Brazil Events-Based Grants

Next Deadlines:

March 23, 2022 for performance period July 1, 2022-May 31, 2023 (AY 22-23)
November 2022 for performance period ending by May 31, 2023 (AY 22-23)

The program will accept only one proposal per faculty applicant per year, and will not fund multiple or repeat applications for the same project from collaborating faculty members. 

These grants have been made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment and a generous gift from Claudio Haddad.

Haddad Distinguished Lecture

Program Overview

To honor Claudio Haddad, the Chair of the Brazil Office Advisory Group since 2006, DRCLAS invites nominations each year from any member of the Harvard community for a distinguished speaker to deliver the Haddad Lecture. The goal of the lecture is to bring a high-profile speaker to Harvard to engage the Harvard community on issues of vital significance to Brazil. Nominees may be from Brazil but it is not a requirement.

Availability of funding

Maximum awards are $10,000. Funds must be used by May 31, 2023. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years.

Nomination Requirements

The nominator must be a lecturer with multi-year appointment or an Assistant, Associate or full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School. Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process. 

Please submit the Brazil Faculty Grants application form and all materials requested therein in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, via email to tiago_genoveze@harvard.edu. Application materials include:

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A proposal (in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form)
  • Additional proposal materials (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources
  • A three-page CV of the faculty applicant and each PI, co-investigator, or collaborator
  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution (if applicable)

All winners will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing the events and their outcomes and the expenses associated with them. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Haddad Distinguished Lecture Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Partial Research Conference Funding

Program Overview

With the goal of fostering deeper intellectual connections between Harvard and Brazil, faculty members are invited to submit proposals to hold research conferences at Harvard or in Brazil. Interdisciplinary proposals engaging faculty from more than one department or school are strongly encouraged.

Availability of Funding

Funds for this purpose are limited, so applicants should seek other sources of conference funding (including DRCLAS faculty conference grants). Maximum awards are $20,000. Grants must be used by May 31, 2023. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years. We will fund only two categories of scholars: 1) Those working at a Brazilian institution; 2) those presenting a paper about Brazil.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School. Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process.

Application Requirements

Please submit the Brazil Faculty Grants application form and all materials requested therein in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, via email to tiago_genoveze@harvard.edu. Application materials include:

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A proposal (in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form)
  • Additional proposal materials (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources
  • A three-page CV of the faculty applicant and each PI, co-investigator, or collaborator
  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution (if applicable)

All winners will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing the events and their outcomes and the expenses associated with them. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Partial Research Conference Funding of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Seminar Series

Program Overview

The Brazil Studies Program will welcome proposals for seminar series and research workshops in focused areas of research or around specific themes about Brazil. Priority will be given to proposals that engage faculty and students with common interests, preferably from more than one department or school.

Seminar series, which feature talks from invited speakers and from faculty and advanced graduate students on campus, may be proposed for one semester or the entire academic year. The faculty member will be responsible for organizing the logistics of the seminars.  

Availability of Funding

The maximum award for a semester-long seminar series is $3,000 ($6,000 for the academic year). Grants must be used by May 31, 2023. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years. 

Eligibility

The applicant must be a lecturer with multi-year appointment or an Assistant, Associate or full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School. Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process. 

Application Requirements

Please submit the Brazil Faculty Grants application form and all materials requested therein in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, via email to tiago_genoveze@harvard.edu. Application materials include:

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A proposal (in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form)
  • Additional proposal materials (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources
  • A three-page CV of the faculty applicant and each PI, co-investigator, or collaborator
  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution (if applicable)

All winners will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing the events and their outcomes and the expenses associated with them. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Seminar Series & Working Groups Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Symposia

Program Overview

To spark collaborative research between Harvard and Brazilian scholars, DRCLAS welcomes proposals from faculty who wish to invite a team of researchers from Harvard and Brazilian institutions at an exploratory stage to come together in an intensive seminar setting for one to two days to explore common research interests and potentially to design a broad research agenda and external grant applications. Symposia may be hosted either on the Harvard campus or at an academic institution in Brazil.  Interdisciplinary proposals engaging faculty from more than one department or school are strongly encouraged.

Availability of Funding

The maximum award available is $20,000. Grants must be used by May 31, 2023. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years.

Eligibility

Applicants must be an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School. Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process.

Application Requirements

Please submit the Brazil Faculty Grants application form and all materials requested therein in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, via email to tiago_genoveze@harvard.edu. Application materials include:

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A proposal (in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form)
  • Additional proposal materials (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources
  • A three-page CV of the faculty applicant and each PI, co-investigator, or collaborator
  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution (if applicable)

All winners will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing the events and their outcomes and the expenses associated with them. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Symposia Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Working Groups

Program Overview

The Brazil Studies Program will welcome proposals for seminar series and research workshops in focused areas of research or around specific themes about Brazil. Priority will be given to proposals that engage faculty and students with common interests, preferably from more than one department or school. 

DRCLAS invites proposals to form working groups of faculty and graduate students on themes of interest that will meet periodically to share work in progress. These may take place over the course of an academic year or semester. Groups may propose to bring an outside speaker once a semester to present a paper.

Availability of Funding

The maximum award to defray the costs of meals, reproduce materials, and invite an occasional outside speaker for a working group is $4000. Grants must be used by May 31, 2023. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years. 

Eligibility

The applicant must be a lecturer with multi-year appointment or an Assistant, Associate or full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School. Applicants from the Harvard Medical School must be an Assistant, Associate or full Professor actively teaching Harvard students at the time of application (undergraduates, GSAS-enrolled Ph.D. students or students enrolled in the two HMS MD programs), and employed by Harvard University. Must be ladder faculty. Final decisions about eligibility will be determined during the review process.

Application Requirements

Please submit the Brazil Faculty Grants application form and all materials requested therein in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF, via email to tiago_genoveze@harvard.edu. Application materials include:

  • An abstract (no more than two paragraphs)
  • A proposal (in accordance with the format and word limits specified in the application form)
  • Additional proposal materials (maximum of 2 pages)
  • A detailed budget with a list of other funding sources
  • A three-page CV of the faculty applicant and each PI, co-investigator, or collaborator
  • Letter(s) from any collaborating institution (if applicable)

All winners will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing the events and their outcomes and the expenses associated with them. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Seminar Series & Working Groups Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Questions?

Contact Tiago Genoveze, Program Manager