As part of our ongoing efforts to expose our students to cutting edge research and top-notch international scholars,
the Institute of International relations at the University of São Paulo has created two programs to welcome foreign
researchers seeking a temporary academic home.
1) Researchers Program:
Aimed at ABDs or recent PhDs seeking a research base from which to conduct dissertation research or to complete research
that will become either a book manuscript or a significant academic article.
Researchers at the beginning of their academic careers are welcomed for periods of anywhere from a few weeks to a full year.
While researchers are expected to fund their own travel, room and board expenses (ideally through a funding agency such as,
for example, the U.S. Fulbright program), the Institute will gladly provide research support, including a proper space in our venues,
computer and library access, and auditing privileges in our graduate courses. In return, researchers are requested to provide
a presentation of their research findings to our faculty and graduate students at the end of their time with us.
The Institute welcomes scholars from universities abroad, for periods ranging from a few days to a few months.
Candidates for the Scholars Program are particularly encouraged to apply in advance, as those who apply with sufficient lead-time
may be eligible for a stipend, the Institute will apply for at Brazilian Research Funding Institutions (FAPESP, CAPES and CNPq)
provided they are able to commit to spend at least one month with us. We will also gladly provide these scholars with a proper
space in our venues, and computer and library access. We ask that research scholars provide us with a presentation of their general
research at the end of their time with us; other opportunities for teaching and interacting with our students are also available,
but not required. While we are particularly interested in hosting researchers and scholars conducting research in international relations,
international economics, international law, history of international relations and comparative politics, we do not require a specific
commitment to the study of Brazil. We are most interested in receiving scholars of diverse methodological and research backgrounds,
who display a strong commitment to high-level international relations research.
We welcome inquiries on a rolling basis. Prospective candidates should send a short overview of their intended research project,
a letter explaining their interest in the USP, and a CV (in English or Portuguese) to firstname.lastname@example.org