Collaborative Research Grants

With the goal of fostering deeper intellectual connections between Harvard and Brazil, the Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce support for collaborative research with Brazilian scholars working in Brazil, made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Who is eligible?

We welcome Harvard faculty 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.


Maximum awards are $20,000. Grants must be used by June 30, 2021. With adequate justification, the period of performance can be extended to accommodate proposals spanning multiple fiscal years. 

How to Apply?

Applications should include:

  • 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; and
  • A detailed project budget that justifies each item.

Application materials should be sent in a single email to Tiago Genoveze ( with the subject "Application to BSP Funding - Collaborative Research Grants".

Deadline: March 8, 2020. 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 as sponsors in all related materials.