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Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

Nabuco Brazilian Studies Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program

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 (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.

2021-2022 Academic Year

Complete Nomination Due: January 31, 2021


  • 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.
  • 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, incluing 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.
  • Letter of Sponsorship:  nomination endorsement by a Stanford University faculty member. This is an optional document to strenghten  (optional).
  • Letter of Recommendation: nomination endorsement from the nominee's institution, preferably from a Dean or Chair.
  • 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 latinamerica@stanford.eduOnline application forms  will be made available in September 2020

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