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Remunerated activities for fellowship students


CAPES – Remunerated Activities for Fellowship Students  PDF


A request for a remunerated activity should be communicated through a letter from the student advisor to the CCP (Graduate Program Coordinating Commission) which justifies it in terms of the student’s academic formation. Based on this justification, the CCP may veto this request if it is not deemed of interest in terms of the student’s academic formation or involves a workload above 12 hours per week. It’s also important to note that the fellowship will be cancelled if the advisor does not inform the CCP of this justification or if the fellowship student breaks established fellowship rules. This activity can only be authorized after the beginning of the fellowship.

Remunerated Activity Form


   National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development


The Presidents of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – CAPES and the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development – CNPq, by the power vested in them by Decree nº 6316 of December 20, 2007 and Decree nº 4728 of June 9, 2003 resolve that:

Art. 1 CAPES and CNPq fellowship students enrolled in graduate programs in this country can receive financial compensation from other sources as long as they are in the form of remuneration for activities related to their area of academic study and of interest in terms of their academic, scientific and technological formation.

$ 1 The accumulation of fellowships from public funding agencies is prohibited.

$ 2 Fellowship students can perform remunerated activities, especially when they involve teaching on any level.

Art. 2 To receive complementary financing or to act as a teacher, the fellowship student should obtain authorization from his or her advisor, informing the coordinating group of a CAPES registered graduate program in which he or she is enrolled.

1456338206_editcopyArt. 3 If it is proven that the conditions established in this ordinance have not been obeyed, the fellowship student will be obliged to return to CAPES or CNPq the value of the fellowship that has been paid so far, corrected for inflation according to the legislation with jurisdiction in this case.

Art. 4 The granting of the privilege envisioned in this Ordinance does not relieve the fellowship student of his or her obligations in terms of graduate school and the agency offering the fellowship, including the duration of the fellowship.

Art. 5 This ordinance will enter into effect on the date of its publication.