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Lemann Fellowships

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund (SIPA)

Created in 2009, this gift from Jorge Paulo Lemann provides fellowships and grants for Brazilian students to study at School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and for SIPA students to study in Brazil.  For more information please click here.


The Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowship

Created in 2013,  the Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowship provides financial aid to students in several of Columbia Master´s programs, including the Mailman School of Public Health, the Graduate School of Journalism, the School of Social Work, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning (GSAPP).  The Lemann Foundation Interschool Fellowship program provides financial assistance to Master’s students with a commitment to social change in Brazil and addressing crucial development challenges such as public health, public policy, and education, among others. The program aims to support the education of students committed to building a stronger, more effective public sector, strengthening corporate social responsibility, and contributing in other innovative ways to cultivate positive social change and economic development in Brazil. The Fellowships are made possible the generosity of Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Fundação Lemann (Lemann Foundation).  For detailed information about the Fellowship program and the application process please vist our main Lemann Interschool Fellowship Program.


Fundação Lemann and Fundacao Estudar

Students from Brazil interested in graduate and undergraduate study in the various schools and departments of Columbia University are well advised to consult with the Fundação Lemann and the Fundação Estudar regarding fellowship opportunities which are available. (http://www.fundacaolemann.org.br/)


Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) Fellowships and Grants

The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University is privileged to receive funding from The Leitner Family Foundation, The Tannenbaum Fund, and the US Department of Education to provide grants and fellowships to Columbia University undergraduate and graduate students.   The most important source of academic year funding has been the Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowships (FLAS) which are provided to the Institute from the US Department of Education.  Applicants for admission to graduate studies at Columbia with an emphasis on Latin America are encouraged to consider applying for these prestigious awards.

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) for Summer 2012 and Academic Year 2012-2013 
  • Pre-Dissertation Field Research Travel Grant for Summer 2013
  • Graduate Internship Grant for Summer 2013
  • Undergraduate Internship Grant for Summer 2013

The applications and guidelines for the fellowships and grants are here. If you have any questions regarding these fellowship and travel grant programs, please contact Eliza Kwon-Ahn, Student Affairs Coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Ciências sem Fronteiras Scholarships

Brazil’s Ciências sem Fronteiras scholarship program, or Scientific Mobility program aims to further strengthen Brazilian research and promote international research and collaboration and exchange. The ambitious program provides scholarships and fellowship opportunities for study and research outside Brazil in STEM areas—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—through bilateral higher education agreements with leading international institutions such as Columbia University.  Student funding opportunities for Brazilians include support for undergraduate study abroad, visiting doctoral studies, and full PhD degrees.  Please visit our main page on the Scientific Mobility Program for more information.