Economy hasn't authorized the allocation of those funds.

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