Brazil Research Grants

Brazil Cities Research

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

Overview

The purpose of the Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant is to spark faculty-led research initiatives and support graduate student research on some of the key urban challenges faced in Brazil. The Fund supports research from various disciplinary perspectives on a range of topics including, but not limited to, urban architecture, design, and infrastructure; education, economics, health, and sanitation; governance, public policy, and planning; and housing, transportation, and public security.

Availability of Funding

Award amounts are normally between $5,000 - $15,000 for faculty and $1,000 - $5,000 for graduate students. Funds may be applied to travel-related expenses to conduct research in the field, including airfare, lodging, meals, transportation in Brazil, visa fees, and vaccines; research materials, including data, images, software to which the awardee does not have free access, monthly fees for electronic devices required for data collection, hardware and cellular phones when necessary for data collection (with adequate justification); and stipends and fees for research-related support services such as translation and interpretation services, etc. Faculty and PhD may also request funds to hire research assistants. Unfortunately, awards may not be used for salary support or student tuition.

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 Fund is open to Masters’ and PhD students graduating in or later than May 2022 in any Harvard Department or School, full-time lecturers and full-time Assistant, Associate and Full Professors 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. Successful applicants to this fund from past years are welcome to apply again.

Application Requirements

Applications should consist of a maximum 1,000-word proposal and a detailed budget (reflecting other sources of funding, if any). The applicant should also include a maximum 5-page curriculum vitae, and CVs of collaborators if/as appropriate. Faculty should submit applications directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Cities Research Grants" and a complete application form. Students should submit applications through the Centralized Application for Research and Travel (CARAT) under the "DRCLAS 2021 Brazil Cities Research Grants (Grad students)" opportunity.

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 Foundation, through the Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Collaborative Research

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

Program Overview

With the goal of fostering deeper intellectual connections between Harvard and Brazil, this grant supports collaborative research with Brazilian scholars working in Brazil, made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Availability of Funding

Maximum awards are $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

Harvard faculty are welcome to submit proposals for collaborative research to take place in Brazil. Applications from scholars who work in fields that are not eligible for or that are a lower priority for funding under the terms of the Lemann Brazil Research Fund will receive priority. Applicants may not request funds in the same academic year for the same project from the Lemann Brazil Research Fund. 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 1500 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 maximum three-page curriculum vitae for each PI, co-investigator, and collaborator, including postdoctoral scholars and graduate students

  • A detailed project budget that justifies each item

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Collaborative Research Grants".  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 research. 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 Collaborative Research Grants of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

First-Step Faculty Travel Funds

Next Deadline: Rolling

Program Overview

Thanks to a generous gift from Claudio Haddad, the Brazil Studies Program will welcome proposals to the First-Step Faculty Travel Fund. The purpose of the fund is to make timely and flexible grants to support short trips for Harvard faculty for exploratory research excursions with a well-defined purpose and plan to visit field sites, schools or labs, and to meet with Brazilian colleagues.

Availability of Funding

Maximum awards are $5,000 per person. The Brazil Office in São Paulo is available to help to organize the visits of awardees.  Funds may be applied to travel-related expenses to conduct research in the field, including airfare, lodging, meals, transportation in Brazil, visa fees, and vaccines; research materials, including data, images, software to which the awardee does not have free access, monthly fees for electronic devices required for data collection, hardware and cellular phones when necessary for data collection (with adequate justification); and stipends and fees for research-related support services such as translation and interpretation services, etc. Unfortunately, awards may not be used for salary support, student tuition, or co-investigator travel expenses.

Eligibility

This fund is aimed at Harvard faculty without prior research experience in Brazil and who do not have fully developed proposals to submit to other campus funding sources such as the DRCLAS Faculty Grants Committee, the Lemann Research Fund, the Cities Research Fund, or the Climate Change Solutions Fund. The applicant 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

Applications should consist of a maximum 1000-word proposal outlining the objective of the proposed trip to Brazil; laboratories, field sites, archives, or institutes to be visited; potential collaborators or sponsors with whom the applicant would like to meet; and a budget. The applicant should also send a maximum 5-page CV. If the applicant is proposing to work with a Brazilian scholar, this collaborator should send a very short statement (one paragraph) expressing interest in exploring working together.

We will accept and review proposals on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit proposals at least two months before anticipated travel.

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - First-Step Faculty Travel Funds".

Any materials produced in relation to awarded projects must acknowledge the support of the Haddad Foundation, through the First-Step Faculty Travel Funds of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Lemann Brazil Research Fund

The Lemann Brazil Research Fund is made possible by a generous gift from the Lemann Foundation and is administered by the Office of the Provost. It supports Brazil-related research in all areas related to education, as well as research in any other disciplinary area undertaken in collaboration with a Brazilian colleague. Harvard faculty with principal investigator rights at any Harvard school are eligible to apply for an award. 

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Matching Funds for External Grants

Next Deadline: February 10, 2021

Program Overview

DRCLAS invites proposals from faculty planning to submit applications for external funding – either for programmatic initiatives or for specific research projects – whose applications would be strengthened by demonstrating an institutional commitment from Harvard. Examples of these activities include workshops, invited speakers, etc. Applicants to other funding categories may use support of the Brazil Studies Program to help win major external grants. The “Matching Funds” category is intended specifically for this purpose. These funds are made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Availability of Funding

The maximum award available is $10,000. 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 1500 words

  • Short research profiles or vitae of anticipated participants

  • A detailed budget

Application materials should be sent directly to Tiago Genoveze with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Matching Funds". 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 Matching Funds for External Grant Applications of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Questions?

Contact Tiago Genoveze, Program Manager