Harvard's DRCLAS Brazil Studies Program & Office will help launch and support a range of collaborations related to urbanization, public health, engineering, air pollution, housing, transportation, and more. Providing education, energy, health, housing, infrastructure, sanitation, security, transportation, water and other basic services to the 85% of Brazil’s population that now lives in cities is a daunting task. The country’s rapid transformation from a predominantly rural society to a metropolitan one has added to the complexity of establishing and sustaining vibrant cities.
There is no fixed limit, but normally, the maximum award is $10,000 for faculty and $5,000 for graduate students. Awards must be used by August 31, 2018. Grants seek to spark faculty-led research initiatives and collaborations in or involving Brazil, and to provide support for student research in Brazil.
Students: Master and Ph.D. students in any Harvard Department or School. Awardees from this fund are welcome to apply again.
Faculty: Full-time Lecturer, Assistant, Associate and Full Professors in any Harvard Department or School. Preference will be given to faculty members who did not receive an award from this fund in previous years.
Projects with a focus on Brazil related to cities on topics such as, but not limited to:
Urban Transportation, Housing, Energy Solutions, Public Security, and Health and Sanitation. Awards will be used to cover costs of research, international travel and domestic transportation in Brazil, visa fees, lodging and meals for the Harvard faculty member (including collaborators from Harvard and Brazil, if appropriate) and for Harvard students.
How to Apply
- Complete the short online application: click here to access the form;
Submit the following materials (PDF, Word or Excel formats accepted) in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
• Project Proposal (approximately 1,000 words);
• Detailed Budget (reflecting other sources of funding, if any);
• Curriculum Vitae, including CVs of collaborators if/as appropriate.
Submission Deadline: May 7th, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
Award Announcements: May 22nd, 2017. Award checks will be made available to awardees in early May.