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You can also send project proposals by writing “Send project” in the “Subject” field. So, we can keep your proposal in Instituto TIM opportunities file.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Instituto TIM support work?
Instituto TIM works in three ways: 1) by developing its own initiatives, such as the Academic Working Capital program; 2) by creating projects in collaboration with other institutions, such as the Instituto TIM-OBMEP Scholarships; and 3) by supporting actions aligned with its objectives and principles. All initiatives are previously submitted to the Instituto TIM Council for approval and follow the annual activity plan.
What types of projects does Instituto TIM support?
Instituto TIM develops and supports initiatives focused on its mission: “To create and strength resources and strategies for the democratization of science, technology and innovation that promote human development in Brazil”. We look for projects aligned with our principles: Teaching, Applications, Work and Inclusion.
How do I become a partner of Instituto TIM?
Fill out the form detailing your partnership proposal and write “Partnership proposal” in the “Subject” field. We stress that although we are always looking for people and institutions that think like us to enhance the results of our actions, we have an internal governance process in which it is necessary to submit all new proposals for approval by the Instituto TIM Council.
Do I need to pay to use the methodologies and softwares developed by Instituto TIM?
All methodologies, softwares, and courses developed by Instituto TIM are free and open and can be implemented by other organizations for free. Schools can freely use the TIM Faz Ciência and O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil methodologies, governments can install the Mapas Culturais free software (for culture management) and ZUP (for urban service management), students from anywhere can take the courses of the TIM Tec platform.
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Does the TIM Tec platform grant a certificate or enrollment declaration
As TIM Tec courses are free, the platform does not issue a certification or an enrollment declaration. TIM Tec offers a digital hour’s certificate for those who finish their courses. It is a 40-hour certificate for each course, counting the total time of video lessons and the student’s effort in studying additional materials and searching for others.