Activities and Resources
Collaboration with Brazilian Institutions
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG)
In December 2013, The University of Texas at Austin and FAPEMIG signed an agreement that will provide $80,000 to facilitate the exchange of faculty members between UT and Minas Gerais, Brazil. The first visitors are expected from Minas Gerais during the Fall 2014 semester. Research incentive funds up to $20,000 will supplement other Brazlian sources (post-doc salary, CNPq, CAPES). Proposals for this visiting professorship will be reviewed by the Brazil Center of LLILAS and priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a viable and robust partnership with UT colleagues. Interested faculty should submit to the Brazil Center a research statement, course plan, and curriculum vitae before March 31, 2014.
UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Fulbright Commission of Brazil jointly coordinate the annual UT-Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Environmental Science and Policy. The program brings an eminent Brazilian scholar to UT Austin for one semester each academic year from 2011 through 2015 and is testimony to the strong cross-university interest in the initiative for environmental and Brazilian studies. It is supported by five different units of the University of Texas at Austin, including the Office of the President, the Jackson School of Geosciences, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the McCombs School of Business, and the School of Law. Each UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor is affiliated with the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies for which the Brazil Center plays a coordinating role in the program. The annual Call for Proposals is posted by the Fulbright Commission of Brazil each spring or summer for candidates applying for the following spring semester (January–May). For more information, visit Fulbright Brazil or contact the Brazil Center. To learn about previous appointees, visit UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy.
Brazilian painter Daniel Senise speaks at LLILAS Benson, Fall 2011 (photo by Oscar Ricardo Silva)
The Brazil Center organizes a broad range of scholarly events. Recent activities have included talks discussing social mobility and grassroots organizations in favelas; the wave of street protests; Brazilian developmentalism; the anniversary of the dictatorship; Brazilian environmental policies; fluvial systems; and race and violence. The Brazil Center also hosted a lunch discussion with Luiza Bairros, Minister of the Secretariat for the Promotion of Racial Equality in Brazil.
For a complete listing of past and upcoming LLILAS events, visit our Events Calendar.
Resources for Faculty Working in Brazil
Brazil Center Call for Proposals
The Brazil Center coordinates an annual competition for events in all formats, including but not limited to colloquia, roundtables, workshops, lectures, and collaborations with visiting scholars. The competition is open to UT faculty members across all disciplines, and priority is given to proposals made by Brazilianist faculty in partnership with graduate students. The call is sent early in the fall semester. For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.
For other faculty resources, visit LLILAS Resources for UT Latin Americanist Faculty.
Resources for Students Working in Brazil
Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant
The Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida Field Research Grant is a graduate summer research endowment established in memory of Anna Luiza de Ozorio de Almeida by family members and scholars whose research focus on Brazil. For more information, visit Field Reseach Opportunities.
For other student resources, visit Funding Opportunities.