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ABC and CNPq 2024 Official Session: Part 1 – ABC

ABC and CNPq 2024 Official Session: Part 1 – ABC

The Naval Academy in Rio de Janeiro was the scene of the incident Official session Subscriber DBrazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in a night May 8. This event was sponsored by the Brazilian Navy and the Conrado Wessel Foundation.

The committee consisted of the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Luis Manuel Rebelo FernandezRepresenting Minister Luciana Santos; ABC president, Helena Bonciani Rare; CNPq Academic Head Ricardo Magnus Osorio Galvao; Brazilian Navy Commander, Marcus Sampaio Olsen; Chairman of the Executive Board of the Conrado Wessel Foundation, Carlos Vogt; Head of Coordination of Improvement of Personnel in Higher Education (Heads), Academy Dennis Pires de Carvalho; Chairman of the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (Finep) Celso Pancera; President of the Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation for Research Support of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Faberge), Academician Gerson Lima Silva; and Vice President of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), Academy Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Neto.

Gerson Lima, Denis Carvalho, Ricardo Galvao, Helena Nader, Luis Fernandez, Almirante Olsen, Carlos Vogt, Celso Pancera, and Paulo Artaxo

Special mention of thanks from CNPq

The ceremony began with a special speech of thanks from CNPq, which represents recognition of the significant contribution of institutions and personalities to the development, improvement and dissemination of the Council.

He received a special mention for academic Mercedes Maria da Cunha Bustamante, as well as the Ministry of Racial Equality. Federal Representative Maria do Rosario Nunes was also honored with a special mention, who was unable to attend due to the heavy rains sweeping the south of the country. She was represented by Senator Maria Teresa Leitao de Mello.

Honorary Scholar Titles at CNPq

The title of Honorary CNPq Researcher is awarded to a researcher who has resided in Brazil for at least ten years, for his scientific and technological work and for his reputation within the scientific community. Among these honorees was the former President of CNPq, Academician Evaldo Ferreira Vilela. They also earned the title of Antonio Ricardo Droher Rodriguez (In memory of), Academician Clovis Caesar Gonzaga (In memory of), Josefa Saletti Barbosa Cavalcanti; Pedro Alberto Moretin and Ulpiano Toledo Bezerra de Meneses.

Admiral Alvaro Alberto Science and Technology Award 2024

The award, which was established in 1981, was called the National Science and Technology Award. The name was changed in 1986, when it became known as the Almirante Alvaro Alberto Prize for Science and Technology. The award honors and encourages Brazilian researchers and scientists who make relevant contributions to science and technology in the country. It is a partnership between the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, and the Brazilian Navy.

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The award covers a large area of ​​knowledge in rotation annually. In 2024, it was awarded to the field of humanities, social sciences, literature and arts. The award consists of a certificate and a medal awarded by the CNPq, MCTI and the Brazilian Navy; The in-kind award granted by CNPq; A trip on a medical aid ship and a trip to Antarctica provided by the Brazilian Navy.

The winner of this edition was Academica Neddy Guidon.

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Niedi was born in Gao, São Paulo State, in 1933. She studied natural history at the University of São Paulo (USP), then specialized in prehistoric archeology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne, then obtained a doctorate in prehistory from the same university. . His thesis was on the cave paintings of Varzia Grande, in the state of Piaui. She worked as an archaeologist at the Paulista Museum at the University of the South Pacific, and ten years later joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Social Sciences in France.

Among the various prominent positions she held in Brazil and France, she served as a visiting professor at the Federal University of Piauí, the State University of Campinas, and the Federal University of Pernambuco, where she supervised dozens of theses, dissertations, and publications in books and publications. Articles in scientific journals.

In the 1970s, with support from the French and Brazilian governments, Niedi Guidón began research in Serra da Capivara, also in Piaui state. It is concerned with preserving archaeological sites in the region Serra da Capivara National ParkGuidon defended tourism development as a source of resources for the region. In 1979, Serra da Capivara National Park was created and in 1986 Serra da Capivara National Park was created American Man Foundation Museum (Vondham)This is with the aim of supporting the work that will be carried out in the park area and in the region. In 1991, the park was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, adding international conservation legislation to the archaeological heritage.

With support from CNPq and several Brazilian universities, Gidon has been investigating prehistory in Brazil for more than 40 years. His research is an essential reference in archaeology and indicates that the Serra da Capivara area was inhabited from very early times, approximately 100,000 years ago. These first people found A Home Favorable for its development and continued in the region for thousands of years, until it was eliminated by the colonialists at the end of the seventeenth century.

Among the awards and titles he received throughout his career, the title of Knight of the National Order of Merit, presented by the French government in 1995, stands out; He was named Commander of the Order of Cultural Merit from the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in 2002; The title of Scientist of the Year, introduced in 2004 by the SBPC; The Order of Scientific Merit, in the category of the Grand Cross, presented in 2005 by MCTI; The Prince Claus Award presented by the Dutch government in 2005; The UNESCO 60th Anniversary Commemorative Medal, in 2010; And the Hypatia International Awardspresented by the International Center for the Conservation of Italian Architectural Heritage, in 2020. In 2021, Niedi Guidón was elected a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

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Guidon was unable to attend the event, so she sent a video thanking her for the award. “I want to thank CNPq very much for this award. I have simply done my job as a researcher and archaeologist. I came here from France to conduct research in the Serra da Capivara, which is a truly amazing place, both for nature and for the memory that prehistoric man left here, and for this The reason it has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site I am very grateful to CNPq, which has made all this work possible and I hope this will continue, because there is still so much to discover in Serra da Capivara.

She was represented at the ceremony by Fundham’s Scientific Director, Marcia Cham, who received the Alvaro Alberto Award in her name, in addition to the Brazilian Navy’s traditional tribute, the lighthouse, which represents the light that emanates from knowledge.

Marcia said she has worked with Niède Guidon for 44 years and said she was very happy with the honour. “Nedi provided high-quality science, with data accuracy, methodological rigor and ethics, as well as the courage to confront all pre-existing theories. Niedi transformed the São Raimundo Nonato region. She built five schools and involved three thousand children in a project to train specialists in research. He cared about preserving Biodiversity, enabling the park to become a cultural heritage of humanity has taken science much further and thanked the honor on behalf of the academic.

Leader tires Olsen He highlighted the name of the award given in honor of the first President of CNPq and two-term President of ABC. “Admiral Álvaro Alberto da Mota e Silva devoted himself to the study of the peaceful field of nuclear energy. He played an inspiring role in the founding and presidency of the then National Research Council, CNPq, which marked an important advance in Brazilian science. He tirelessly sought to ensure Brazil’s sovereignty through science .

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Luis Fernandez (MCTI), Ricardo Galvao (CNPq), Marcia Cham (Fondham) and Commander Marcus Olsen

President of CNPq, award-giving body, Academy Ricardo Galvao He saluted. He focused on the democratic resumption that has revitalized the country and given impetus to Brazilian science, which is making great progress – progress that is not yet sufficient, but absolutely necessary. He highlighted the readaptation of scholarships, which had been stagnant for nearly 10 years, and the offering of more than a thousand new scholarships, with a doubling of planned investment. “Research productivity grants have also been greatly supported, with the implementation of an additional platform for second level grants, thus reducing the separation of methods,” the Chair noted.

Ricardo Galvão, President of CNPq

Galvão stressed that since 2023, CNPq has become the executor of a larger portion of the resources of the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FNDCT. In fact, the Board is now directly involved in five of the Fund’s ten priority actions. This integration into the new FNDCT resource application policy led to modifications to the CNPq development policy. “Furthermore, the approval of 2,750 projects out of 9,757 proposals submitted shows that there is pent-up qualified demand, indicating the urgent need to expand CNPq’s own budget,” he warned.

A range of actions also demonstrate CNPq’s interest in topics related to promoting ethnic, racial, and gender equity in science. In partnership with the Department for Racial Equality, the so-called affirmative action of Bebek has been strengthened; The so-called Atlanticas, the result of a partnership between MCTI and the Ministries of Racial Equality, Women and Indigenous Peoples, will allow black, indigenous, quilombola and Roma researchers to be sent for doctoral degrees and post-doctoral periods abroad. In partnership with the Instituto Rio Branco (IRBr), CNPq continued its affirmative action program offering Career Award for Diplomacy scholarships to black candidates,” Galvão said.

“In order to reaffirm a country that believes in science, history and human development, the CNPQ today honored the exceptional researcher Neddy Guidon, the grand winner of this year’s Admiral Alvaro Alberto Prize,” he stressed. He added, realizing that rebuilding an entire science, technology and innovation system takes time, “unfortunately longer than it took to dismantle it.” But in his view, the range of actions presented demonstrates that the scientific community already has much to celebrate, and is sure to have more in the coming years.

“There is no adversity or challenge that can dampen the spirit of those who have the honor and joy of serving in the leadership of an institution in the service of a scientific community as rich, diverse, strong and productive as the Brazilian one,” he concluded.

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