(searched for: The The UFAM Scientific Initiation Program: A Study of the Results between the Years 2008 to 2018)
Published: 27 March 2021
European Journal of Education and Pedagogy, Volume 2, pp 18-25; doi:10.24018/ejedu.2021.2.2.27
Faced with a reality of constant changes and competitiveness, new skills and competences are required every day to operate in a diffuse and complex society. Scientific Initiation Programs are an excellent way to promote and teach scientific skills that will enable you to acquire these new skills. This work aims to present the evolution of the Scientific Initiation activity carried out at the Federal University of Amazonas in the period from 2008 to 2018, making a comparison between the actions carried out at Campus Manaus and those developed in other units of the State. Bibliographic and documentary sources were used to verify this evolution in the period. The results show an increase of approximately 257% in the submission of processes in the UFAM CI, consisting mostly of the areas of Exact and Earth Sciences (24% of submissions) and Health (18% of submissions). Over the period, a total of 5,790 scholarships were offered for Scientific Initiation in the capital and 1,637 scholarships in the interior, with CNPq being the largest funding agency and FAPEAM in this one. This theme still needs further studies, mainly with regard to data from UFAM itself.