Brazil-Specific Funds

The Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies offers the following funding opportunities specifically for Harvard faculty pursuing projects in or on Brazil:

Application Deadline

Fiscal Year

Period of Performance

March 8, 2020*


July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021**

* First-Step Faculty Travel Fund proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis.

**With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years.


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. The committee gives priority to faculty members who have not previously received grants but will consider consecutive funding for course-based projects, on a case by case basis.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Assistant, Associate or Full Professors employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School are eligible for all of the Brazil-specific Funds. Full-time lecturers are eligible for the Cities Research Grants; lecturers with multi-year appointments are eligible for the Seminar Series and Working Groups; and any member of the Harvard Community may submit a nomination for the Haddad Distinguished Lecture. Please visit the specific funds’ web pages for more detailed information regarding eligibility.

APPLICATION: Please visit the specific funds’ web pages for more detailed information regarding application processes. In preparing a proposal, the applicant should remember that DRCLAS is a University-wide center and therefore reviewers may need brief background information to fully appreciate what might be of obvious importance to someone within a particular discipline.

REAPPLICATION: In cases where additional clarity or details about a proposal would help the review committee decide on funding, the committee may invite resubmission of a proposal for the following application deadline. Proposals resubmitted in the absence of an invitation will not be evaluated.

For questions, please contact Tiago Genoveze, Brazil Studies Program Manager, at


For more information regarding the Lemann Brazil Research Fund, administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, please visit the fund´s official web page


Please consult the Brazil-Specific Funds menu listings on the left.