Partial Research Conference Funding

With the goal of fostering deeper intellectual connections between Harvard and Brazil, we invite members of the faculty to submit proposals to hold research conferences at Harvard or in Brazil. These funds are made possible by funding from the Lemann Endowment.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor employed full-time by Harvard University in any Harvard Department or School.


Funds for this purpose are limited, so applicants should seek other sources of conference funding (including DRCLAS faculty conference grants). Maximum awards are $20,000. We will fund only two categories of scholars: 1) Those working at a Brazilian institution; 2) those presenting a paper about Brazil.

How to Apply?

Applications should include:

  • A proposal of up to 3000 words;
  • Short research profiles or vitae of anticipated participants.; 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 - Partial Research Conference Funding".

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 project. 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 Partial Research Conference Funding of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies as sponsors in all related materials.