Whoever you are, wherever you are from, regardless of your level of training, you are warmly welcome at Matreerials! 

Below are a few opportunities for you to come and do some scientific shenanigans with us -- there are many others, though, so let us know and we shall find a way to host you:

Visiting Scholars

Interested in paying us a visit? You can spend 2+ weeks with us -- but we promise good food and nice weather, so you may want to stay longer, up to 12 months. This is enabled by FAPESP's Visiting Researcher Award


Interested in joining Matreerials as a postdoc? The most straightforward route is by applying for a FAPESP's Postdoctoral Fellowship. CAPES and CNPq also launch calls for postdocs (PNPD and PDJ programs, respectively) from time to time. Top-notch early-career researchers may even apply for the prestigious Young Investigator Grant.

Graduate Students

Interested in joining the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM) at UFSCar? Check our MSc and PhD admission processes. Scholarships are offered to top-ranked incomers, but you can always apply for the following FAPESP scholarships: MSc, PhD without MSc degree, and regular PhD. Students hired by private companies are also welcome.

BSc Students

Interested in studying at UFSCar? Check here our programs. No tuition applies.

What if you are already enrolled in one of our programs and want to join Matreerials as an undergraduate researcher? Even easier. We have yearly CNPq calls for Scientific Initiation (details in Portuguese here) and we can apply for a FAPESP scholarship all year round (details in Portuguese here).


If you come from countries other than Brazil, an institutional agreement might catalyze the workflow. You may want to check our international cooperation endeavors headed by UFSCar's International Bureau (SRInter). You can find a list of partner institutions here -- if yours is not yet listed, let us kick it off!

FAPESP launches calls for bilateral mobility on a regular basis with partner institutions: SPRINT, standing for São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration. This allows students and researchers to come and go. Worth keeping track.