Activities and Resources
Call for Proposals—UT-Fulbright Chair in Environmental Sciences and Policy
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Fulbright Commission of Brazil are pleased to announce the annual Fulbright Chair in Environmental Sciences and Policies Call for Proposals. This professorship recognizes faculty members and researchers who have established a record of teaching and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in themes related to Environmental Sciences and Policies around the globe.
Fulbright and The University of Texas at Austin will give ONE award to a Brazilian scholar to spend one academic semester lecturing and researching in the spring term (January–May 2016) or the fall term (September–December 2016), in accordance with the Institute’s calendar.
Applications must include a proposal for a workshop and a 3-hour-per-week course for graduate or advanced undergraduate students.
Candidates may focus on fields of study such as: Green Energy; Environmental Law/Policy; Sustainable Cities; Environmental Activism; or Community Environmental Rights.
The deadline is June 10, 2015, at 5:00 PM (BRT).
2015 UT-FAPESP Collaborative Research Awards
The LLILAS Brazil Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is pleased to announce that UT professors Joseph E. Potter, Population Research Center; Patience Epps, Department of Linguistics; and Kenneth Robert Young, Department of Geography and the Environment, have received FAPESP awards to perform collaborative research in São Paulo, Brazil.
The UT-FAPESP agreement aims to promote and strengthen collaboration between UT Brazilianist faculty and researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.
The announcement was released on the FAPESP website.
2015 UT-FAPEMIG Research Mobility Awards
The LLILAS Brazil Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is pleased to announce that UT professors Chandrasekhar R. Bhat, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Sheldon Landsberger, Mechanical Engineering; and Letícia Junqueira Marteleto, Sociology, have received FAPEMIG awards to perform research in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The announcement was released on the FAPEMIG website. The costs will be divided between the UT (travel expenses and health insurance) and FAPEMIG. The agreement with The University of Texas (signed in 2013) received generous support from the UT Vice President for Research and aims to support collaboration between scholars of the two institutions to improve and encourage new ideas and studies.
Professor Claudia Cardoso-Martins from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) spent the fall 2014 semester at UT, teaching a course in the Department of Psychology.
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).
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.
The Brazil Center organizes a broad range of scholarly events. Recent activities include talks on the social and economic consequences of the demographic transition, as well as the impact of an aging population on household composition in Brazil; modern architecture in Latin America; Brazilian media in times of crisis and protest; the anniversary of the dictatorship; Brazilian environmental policy; and race and violence.
Save the Date:
Brazil, Twenty Years of Change (1995–2015)
On November 5 and 6, 2015, the LLILAS Brazil Center will host a colloquium in celebration of its 20th anniversary.
Thursday, November 5
Brazil: Two Decades of Change – Four panels focus on Education, Cultural Agency, Inequality, and the Environment. Reception to follow.
Friday, November 6
Twenty Years of Brazilian Studies in the U.S. – Roundtable with directors of Brazilian studies programs and former LLILAS Brazil Center chairs.
Events are free and open to the public.
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 Carla Silva-Muhammad.
For other faculty resources, visit LLILAS Resources for UT Latin Americanist Faculty.
Resources for Students Working on 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.
Study Abroad in Brazil
For more information about study abroad opportunities in Brazil, visit Faculty-Led Summer Abroad Program.