Fulbright Scholar Program

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12577-BR
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Humanities and Social Sciences

Brazil
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Award Activity

The Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) is especially interested in candidates who can conduct research on race, gender, and democracy with an interdisciplinary approach. The intersection between these three research topics is now strongly emphasized by faculty from the Center of Humanities and Social Sciences and other PUC-Rio departments.

It is also expected that the scholar will collaborate with the graduate program and teach one course during the visit. Teaching activities should not exceed three hours per week as the focus should be on the applicant's research.

For further information about this award, please visit the Fulbright Commission website.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Three to Four months; for Flex award, see Flex Description

First possible start date: July 1, 2022

Last possible end date: September 30, 2023

Be aware that most institutions take a recess between December and January. For Flex awards, please see the Flex Option section.

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

Flex awards allow the stay to be split into two visits of two months each between July 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023. There must be a period of at least two months between the two in-country stays.

Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Anthropology
Gender Studies
Literature, non- U.S.
Philosophy
Political Science
Sociology
Areas of Interest

Race, Gender, and Democracy preferably with an interdisciplinary approach.

Special Features

For the award period, PUC-Rio will arrange housing at no additional cost for the scholar. It will also provide an English speaking student to help the scholar settle in.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Email: 

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