With the generous sponsorship of the Safra National Bank of New York and the support of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, DC, the Center for Latin American Studies has been able to bring a series of both junior and senior Brazilian scholars to campus for short terms to lecture and do research at Stanford. Nabuco Chairs are selected through a competitive process on the basis of academic qualifications, the quality of research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center's mission and objectives. 

Nabuco Chair appointments include financial assistance of up to $3000 of housing allowance and round-trip economy class airfare. Nabuco scholars need to prove support (from personal funds, government aid, and/or university employment) of at least $2500 per month of stay. 

Inquiries and applications are considered throughout the year, and final decisions may take up to 8 weeks from the time the complete application is submitted. Nabuco Chairs typically stay for 3 months and may start anytime during the academic year. Office facilities at CLAS are only available as space allows.



  • Applicants for Nabuco Chair status must hold a doctorate AND a current academic appointment at a university or research institution
  • Academic Program: A one-page proposal explaining in detail the reason of interest in becoming a Nabuco Chair at CLAS, and the line of research to follow while associated with the University. Proposals should state how the proposed research benefits from Stanford's unique resources such as libraries, faculty, and academic programs
  • Letter of Sponsoring Faculty: Letter  from a Stanford University faculty member endorsing the application
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of English proficiency (see attached below) -  This requirement is satisfied by 1) a recognized English test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS); 2) a signed document or letter from an academic institution or English school attesting to language proficiency; 3) a documented interview conducted by the nominating faculty, by videoconferencing or by telephone.

All materials should be submitted in English. Complete applications must be sent electronically to latinamerica@stanford.edu.

For further information please contact CLAS Associate Director, Elizabeth Sáenz-Ackermann.

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