The Programa de Doutorado no País com Estágio no Exterior (PDEE)/ CAPES (Home Doctoral Programme with Traineeship Abroad), aims to support doctoral students in Brazil in having 4 to 12 month long traineeships abroad to develop work which is essential and complementary to the project they are studying in Brazil.

The programme’s goal is to contribute to the establishment and maintenance of exchanges between Brazil’s postgraduate courses and other courses abroad. Through this programme, scholarship quotas are granted to higher education institutions for doctoral traineeships abroad.

Until 2011 PPGAV had one 12 month quota. The following students have been awarded the PDEE/CAPES Scholarship:


May to August

Maria Helena Hermes

Milan Polytechnic – Italy

Supervisor: Daniele Vitale

Nelson Ricardo Ferreira da Costa

Barcelona University

Supervisor: Anna Maria Guasch


July to June 2011

Ivair Junior Reinaldim

Paris I University – Sorbonne

Supervisor: Jacinto Lageira

May to August

Silvia Barbosa Guimarães Borges

Porto University