SOSCience: This week, Brazilian scientists from north to south participated in a virtual demonstration on Twitter (Tuitaço) against the cut in funding for CNPq and Capes, the main research funding agencies in the country. The mobilization took place after the collective resignation of 52 researchers linked to the MEC.
The movement was raised by the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC).
The SBPC is the main organization of scientists in the country. Founded in 1948, the entity works to improve the national system of science and technology, and to disseminate science in the country. In addition to the tweet, there was an in-person event in front of the Ministry of Economy and a virtual event broadcast via YouTube.
Some researchers took the opportunity to comment on the difficulties and difficulties faced in the country. The intention was to attract the attention of the international scientific community to the dire situation of research here.