Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Annoucements and Calls

Brazil Center Graduate Scholarship – Summer 2017

LLILAS is pleased to announce the VII Brazil Center Graduate Scholarship. Three awards of up to $500.00 will be made available to support students' summer research in Brazil. We invite all currently enrolled UT graduate students to apply by April 1, 2017. Additionally, applicants must be nominated by a LLILAS faculty member by April 1.


Applicants must send a proposal of 1,000 words detailing their research project in Brazil for the summer of 2017 and justifying how the proposed activities would advance their research project and/or prepare them for a career focused on Brazilian Studies. The application should include a budget and confirmation of supplementary funds from other UT units.

Only proposals that include proof of IRB approval as well as approval from the UT International Office for travel to restricted areas will be funded (students must show such proof before the release of funds).

For more information on these guidelines, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad at the Brazil Center.

UT-Fulbright Chair in Brazilian Studies

LLILAS and Fulbright Brazil are pleased to announce the recipient of the annual Fulbright Chair in Social-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies, João Pacheco de Oliveira Filho, PhD (UFRJ). Professor Oliveira Filho will spend the fall 2017 semester lecturing and researching at UT Austin.

The UT-Fulbright professorship recognizes faculty members and researchers who have established a record of teaching and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in themes related to Social-Cultural Tensions and Public Policies.

For more information, visit Fulbright Brazil or contact LLILAS Brazil Center Coordinator Carla Silva-Muhammad.

Call for Proposals: Faculty Events – Spring 2017

The Brazil Center invites faculty requests for funding assistance with spring 2017 academic programming related to studies of contemporary Brazil. Priority will be given to discussions pertaining to Emerging Contexts. Small funding contributions of $500 are available for a limited number of events. We welcome proposals across all disciplines, and for events in all formats, including but not limited to colloquia, roundtables, workshops, lectures, and collaborations with visiting scholars. Priority will be given to proposals made by Brazilianist faculty in partnership with graduate students. Because funding is limited, we welcome requests for amounts to supplement academic events that already have (or are in the process of securing) funding from other sources.

The deadline is Friday, November 11, 2016.

Please submit your proposal to Carla Silva-Muhammad in a PDF format with a brief description of the event or project, its relevance to your research and/or research in the field, and budget (1–2 pages, double-spaced). The Brazil Center Faculty Committee will review all requests, and applicants will be informed of decisions by the end of November 2016.

For questions, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad, Brazil Center Coordinator.

2016 UT-FAPESP Collaborative Research Awards

The LLILAS Brazil Center at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is pleased to announce that UT professors Christen Smith, Departments of African & African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology, and Mark Raizen, Department of Physics, have received FAPESP awards to perform collaborative research in São Paulo, Brazil. View the annoucement on the FAPESP website.

The UT-FAPESP agreement aims to promote and strengthen collaboration between UT Brazilianist faculty and researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

For more information about the program, visit UT-FAPESP or contact LLILAS Brazil Center Coodinator Carla Silva-Muhammad.

UT-FAPEMIG Research Mobility 2016 Award Recipients

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the mobility awards for FAPEMIG–UT Austin. The agreement between FAPEMIG (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais) and UT Austin promotes and supports the mobility between researchers from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and UT faculty.

The following professors will receive funding to visit UT Austin and to conduct research for a one-month period during the spring 2017 semester:  Allison Barbieri (UFMG), Raquel Diniz Oliveira (CEFET MG), and Leonardo Parentoni (UFMG).

The annoucement can also be found, in Portuguese, on the FAPEMIG website at Universidade do Texas divulga resultado de mobilidade.

For more information on the agreement, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad, LLILAS Brazil Center coordinator.

VI Summer Scholarship for Graduate Students

The LLILAS Brazil Center at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that graduate students Devin Oliver (LLILAS), Carla Ramos (African and African Diaspora Studies), and Giovana Sanchez (LLILAS) have each received Brazil Center scholarship awards to support their respective summer 2016 research projects in Brazil. 
For more information, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad.

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