FAPEMIG’s users are institutions based in Minas Gerais or its researchers, according to the categories bellow:
- Research teams from institutions based in Minas Gerais.
- State Research institutes, federal universities and federal higher education institutions - state, municipal, public and private, non-profit making institutions, executing scientific and technological research activities.
- Public agencies that develop research projects in science and technology.
- Associative entities focused on the promotion of scientific and technological development.
- In addition to fostering scientific and technological research, FAPMIG encourages and participates in special programs and, in association with other funding institutions, promotes integration with the productive sectors, in particular small and medium size enterprises.