“The impact of this measure on Brazilian science will be very negative, affecting the sovereignty of the country and increasing our dependence on knowledge and inputs imported from other countries,” they said.
247 – The Advisory Committees for Biophysics, Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology at CNPq criticized the Department of Economics’ imposition of a 92% cut in resources for science.
“The effects this measure will have on Brazilian science will be very negative, affecting the country’s sovereignty and increasing our dependence on knowledge and inputs imported from other countries,” they said.
“This action also discredits the future of science in the country, because it gives our scientists and society in general a strong impression that research and technological development are not priority actions in Brazil. Undoubtedly, such actions also tarnish our reputation in front of international collaborators, as it will become clear that the lack of Our ability to deliver on the commitments and goals set with our partners.”
“In the short term, this measure calls into question our decades-old pursuit of scientific excellence. They highlighted the uncertainty about CNPq’s ability to honor its grant notices, and the recently launched global notice has settled the issue of evaluators and candidates for funding.”
“There is no sovereignty or economic growth separate from the generation of knowledge and technological development, as is the case on a large scale in countries that treat science as a priority. The work of the Ministry of Economy sends us very negative messages: it makes the preservation of scientific activities in the country not possible, and informs everyone that The federal government understands that research and technological development have nothing to do with Brazil.”
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