The Brazil Studies Program in Cambridge and Office in São Paulo expand research and teaching opportunities for Harvard faculty and students across the University. The initiatives and approach are collaborative in nature, seeking to connect leading thinkers at Harvard with their counterparts in Brazil.
Under the leadership of its faculty co-chairs, the Brazil Studies Program Steering Committee leads the vision, priorities and projects undertaken by the program, both in Cambridge and São Paulo.
Over forty faculty members from across Harvard's schools meet each year to guide the Brazil Studies Program's development, both in Cambridge and São Paulo.
The Brazil Advisory Group are stewards of increasingly strong ties between Harvard and Brazil and provide vision, advice and support of the Brazil Office and its initiatives.
A collaboration with local high schools produces a mentoring program designed to help high need Brazilian students and a partnership with the HSPH, combines lectures, discussions, and site visits with group work on specific topics.
A wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate students are offered during the summer including; the eight-week Summer Internship Program (SIP) and a Director's Internship through Harvard's Institute of Politics.
A variety of fellowships are offered for students interested in Brazilian studies including a professional exchange experience in the Brazil Office as well as a set of fellowships awarded through the University made possible by Advisory Committee Member Jorge Paulo Lemann.
DRCLAS offers a variety of travel grants for summer research, conferences, and internships specific to Brazil as well as grants for Harvard student groups working with a Harvard faculty member for publications, workshops, conferences, and/or events at Harvard University related to the region or Latinx populations in the United States.
The Faculty Grants program offer Harvard faculty funding support in a variety of capacities including individual and collaborative research, course-based field trips, curriculum development, research conferences, and more. Additionally the program seeks nominations for the annual Haddad Distinguished Lecture.
Services in Brazil
Since 2006, over 230 faculty members from across Harvard have traveled to Brazil. Faculty services in Brazil include meeting space for visitors, assistance in organizing substantive visits throughout Brazil that combine individual research meetings, fieldwork contacts, small group discussions and/or open events, and professional-quality videoconferencing.
BECOME A VISITING SCHOLAR
This Brazil-specific fellowship was endowed with a gift from Jorge Paulo Lemann and is available to scholars and practitioners from Brazil or those who are working on Brazilian topics.
Current Visiting Scholars
In the 2019-2020 academic year, DRCLAS will welcome 10 Visiting Scholars in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, literature, international relations, public policy, and visual culture.
Harvard-Brazil Radar is a joint effort of Harvard University's DRCLAS Brazil Office, the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS, Harvard Brazilian Student Associations, and the Harvard Alumni Club of Brazil to ensure relevant news on Harvard and Brazil is on your radar.