The Brazilian National Council to State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) is a non-governmental organization which aims to promote the best articulation of the interest of the State agencies to support the scientific and technological research and innovation in Brazil. It was established in April 28th, 2006 and congregates the 27 State Funding Agencies (known as FAPs in Portugues) and it is an active member of the National Systems of Science, Technology, and Innovation

Based on the thought that science, technology, and innovation are essential and strategic factors for the Brazil´s development, CONFAP acts in the defense the autonomy and the regularity and effective financial execution of budget allocations of the FAPs. This articulation searches to respect and to defend the diversity of the regional and local politics of the States and the Federal District as well the decentralization, integration, and articulation of the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The CONFAP, also, searches to foster the knowledge generation, the technological development, and the expansion of the FAPs´ regular partnerships with national and international agencies which promote and incentive the ST&I development as well partnerships with the business sector.



1.      It acts as a coordination and articulation entity of the FAPs and equivalent institutions´ interests.

2.     It contributes to the improvement of the National Politics of Science, Technology, and Innovation as well the elaboration and assessment of implemented goals and guidelines, priority definition, resource allocation aiming the enhancing the scientific and technological development process in the whole national territory

3.    It searches the consolidation of the FAPs´ institutional and political space as operational agents which support, formulate, implement, and develop science, technology, and innovation regionally.

4.      It supports, as integration base, among the States Systems of ST&I, the consolidation of the technical-political articulation, the governmental guidelines, the scientific and technological community´ interests, the institutions which promotes the innovative entrepreneurship, and companies technological-based to strengthening and enhancing the National System of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

5.      It acts as forum of the exchange of experience, information, technical cooperation, and training among its members.  

6.    It promotes the articulation between the Federal institutions and the FAPs and equivalent institutions as well the international institutions which promote and incentive the ST&I development.

7.       It expands the FAPs and equivalent institutions´ institutional and political space for the formulation and implementation of the National Politics of Science, Technology, and Innovation

8.       It fosters the elaboration and implementation of regional programs of science, technology, and innovation.