Prêmio Jovem Cientista is a competition that aims to reveal young talents, encourage scientific research in the country and to invest in students and young researchers that wish to innovate and solve important problems in our society. Beginning in 1981, this award is a CNPq initiative - the first Federal Institution to foster science, technology and innovation in Brazil. Currently, PJC has the financial support of Fundação Roberto Marinho, Fundação Grupo Boticário and Banco do Brazil.
Each year a theme is selected and students must develop a project that determines a way to solve this problem. The winners of Prêmio Jovem Cientista (in the High School category) will each receive a laptop and a CNPq scholarship to develop their project.
For more information visit the official website at: http://www.jovemcientista.cnpq.br/
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Only 15 winners - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for 5 different categories.
There is no registration fee.
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Although students do not need to have any prior specific knowledge in sciences to compete, those students that win the top awards will have undergone extensive preparation.
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Prior preparation and project development.
1. Student register on the website.
2. Student submits via website: application form, research project, proof of school enrollment.
After submitting their projects, students just need to wait for results to be released. In the last edition, results were released on late November, 2018.