Fundep is a private nonprofit organization, with a federal identification number, administrative and financial autonomy.

The Foundation was created in 1975 to support all projects and activities of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Throughout its history, Fundep has invested in human resources and managerial expertise.


Fundep in numbers – 2019

  • Management of more than R$ 610 million;
  • More than 3,400 managed projects;
  • 7th largest among institutions accredited by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).


Fundep and UFMG

Support foundations have played a vital role in the development of the Sciences, Technology, and Innovation and in the institutional development of the Universities which they support.

Fundep’s mission is to create solutions and opportunities for researchers and academic entrepreneurs for the development of the ecosystem of Research, Teaching, and Innovation.

We serve as both facilitator and bridge in connecting research, science, technology, and innovation with the world of business.