Postgraduate Program in Sciences (MICROBIOLOGY) and Postgraduate Program in Sciences (IMMUNOLOGY)
Postgraduate course stricto sensu
By Beatriz Meurer Moreira
The Postgraduate course in Microbiology and Immunology of the Institute of Microbiology Paulo de Góes of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which is currently classified as level 6 in CAPES, was set up in 1965, and was the first postgraduate course in Brazil in this field. Since the beginning, the Post-Graduate course has been a national reference due to its excellence in academic performance and to its scientific leadership as one of the most important centers in Microbiology in South America.
The main goal of the Postgraduate Program is to develop well qualified human resources at the Master and Doctorate levels, awakening in them critical and independent thinking in the field of Microbiology and Immunology. The Program also aims to stimulate the development of basic and applied science towards the needs of Brazil. At present the Program has 55 professors, of whom 50 are permanent staff and 5 are collaborators. The course offers scholarships granted by the educational financing agencies CNPq, CAPES and FAPERJ, for the Master and Doctorate programs, including a sandwich scholarship when part of the doctoral thesis is carried out abroad.
There are two entries per year, March and August, for students who wish to apply for Master and Doctoral courses. The registration time, the documentation required and selection criteria are published on the Website.