Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15
Joatinga e São Conrado Districts. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo: Rubem Porto Jr.; cropped.) Creative Commons License CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

June 13, 2014, UCLA International Institute — The UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies today announced the award of 11 Lemann Fellows for the 2014–15 academic year.

These impressive students, all of whom are pursuing higher degrees at UCLA, come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines. A cohort of the young Brazilian generation, they will no doubt become future leaders in their fields when they return to Brazil.


Arrows indicate home cities of the Center's new Lehman Fellows.

Created in 2011, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund is intended to strengthen educational exchange between UCLA and Brazil. Specifically, the Fund assists UCLA departments and programs in recruiting top Brazilian students who both show promise in academic excellence and are in need of financial assistance. 


Brazilian students seeking graduate degrees at UCLA are eligible to apply for partial financial support (up to US$ 15,000) from the Fund, with successful candidates selected by the Lemann Fellowship Committee. Fellowships are granted for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

The Center for Brazilian Studies extends all its warmest congratulations to the Lemann Fellows of 2014–2015:

Ana Luisa Araujo (picture forthcoming), who hails from Rio de Janeiro, is pursuing a PhD in economics and expects to graduate in 2015.


Debbie Martins, also from Rio de Janeiro, is working toward becoming an MD by 2016.






Fabricio Fialho, who comes from Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), is working on a PhD in political science, with an expected completion date in 2016.






Also pursuing a PhD in political science is Josue Nobrega, who comes from Sao Paulo. He is hoping to finish his degree in 2015.




Lucio Oliveira (picture forthcoming) of Salvador (Bahia) is also working on the PhD in political science, which he expects to complete in 2015–16.

Luis Felipe Murillo (picture forthcoming), who hails from Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul),
is working to complete a PhD in anthropology by 2015.



Marcos Carvalho of Belo Horizonte (Mina Gerais) is expecting to complete an MPP (master's in public policy) by 2015.






Marcus Studart
(picture forthcoming) of Rio de Janeiro is expecting to complete a PhD in economics by 2015.






Natalia Oliveira Wooley, from Cuiaba’ (Mato Grosso), is expected to complete an MS in public health by 2015.






Tiago Caruso, also from Rio de Janeiro, is working toward completing a PhD in economics by 2015.







And Veriene Melo, from Sao Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, is on track to complete a PhD in education by 2017.




Click here for an article on the founding of the Fund.


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