Brazil Research Grant

UPDATED Deadlines: March 23, 2022 and November 2022


Brazil Research Grants are awarded to master's and PhD students in any Harvard Department or School for research on and in Brazil. The grant is open to both PhD and master's students with priority given to PhD students. PhD students may apply at any stage of their graduate program – from preliminary research to dissertation completion. Master’s students must apply with research that leads to a master’s thesis and take place over a minimum of six weeks.

Application Requirements

  • A proposal of up to 1,000 words that succinctly describes the proposed research project, its significance and expected impact, and any proposed collaboration with Brazilian academics and researchers (two additional pages of supplemental information such as citations may be included)
  • A letter of support from a faculty adviser
  • A detailed project budget that justifies each item

IMPORTANT: Given the ongoing uncertainties and impacts of COVID-19, the Brazil Studies Program may request additional information or alternate, remote proposals, if necessary.    

Application materials must be submitted through the Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT) under the "DRCLAS 2022 Brazil Research Grants (Grad students)" opportunity. 

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 research. Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Graduate Student Research Funds of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Availablity of Funding

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded.

Students graduating in or later than May 2023 may request funding for expenses to be incurred during academic year 2022-2023 and their awards must be used by June 30, 2023.

Students graduating in May 2022 may only request funding for expenses incurred during academic year 2021-2022 and their awards must be used by May 15, 2022. Invoices must be submitted for all budget items already paid for by students.

Applicants are required to notify the Brazil Studies Program of any funding received from another source; in most cases the program will adjust its award. Students may not receive duplicate funding for the same budget items from different grants. Students who have been funded twice from this fund or the Brazilian Cities Research Fund will receive lower priority.

For additional funding sources, doctoral and PhD candidates are encouraged to research Traveling Fellowships through Harvard University's Committee on General Scholarships to learn more about the Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowships for Research in Brazil.



Contact Tiago Genoveze, Program Manager