The Brazil Studies Program in Cambridge and Brazil Office in São Paulo work in tandem to expand research, teaching and educational opportunities for Harvard faculty and students across the University. Most programmatic activities are collaborative in nature, seeking to connect Harvard experts and learners with counterparts in Brazil.


Brazil Studies Program 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 Brazil.

Meet the BSP Steering Committee

Brazil Studies Program Faculty Advisory 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 Brazil.

Meet the BSP Faculty Committee

Brazil Office 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

DRCLAS works with the Center on the Developing Child and Brazilian partners on a collaborative impact initiative in addition to fostering early childhood development research and exchange opportunities. 

About ECD

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The Harvard-Brazil Cities Research Grant aims to spark faculty-led research initiatives and support graduate student research on some of the key urban challenges faced in Brazil.

About Cities

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Nexo Políticas Públicas

Nexo Políticas Públicas provides a platorm for Harvard experts to disseminate their research and knowledge through a variety of innovative formats, helping to bridge Harvard with Brazilian society.

Visit the platform

Student Opportunities

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January Programs

The Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program is a 4-month long, virtual mentoring program that will include virtual immersion activities in Brazil in January 2021. The Public Health Collaborative Field Course 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) as well as internships that are co-sponsored by specific Harvard partners. 

About Summer Programs

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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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Fellowships specific to Brazil are offered for students interested in professional exchange or purposeful travel experiences in the country as well as for students working on Brazil-related research from Cambridge. In addition to the fellowships awarded by DRCLAS, several fellowships awarded through the Committee on General Scholarships can support Brazilian students at Harvard, research on Brazil or travel to Brazil.

About Fellowships

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Student Funding

DRCLAS offers a variety of travel grants for summer research, conferences, and internships specific to Brazil. Additionally, grants are available 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



Administered by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with DRCLAS, the Lemann Brazil Research Fund (LBRF) is intended to foster collaboration between scholars and to support research projects focused on current issues facing Brazil.


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DRCLAS 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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Support in Brazil

Since 2006, over 293 faculty members from across Harvard have traveled to Brazil. The Brazil Office has ample experience in assisting faculty to organize trips throughout the country, including for exploratory visits, individual or collaborative research, teaching, meetings and events of all scales. 

Contact the Brazil Office

Visiting Scholars


This 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 2022-2023 academic year, DRCLAS will welcome 11 Visiting Scholars in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, literature, international relations, public policy, and visual culture. 

Meet our Visiting Scholars

Stay Connected

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

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

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DRCLAS Brazil Office

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