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.


Steering Committee

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.

Meet the BSP Steering Committee

Faculty Committee

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.

Meet the BSP Faculty Committee

Advisory Group

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.

Meet the Brazil Advisory Group


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Early Childhood Development

Since 2011, DRCLAS and the Brazil Office have promoted collaborative opportunities around the topic of early childhood development for faculty and students from Harvard and Brazil. 

About Early Childhood Development

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FMUSP Laboratory Research

A collaboration between Universidade de São Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) and Harvard Medical School, students have an opportunity to conduct laboratory research on the cardiopulmonary effects of air pollution, pollution models, and cardiology.

About FMUSP Laboratory Research

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Alumni Engagement

Harvard alumni living in Brazil play an important role in advancing the University's engagement with the country. Directed by the local Alumni Clubs and by the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA), DRCLAS collaborates often with alumni and their networks.

About the Alumni Network

Student Opportunities

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Term-Time Programs

A term-time Study Abroad Program in Rio de Janeiro is available to undergraduate students through the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA). 

About Term-Time Programs

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January Programs

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.

About January Programs

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summer programs

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. 

About Summer Programs

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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.

About Fellowships

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Student Funding

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. 

About Student Funding

Faculty Opportunities

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Faculty Grants

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.

About Faculty Grants

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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. 

Contact the Brazil Office

Visiting Scholars


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.  

Apply to be a Visiting Scholar

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. 

Meet our Visiting Scholars

Collaborative Opportunities

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Partner with DRCLAS

Through dynamic collaboration with organizations and educational institutions, DRCLAS seeks to program a wide variety of events, lectures, and exhibitions relevant to the Harvard community, the academic mission, and Latin America.

About Partnerships

Stay Connected

Harvard-Brazil Radar

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.

Google Map of Brazil Office

DRCLAS Brazil Office

Avenida Paulista, 1337, 17° andar - cj 171
São Paulo, SP - 01311-200
Tel: +55 (11) 3549-9590