Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship

Deadline: 15 December 2014
Open to: international post-doctoral students
Fellowship: BR $5,000 (US $2,015) per month


The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar 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. The Fellowship Programme 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 in Rio de Janeiro.


The 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 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.

The fellowship will be awarded preferably to a candidate who has not yet had the opportunity to conduct nuclear history research in Brazilian archives.


This fellowship opportunity is available for three  months in the 2015 calendar year (candidates may indicate their preferred months). It includes a monthly stipend of BR $5,000 (US $2015), an economy return ticket to and from Rio de Janeiro, and full access to Fundação Getulio Vargas facilities in Rio de Janeiro.


The deadline for applications is 15 December 2014.

Interested candidates 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.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries by email to:

For more information please visit the official webpage

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