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Scientific outreach in communications offices: the case of FAPESP

Grant number: 09/04245-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications
Principal Investigator:Maria das Graças Conde Caldas
Grantee:Leila Cristina Bonfietti Lima
Home Institution: Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (NUDECRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Research institutions and funding agencies have been increasingly concerned about how important is the dissemination of Brazilian scientific production to the development of a scientific culture in the country. Education for journalists specialized in the coverage of Science Technology and Innovation and the increasing professionalism of Communications Offices have been essential to the expansion and improvement of scientific dissemination in the media. This is the case of FAPESP (Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Communications Office, established in 1995. Since its foundation, FAPESP Communications Office has been enhancing its activities and has become an example for other funding agencies in the country, guided by its experience. The main objective of this project is to examine the work done by FAPESP Communications Office which performance has helped consolidating the image of the referred agency. Keywords: Communication, Communications Offices, Science Outreach, Fapesp.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
Scientific Outreach in Communications offices : the case of Fapesp. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem.

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