CeNAT-Conare will provide scholarships of up to 3 million Japanese yen for research work undertaken by university students • Weekly University

The selectees will receive the amount distributed over a period of ten months, during which the student must carry out a final graduation project from the undergraduate or postgraduate level, or officially registered research at a public university.

Students from the five public universities in the country who are developing their final graduation project or some formal research will have the opportunity to obtain a grant to fund these activities, through a competition recently opened by the National Center for Advanced Technology (CeNAT), the program which is part of the National Council of Presidents (CONARE) .

“And this is a unique opportunity. It is an opportunity that many of us, who have already grown up, dream about in our time to be able to have it. The door to the future, innovation and high technology is open to us with all the necessary support so that they can develop research of innovative and high technological value,” said Alan. Campos Gallo, CeNAT Representative in Front of CeNAT-CONARE Scholarship Fund: Take advantage of it, dream big, and don’t miss this opportunity.

To apply for the grant, projects must be related to CeNAT’s areas of work: Biotechnology Innovation. Nano technology; new materials; advanced computing and information technologies; environmental management (climate change, food security); Geomatics and Earth observation.

The amount awarded covers an economic stipend to stimulate the completion of the project, travel expenses, materials for the investigation, costs of linking and publishing the project, as well as the use of specialized laboratories and services.

“It is a very rich scholarship, it is a very important scholarship that gives you financial support; it is three million colones not given to anyone just to conduct an investigation. Apart from that, use of facilities and laboratories. And working with a team of professionals at CeNAT. And it is not only from a university Not one but from all universities and there is also participation from international groups. All this so that the boys can come,” Campos added.

This way, preferred people will be able to implement their proposals in any of CeNAT’s programs and laboratories, such as the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (Lanotec), the National Center for Biotechnology Innovations (CENIBiot), the Airborne Research and Remote Sensing (Prias) program, or the National Advanced Computing Collaboratory (CNCA) or Observatory for Climate and Agromatics.

The registered projects will be evaluated by the directors of each laboratory, as well as by a subcommittee made up of the Director General of CeNAT and representatives of the five public universities, appointed by each university vice president for research.

According to a CeNAT representative, in 2021 a total of 23 projects were selected to take advantage of this opportunity and it is expected that there will be a similar number of recipients this year: “Last year more than 60 million colones were awarded, but it depends on every one of the proposals. There are students who demand less because they need fewer resources.”

To register, you must enter the following link and complete all required documents. For inquiries and more information you can write to her [email protected].

Through CeNAT scholarships, more than one hundred undergraduate, master’s and doctoral graduation projects have been promoted, more than eighty articles in scientific journals and more than thirty forums, workshops and symposiums have been published.

Reception of offers will be open until February 6, 2022. Information regarding the competition, such as topics of primary interest for each lab, costs, regulations and calendar, can be found at the following link www.cenat.ac.cr/ Scholarships