The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) released the final result of the Graduate Development Program (PDPG) – Impacts of the Pandemic. The list has 40 projects, all evaluated with scores above 9.5. Investments will reach up to R$ 25.17 million. The start of the projects is scheduled for May.
The selected proposals are from institutions in the five regions of the country and deal with the consequences of the spread of the new coronavirus. The start of the projects is scheduled for May. Themes include mental health in the post-covid-19 syndrome, reduced physical fitness, productive capacity and social illness, impact of the pandemic on domestic violence against women and reflections on the learning of children and adults.
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the University of São Paulo (USP) are the institutions with the most projects selected: four of each. Both will receive 16 master’s, 12 doctoral and 12 post-doctoral scholarships, with R$ 396,324 for funding for UFRJ and R$ 340,102 for USP. One of the works of the University of São Paulo is on the mental health of graduate students. UFRJ will analyze, among its projects, the worsening of hunger and food insecurity.
The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) had three selected works. PUC-SP will receive 10 scholarships per project (four master’s, three doctoral and three post-doctoral) and UFF, 12 master’s, nine doctoral and eight post-doctoral scholarships in total. The funding resources for the São Paulo institution total R$ 298 thousand; for the institution from Rio de Janeiro, R$ 300 thousand. Among the works at UFF, there is one that will study remote projects on audiovisual platforms as a pandemic legacy. PUC-SP, in turn, will analyze the impact of the pandemic on basic education.
The PDPG – Impacts of the Pandemia is the fourth public notice of the Emergency Strategic Prevention Program to Combat Outbreaks, Endemics, Epidemics and Pandemics, which aims to encourage studies on the prevention and confrontation of covid-19 and other diseases. Investments of up to R$ 25.1 million are planned.