The Brazil Studies Program in Cambridge and Brazil Office in São Paulo expand research, teaching and learning opportunities for Harvard faculty and students across the University. The programs and initiatives are collaborative in nature, seeking to connect leading thinkers at Harvard with their counterparts in Brazil.
Brazil Studies Program Steering Committee
Under the leadership of its faculty co-chairs, the Brazil Studies Program Steering Committee leads the vision, priorities and projects undertaken by the program, both in Cambridge and Brazil.
Brazil Studies Program Faculty Advisory Committee
Over forty faculty members from across Harvard's schools meet each year to guide the Brazil Studies Program's development, both in Cambridge and Brazil.
Brazil Office Advisory Group
The Brazil Advisory Group are stewards of increasingly strong ties between Harvard and Brazil and provide vision, advice and support of the Brazil Office and its initiatives.
The Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant aims to spark faculty-led research initiatives and support graduate student research on some of the key urban challenges faced in Brazil.
The two available programs are: a collaboration with local high schools produces a 5-month long virtual mentoring program, which includes a 2 week immersion in Brazil, designed to help high need Brazilian students; and a partnership with the HSPH, combines lectures, discussions, and site visits with group work on specific topics.
A wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate students are offered during the summer including; the eight-week Summer Internship Program (SIP) and a Director's Internship through Harvard's Institute of Politics.
Fellowships specific to Brazil are offered for students interested in professional exchange or purposeful travel experiences in the country as well as for students working on Brazil from Cambridge. In addition to the fellowships awarded by DRCLAS, several fellowships awarded through the Committee on General Scholarships can be used for Brazil.
DRCLAS offers a variety of travel grants for summer research, conferences, and internships specific to Brazil as well as grants for Harvard student groups working with a Harvard faculty member for publications, workshops, conferences, and/or events at Harvard University related to the region or Latinx populations in the United States.
The Faculty Grants program offer Harvard faculty funding support in a variety of capacities including individual and collaborative research, course-based field trips, curriculum development, research conferences, and more. Additionally the program seeks nominations for the annual Haddad Distinguished Lecture.
Support in Brazil
Since 2006, over 293 faculty members from across Harvard have traveled to Brazil. The Brazil Office has ample experience in assisting faculty to organize trips throughout the country, including for exploratory visits, individual or collaborative research projects, field courses, fieldwork, meetings and events of all scales.
BECOME A VISITING SCHOLAR
This fellowship was endowed with a gift from Jorge Paulo Lemann and is available to scholars and practitioners from Brazil or those who are working on Brazilian topics.
Current Visiting Scholars
In the 2019-2020 academic year, DRCLAS will welcome 10 Visiting Scholars in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, literature, international relations, public policy, and visual culture.
Harvard-Brazil Radar is a joint effort of Harvard University's DRCLAS Brazil Office, the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS, Harvard Brazilian Student Associations, and the Harvard Alumni Club of Brazil to ensure relevant news on Harvard and Brazil is on your radar.