Student Networks

Lemann Fellows


The Lemann Fellowships were established in 2006 to give Brazilians who work or aspire to work as professionals in education, government, or public health the opportunity for advanced study at Harvard University so as to help build a stronger, more effective public sector in Brazil. Fellowships support graduate students who are Brazilian citizens at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), or the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Fellowships are awarded via the Committee on General Scholarships (CGS) through a competitive process after admission to the University. They also support dissertation research for doctoral students of any nationality at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) whose work focuses significantly on Brazil. The Fellowships are made possible by the generosity of Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Lemann family.

To be eligible to apply for a Lemann Fellowship, applicants must first be accepted to a degree program at HGSE, HKS or HSPH. Applications for GSAS dissertation research require a different application form. Lemann Fellowships are awarded by the University Committee on General Scholarships in consultation with the individual School's admissions office and a faculty review committee. Please see the Committee on General Scholarships website for details on the selection process or email

The Lemann Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2002 by Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann. It works to enhance the quality of public education in Brazil, with a focus on guaranteeing that every student learns. For more information about the Lemann Fellowship and/or former Lemann Fellows, please visit the Lemann Foundation website.

Lemann Fellows at Harvard
2018-2019 Fellows
2017-2018 Fellows
2016-2017 Fellows
2015-2016 Fellows
2014-2015 Fellows
2013-2014 Fellows

Admissions procedures and deadlines
HGSE - Harvard Graduate School of Education
HKS - Harvard Kennedy School
HSPH - Harvard School of Public Health

Brazilian Student Ambassadors


The Brazilian Student Ambassadors are a group of Brazilian students at Harvard who work in coordination with Harvard's Brazil Office in São Paulo and Brazil Studies Program in Cambridge to strengthen outreach and resources available to faculty, students, and staff. They are selected in coordination with the Harvard-Wide Brazilian Student Association based on their enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to increasing Brazil-Harvard engagement within the University and throughout Brazil. Student Ambassadors help us:

  • Identify faculty and students interested in Brazil;
  • Host Brazilian visitors;
  • Mentor potential applicants, admitted students, and current students;
  • Identify opportunities for Visiting Scholars and Researchers from Brazil.

Student Ambassadors 2018-2019

Student Ambassadors 2017-2018

Student Ambassadors 2016-2017

Student Ambassadors 2015-2016

Student Ambassadors 2014-2015

Student Ambassadors 2013-2014

Student Ambassadors 2012-2013

Brazilian PhD Students at Harvard


During the 2018-2019 academic year, there are 14 PhD candidates at Harvard University from Brazil. They are pursuing degrees from 07 of the 57 divisions, departments, and committees that collectively make up Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

If you would like to learn more about PhD programs at Harvard, watch the following video about the application process that features Margot Gill, the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

If you want to know more about the PhD experience at Harvard, please what this video.

Brazilian Student Organizations