The Teaching, Research and Extension Support Fund – FAEPEX was created in 2003 (Resolution CONSU-A-024/2003) from the merger of the former Teaching and Research Support Fund – FAEP (1990) and Extension Support Fund – FAE (2001) and aims to provide additional resources for the encouragement and support of teaching projects and activities , research and extension that contribute to the enrichment of academic life at UNICAMP, being structured in five major areas: Technological, Biomedical, Exact, Human and Interdisciplinary.

The Fund is not an alternative development agency to those currently in existence and should be understood as a supplementary mechanism, aimed exclusively at complementing the aid granted by agencies and also financing activities not contemplated by the development institutions and that can induce a positive differential. in Unicamp's teaching, research and extension activities.