The Carlos Chagas Foundation, with support from the Ford Foundation, is announcing a research competition on racial inequalities in the Exact, Biological, Health and Technological Sciences.  
The aim of the Research Competition: Black Women and Men in the Sciences is to fund diagnoses/studies that identify the participation or otherwise of black women and men in these areas. It is hoped that the results of these studies will contribute to identifying and understanding the possible mechanisms that generate racial and ethnic inequalities in postgraduate studies, as well as to measuring the contribution of black women and men to the development of the Exact, Biological, Health and Technological Sciences.
The selection offers research grants of up to R$30,000 for studies that identify the participation or not of black women and men in the sciences. Applications can be submitted between March 1st and 31st on the Carlos Chagas Foundation website.
Researchers can apply for up to four grants: those linked to higher education institutions, research centers and institutes; non-governmental organizations or those without institutional ties, provided they have proven experience in research and in the subject of the call for proposals or in related areas.
Why an announcement on these issues?
Data from the report Inequalities of color/race and sex among people attending and graduating from Brazilian postgraduate courses: 2000 and 2010 (Carlos Chagas Foundation) indicate an increase in the participation of black people in higher education since the early 2000s. However, little is known about the participation of the black population in the production of science and technology in our country, because there are few studies that consider this approach. Broadening ethnic and racial diversity can provide new perspectives and differentiated needs in the production of science. This vision has been recognized by large corporations that have made their boards more equal and by international publications that highlight the importance of diversity in technological development.