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Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

Nominations for academic year 2024-25 are due on January 31, 2024


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 (CLAS) 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 Scholars and Fellows 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 Scholars and Fellows Program 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.

Applicants of the Nabuco Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program may propose to lecture, teach a one-unit course or co-teach a course with a Stanford faculty, while engaging in research at Stanford University during one month, 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.

Academic Year 2024-25

Nominations are due on January 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time)


  • Applicants for the Nabuco Visiting Scholar Program 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.
  • Application Form: All applicants must submit the online application form, which includes the following:
    • Statement of Purpose: A brief proposal (one to two pages) explaining in detail the reason of interest in becoming a Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Scholar at CLAS, including a proposed activity or one-unit course, and the line of research to follow while associated with the Stanford University. Proposals should state how the proposed research benefits from Stanford's unique resources such as libraries, faculty, and academic programs.
    • 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.
  • Sponsorship Form: a nomination endorsement by a Stanford University faculty member. Please download the form below. 
  • Letter of Recommendation: a nomination endorsement from the nominee's institution, preferably from a Dean or Chair.

All materials should be submitted in English. Please submit the forms by clicking on the links below:

  • Submit the application form here.
  • Submit the sponsorship form here
  • Submit the letter of recommendation here

For further information please contact CLAS at clas-visitors [at] (clas-visitors[at]stanford[dot]edu)


English Proficiency Form for J Scholars