CONICYT is the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research in Chile. It was founded in 1967, when its main role was to advise the President of Chile on scientific matters. Its work has grown to include provision of scholarships (in all subjects), funding research and development projects, and systematising scientific information. It currently focuses its efforts on the training of advanced human capital, on developing and strengthening Chile’s scientific and technological base, addressing regional development, and promoting international liaison.
For some years CONICYT has provided a very large range of scholarships to Chilean students for study abroad, under the BECAS Chile programme. Since 2013 it has worked with the Cambridge Trust to offer the CONICYT-Chile Cambridge Scholarship, available to PhD applicants.
Note for students
You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.