Lemann Brazil Research Fund

The Lemann Brazil Research Fund is made possible by a generous gift from the Lemann Foundation and is administered by the Office of the Provost. It supports Brazil-related research in all areas related to education, as well as research in any other disciplinary area undertaken in collaboration with a Brazilian colleague. Harvard faculty with principal investigator rights at any Harvard school are eligible to apply for an award (please review the RFP via the link below for specifics on eligibility). 

Applications for the 2019/20 award cycle are being accepted as of November 1, 2019, with a submission deadline of January 27, 2020. Prospective applicants should carefully review the Request for Proposals to determine eligibility and understand the funding priorities, and then may apply via the Harvard University Funding Portal

To date there have been four funding cycles with a total of 27 awards made to research teams across the university. You can read about our 2019 awardees here in the Harvard Gazette! A brochure highlighting results of three funded projects and listing all four years of awardees can be found here. Also, click here for a brochure describing 2016 and 2017 awarded projects, and here for descriptions of 2018 awarded projects. 

Please email vpr_grants@harvard.edu with questions.  

Please note that this fund is only open to Harvard faculty members. For information regarding Lemann Fellowships, please visit the Harvard University Committee on General Scholarships Lemann Fellowships page. For more about other opportunities related to Harvard and Brazil, please visit the website for Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Brazil page.

Lemann Brazil Research Fund awardees with Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marc Lemann, and Lemann Foundation leadership and staff