The Brazilian publication 'UFO Magazine' announced Thursday the funding of two projects through its initiative, Support Group for Advancement of Cosmic Consciousness (GAACC). The effort aims to increase the quality and quantity of UFO research while promoting and encouraging the training of ufologists. The organization stated that results will further strengthen the Brazilian community of UFO researchers.
The GAACC was established to raise and distribute funds for approved project proposals. Current finances allow the funding of projects with budgets of about $1,000 per month for cycles of six-months, with the possibility of eligibility for renewed funding. Proposals should explain how projects will benefit Brazilian ufology, and budgets should include such expenses as investigating UFO cases, educating ufologists and disseminating information.
The initial two grants were awarded to Marco Antonio Petit and Antonio Inajar Kurowski. Mr. Petit will examine photographs taken during space missions and analyze possible anomalies. Such photographs will include images of the moons of both Earth and Jupiter, as well as the planet Mars.
Mr. Kurowski was granted funds to develop and implement an educational course for ufologists. Participants will explore case studies, interviews and additional activities designed to result in developing and strengthening abilities to independently produce quality research.