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 2020/21 award cycle are open as of November 4, 2020, and will close on January 25, 2021, with awards made in April 2021. Please review the Request for Proposals to determine eligibility and understand the funding priorities. A direct link to the application in the Harvard University Funding Portal is here.  

To date there have been five funding cycles with a total of 33 awards made to research teams across the university. You can read about our 2020 awardees here in the Harvard Gazette! A new brochure highlighting results of four funded projects and listing all five years of awardees can be found here.  

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