Activities and Resources
UT-Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies Call for Proposals
LLILAS and Fulbright Brazil are pleased to launch the annual Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies 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 Social-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies.
Fulbright and UT Austin will give ONE award to a Brazilian scholar to spend one academic semester lecturing and researching during either fall 2016 (August–December) or spring 2017 (January–May), in accordance with the institute’s calendar.
Applications must include a proposal for one workshop and a three-hour-per-week course for graduate or advanced undergraduate students.
The deadline is April 29, 2016. Applications must be submitted via the Fulbright online application system by 5:00 PM (BRT).
For more information, visit Fulbright Brazil or contact Carla Silva-Muhammad.
Brazil Center 2016 Summer Scholarship for Graduate Students
LLILAS is pleased to announce the IV Brazil Center Graduate Scholarship. Two awards of up to $500 will be made available to support students' summer research in Brazil. We invite all currently enrolled UT graduate students to apply by Friday, April 8, 2016.
Applicants must send a proposal of 1,000 words detailing their research project in Brazil for the summer of 2016 and justifying how the proposed activities would advance their research project and/or prepare them for a career focused on Brazilian studies. The application should include a budget and confirmation of supplementary funds from other UT units.
Only proposals that include proof of IRB approval as well as approval from the UT International Office for travel to restricted areas will be funded. Approval letters must be provided to the Brazil Center before funding will be released.
Applicants must be nominated by a LLILAS faculty member by April 8, 2016.
For more information on these guidelines, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad at the Brazil Center.
2016 FAPESP-UT Call for Proposals
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and The University of Texas at Austin currently invite applications for joint research projects. The aim is to promote and strengthen collaboration between researchers affiliated with UT Austin and researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the state of São Paulo in all fields of knowledge.
UT Austin is prepared to fund projects up to USD 30,000 per project/per year. FAPESP is prepared to match UT funds — the equivalent amount of up to USD 30,000 — per project/per year. As a general rule, funding is available for two years with balanced contributions from each institution.
Deadline: Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on February 12, 2016.
UT-FAPEMIG Research Mobility Call for Proposals — Fall 2016
The State Funding Agency of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG) and The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) are pleased to invite applications for the UT-FAPEMIG Research Mobility Call for Proposals. This call aims to support mobility to UT Austin for teaching and research activities in all areas of knowledge. Applicants should be faculty members at a university or research institution located in the state of Minas Gerais.
The UT-FAPEMIG funds proposals ranging between 1 (one) and 3 (three) months, during the second semester of 2016 (August-December).
Research incentive funds up to $20,000 will supplement other Brazilian 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.
Deadline: Application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on February 18, 2016.
Interested faculty should submit to Carla Silva-Muhammad, Brazil Center Coordinator, a research statement, course plan, and curriculum vitae before the deadline.
The Call for Proposals can also be found on the FAPEMIG website.
Brazil Center Call for Proposals — Spring 2016
The Brazil Center invites requests for funding assistance with academic programming or research activities in the spring of 2016 related to studies of contemporary Brazil.
Priority given but not limited to proposals about “Mega Events and Inequality.” Priority will also be given to proposals made by Brazilianist faculty in partnership with graduate students.
Small funding contributions of up to $750 are available for a limited number of events. We welcome proposals across all disciplines, and for events in all formats, including but not limited to colloquia, roundtables, workshops, lectures, and collaborations with visiting scholars. Because funding is limited, we welcome requests for amounts to supplement academic events that already have (or are in the process of securing) funding from other sources.
New extended deadline: December 4, 2015.
Please submit your proposal in the form of a brief description of the event or project; its relevance to your research and/or research in the field; and budget (1–2 pages, double-spaced). The Brazil Center’s Faculty Committee will review all requests, and applicants will be informed of decisions by the end of November 2015.
Open to all UT Brazilianist faculty and graduate students.
Please e-mail your proposal to Carla Silva-Muhammad.
2015 FAPESP-UT 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.
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.
For a complete listing of past and upcoming LLILAS events, visit our Events Calendar.
UT-FAPESP Project Workshop — Social Inequality and Inclusion in Contemporary Brazil
October 13–14, 2015
Benson Latin American Collection, SRH 1.208
The UT-FAPESP agreement aims to promote and strengthen collaboration between Brazilianist faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. This workshop is the result of collaboration between co-principal investigators Letícia Marteleto (Sociology and the Population Research Center, UT Austin) and Nadya Araujo Guimarães (USP/DS and CEM/Cebrap).
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.
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.