Brazil is one of the most influential countries in the Western Hemisphere and one of the world's biggest democracies and economies. Its universities produce some 13,000 Ph.D.s per year, and its leading research centers in fields such as agriculture, energy, biotechnology, and epidemiology attract scholars and students from around the globe. Brazil is also noted for the richness and distinctiveness of its culture; its export of music is as significant as that of airplanes. Opportunities abound for U.S. scholars to forge collaborations with Brazilian counterparts across the disciplines. Proposals will be considered from junior, mid-career and senior academics and professionals. The goals of the Fulbright Scholar Program in Brazil are to support collaborative research in all disciplines, strengthen Brazilian graduate education through teaching and contribute to broader and longer-term U.S.-Brazil institutional linkages. Scholars will be affiliated with Brazilian universities and research centers in their fields of study, fostering increased cooperation and institutional collaboration between applied researchers.
Candidates from all disciplines are welcome to apply. The Commission, however, will give preference to applicants without significant prior experience in Brazil, regardless of how advanced in their careers they may be. The academic year is from March to December, with a one-month break in July. In some cases, the Commission will consider Flex grants, which will allow the grant period to be divided into two two-month in-country visits between July 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. For a Flex grant, there must be a period of no less than two months between the two in-country stays. A maximum of two round-trip airfares will be provided for the Flex grantee only.
All applicants are expected to discuss teaching and research interests with their prospective host institution(s) and should secure expression of interest from a host faculty member. Visit Brazil Fulbright Commission to access comprehensive listings of Brazilian scholars at universities throughout the country. For further information, contact the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Brazil; inquiries may be directed to Patricia Grijo (email@example.com; tel: 55.11.3057.3703).
Cases of the Zika virus have been reported in the Western Hemisphere. As you prepare your Fulbright application, we encourage you to read the information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.