Apply for the Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship – Rio De Janeiro

Apply for the Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship – Rio De Janeiro

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) calls on scholars studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazil relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and with other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the NPT regime for a three months fellowship.

The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York will provide  unique opportunity to conduct archival and oral history research on Brazil’s nuclear history using Brazilian archives. The fellow will be hosted by NPIHP’s partners at Fundação Getulio Vargas’ School of Social Sciences/CPDOC, in Rio de Janeiro. This fellowship opportunity is available for three  months in the 2015 calendar year (candidates may indicate their preferred months).


  • A monthly stipend of BR $5,000.
  • An economy return ticket to and from Rio de Janeiro.
  • Full access to Fundação Getulio Vargas facilities in Rio de Janeiro.


  • Ideal candidate will be an advanced Ph.D. candidate, post-doctoral researcher, or early career academic with an interest in Brazil’s nuclear program from a scholarly perspective.
  • The fellowship will be awarded preferably to a candidate who has not yet had the opportunity to conduct nuclear history research in Brazilian archives.
  • The fellowship will be awarded to an individual with substantial academic and professional accomplishments, a compelling research question, and the ability to connect research conducted during their proposed fellowship to their own ongoing body of academic research.

NOTE: Candidates that are not Brazilian citizens or permanent residents should consider that to take up the fellowship they must provide evidence that they can be legally in Brazil for the entire duration of their intended stay. US and Canadian citizens are advised that these countries DO NOT have visa-free agreements with Brazil and they should apply for entry permits through a Brazilian consulate. Applicants should consult a Brazilian consulate for further information on this matter.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  • CV
  • The names of two referees
  • A proposal (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the project, the work they propose to conduct whilst in Brazil, and the envisaged outcomes.
  • Submit application materials by email to:

For more information, visit Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship.