The Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the University of Sao Paulo
(GPSA-USP) makes no commitment to grant scholarships to all students
admitted to its Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree programs. Scholarship
policies are determined by public funding agencies (CAPES, CNPq, and
FAPESP) according to the resources available. GPSA-USP is only responsible
for distributing the scholarships according to the ranking of applicants by the
Examining Committee during the admissions process.
The Program maintains an internal aid policy and offers students grants for field
research (through specific programs announced twice a year); participation in
academic events in Brazil and abroad (events abroad are restricted to PhD
candidates), and translation of academic papers. Requests must be submitted
through the application forms available at the GPSA website in accordance with
the applicable specifications.
PEC/PG Scholarships for Applicants from Developing Countries
Applicants residing abroad may apply for PEC-PG, CAPES or CNPq
scholarship programs. For more information, please visit the following websites:
Once fulfilling all the program's requirements, the applicant shall submit a
research proposal to be assessed by the GPSA faculty member chosen by the
candidate as his/her research advisor. Upon approval of the proposal by the
advisor, a letter of acceptance shall be issued by the GPSA. In case the
scholarship is granted, the student has to report in Brazil to the University of
Sao Paulo Graduate Studies Office and the GPSA Administrative Office for
accreditation and Portuguese proficiency exams, in accordance with the
Program's and the University’s standards.