MEC/SESu University Outreach Program (PROEXT)

The University Outreach Program (PROEXT) promoted by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC), through the Higher Education Secretariat (SEsu), aims at supporting Public Higher Education Institutions in the development of programs and projects that contribute to the implementation of public policies and the strengthening of university outreach.

This support is intended to stimulate the social development and critical thinking of students, as well as the professional practice based on citizenship and the social function of higher education. It also seeks to contribute to the quality improvement of Brazilian education by enabling the direct contact of students with concrete realities and the exchange of academic and popular knowledge through outreach activities.

In order to participate, proposals must include outreach programs and projects that are related to current public policies, in particular social policies, and must involve the participation of undergraduate students regularly enrolled in the institution.

See PROEXT public calls here.