Activities and Resources
Call for Proposals—UT-FAPEMIG: Research Mobility
The LLILAS Brazil Center and FAPEMIG (Minas Gerais State Agency for Research) are pleased to invite applications for the UT/FAPEMIG Research Mobility Call for Proposals. This funding opportunity provides up to 10,000 USD to support teaching and research activity of a UT faculty member (1 to 3 months' duration) in collaboration with a colleague at any higher education institution located in the state of Minas Gerais in all areas of knowledge.
The deadline is February 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM (BRT). A single, joint application must be developed by the UT faculty member and his/her colleague at Minas Gerais using the application form available at Everest. This application must be written and submitted in Portuguese.
For more information, visit FAPEMIG or contact Carla Silva-Muhammad.
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.
Prof. Jason Borge and director Gabriel Mascaro (photo by Carla Silva-Muhammad)
The Brazil Center organizes a broad range of scholarly events. Activities include 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.
Fall 2014: "Domestic Workers in Brazil"
The Brazil Center and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosted a free screening of Brazilian director Gabriel Mascaro's award-winning documentary Doméstica/Housemaids on Nov. 11 as part of the 2014 Latin American Filmmakers Series. Other activities and lectures included the LLILAS Benson 2014 Faculty Book Series featuring Professor Sonia Roncador’s (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese) Domestic Servants in Literature and Testimony in Brazil, 1889-1999.
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 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.