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Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Professor

Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Professor

Call for Applications

With the generous sponsorship of the Safra National Bank of New York and the support of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC, Stanford’s Center for Latin American Studies has been able to bring a series of both junior and senior Brazilian scholars to campus for short terms to lecture, teach, and do research at Stanford. Nabuco Visiting Professors are selected through a competitive process on the basis of academic qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission and objectives. 

The Nabuco Visiting Professorship is intended primarily for individuals currently teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution in Brazil, but independent scholars may apply. Members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Nabuco Visiting Professor applicants may propose to lecture, teach a one-unit course or co-teach a course with a Stanford faculty, and engage in research at Stanford University during one to four weeks, enriching the school´s teaching and research on Brazil, while benefiting from collaborative opportunities and resources at Stanford University. Appointees receive a round trip economy class airfare, housing subsidy, and a modest stipend.

Office facilities at CLAS are only available as space allows.

2019-2020 Academic Year

Complete Nomination Due: July 15, 2019


  • Applicants for the Nabuco Visiting Professorship must hold a doctorate AND a current academic appointment at a university or research institution.  Independent scholars and practitioners may request to have this requirement waived based on their professional trajectory.
  • Academic Program: A brief proposal (one to two pages) explaining in detail the reason of interest in becoming a Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Professor at CLAS, a proposed activity or one-unit course, and the line of research to follow while associated with the University. Proposals should state how the proposed research benefits from Stanford's unique resources such as libraries, faculty, and academic programs
  • Letter of Sponsoring Faculty and Department Chair: Letter of endorsement signed by a Stanford University faculty member and their Department Chair.  Letter could be co-signed or two separated letters might be submitted.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from the Nominee's Institution
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English proficiency (see attachment below) - This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone; 4) Graduate studies in English speaking universities.

All materials should be submitted in English. Complete applications must be sent electronically to

For further information please contact CLAS Associate Director, Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann.