BRASA - Brazilian Studies Association: Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS)
The Brazil Initiation Scholarship (BIS) is a key component of BRASA’s agenda to expand Brazilian Studies in the United States. It targets aspiring Brazilianists with relatively little or no experience in Brazil. It seeks to heighten the student’s interest in Brazil, and deepen his/her commitment to Brazilian studies in the United States.
BRASA is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences. BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular.
Priority for applicants who are outstanding college seniors, recent college graduates applying to graduate programs in Brazilian studies or in Latin American studies with the intent of focusing on Brazil, or new graduate students already focusing on Brazil.
Preference for those with little or no in-country experience in Brazil.
Intermediate level of competence in the Portuguese language sufficient to carry out the proposed research.