Brazil Events-Based Grants

Haddad Distinguished Lecture

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

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 June 30, 2022. 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. 

Send your nomination along with a rationale for inviting this person by email to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Haddad Distinguished Lecture" and a complete application form. Give some details about the benefits to the Harvard community of inviting this person, how long the visit would last, what kinds of interactions (if any) you would expect beyond the lecture. Maximum length is 1,000 words.  

 Any materials produced in relation to the lecture must acknowledge the support of the Haddad Foundation, through the Haddad Distinguished Lecture Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Partial Research Conference Funding

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

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. These funds are made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

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. 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

  • Complete application form

  • A proposal of up to 3,000 words

  • Short research profiles or vitae of anticipated participants

  • A detailed project budget that justifies each item

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Partial Research Conference Funding". All applications will be peer reviewed.

All grant recipients will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing their outcomes and the expenses associated with their project. All recipients must notify the Brazil Studies program of other funding they receive for the same project. Awards will be adjusted in cases of duplicate funding for the same items. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Lemann Endowment, through the Partial Research Conference Funding of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Seminar Series

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

Program Overview

Thanks to a generous gift from Claudio Haddad, 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). We will reimburse actual expenses. Grants must be used by June 30, 2022. 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

Applications should consist of a maximum 1000-word proposal with information about the overall objectives of the seminar series, ideas about whom you would invite, and budgetary information.

Application materials should be sent direclty to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Seminar Series" and should include a complete application form.

Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Haddad Foundation, through the Seminar Series Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Symposia

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

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. These funds are made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Availability of Funding

The maximum award available is $20,000. Grants must be used by June 30, 2022. 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

  • Complete application form

  • A proposal of up to 3,000 words

  • Short research profiles or vitae of anticipated participants

  • A detailed project budget that justifies each item

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Symposia". All applications will be peer reviewed.

All grant recipients will be asked, as a condition of their acceptance of the award, to submit a follow-up report describing their outcomes and the expenses associated with their project. All recipients must notify the Brazil Studies Program of other funding they receive for the same project. Awards will be adjusted in cases of duplicate funding for the same items. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Lemann Endowment, through the Symposia Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Working Groups

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

Program Overview

Thanks to a generous gift from Claudio Haddad, 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 June 30, 2022. 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

Applications for working groups should consist of a maximum 1,000-word proposal detailing the topic to be explored, a list of participants from the Harvard community, a list of outside speakers to be invited, and a budget.

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Working Groups" and should include a complete application form.

Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Haddad Foundation, through the Working Groups Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Questions?

Contact Tiago Genoveze, Program Manager