The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Lemann Institute has different fellowship opportunities for students to do research about Brazil.

Lemann Graduate Fellowship

Created by a gift from Jorge Paulo Leman, the Lemann Graduate Fellowship supports the work of graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducting research on Brazil. The Lemann Fellowship provides support for one semester, one academic year, or one semester and a period of summer research in Brazil. Lemann Graduate Fellows will have tuition waivers from LAS units and other participating colleges and schools on campus. More information on applying for a Lemann Graduate Fellowship, including application guidelines and eligibility requirements are available here.

Werner Baer Fellowship

Created in memory of Werner Baer, renown economist of Brazilian development who taught at the University of Illinois, thanks to gifts from the family of Professor Baer's sister, Marianne Kilby, and from Jorge Paulo Lemann, the Werner Baer Fellowship supports social scientific doctoral work on Brazil. The Werner Baer Fellowship provides support for incoming Brazilian doctoral students whose studies engage Brazil in the social sciences, and for doctoral students of any nationality and from any academic department conducting social scientific dissertation research on Brazil. More information on nominations and applications for the Werner Baer Fellowship, including guidelines and eligibility requirements are available here.