Profile of the researchers with productivity grants in the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) of the physical education area


  • Bárbara Daniane Gusmão Lopes Leite
  • Eduardo A. Oliveira
  • Izabella Nobre Queiroz
  • Daniella Reis Barbosa Martelli
  • Maria Christina Oliveira
  • Hercílio Martelli Júnior



The increase in the number of postgraduate programs has been accompanied by a concomitant increase in the Brazilian scientific output. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of the Brazilian researchers with Productivity Grants in the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) in the Physical Education Area. The curriculum of the 74 scholarship researchers in the Lattes Platform was analyzed. The researchers varied in gender, classification in the CNPq (1A to 2), institution, date of graduation, number of papers published; as well as the classification of the journal in the Qualis, book and book chapter publications, supervision of undergraduate scientific initiation, masters and doctorate students, and the patents they had obtained. The study considered publications from 2007 to 2009. The results show that most of the researchers had between 5 and 32 years of doctorate studies, are male (75.7%), classified in category 2 (67.6%), with a large proportion working in the south-east region, particularly in the state of São Paulo. Most publications are in the national periodic Qualis B1, B2 and A2. A large number of books and book chapters were published, and there were an excellent number of supervisions of undergraduate and postgraduate students.






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