IBRAF Fellowship Program 2020

The IBRAF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM ON SOUTH-SOUTH AND TRIANGULAR COOPERATION (IFP) aims to overcomes the gap between studying and engaging in international cooperation, taking scholars and professionals to hands-on experiences in Brazil in order to explore, understand and disclose good practices and projects in socioeconomic development.

The IFP will offer Professors, PhD candidates, Masters students, specialists, undergraduates and professionals an opportunity to have a concrete experience in an international and non-governmental organization that is actively engaged in international cooperation. With the exchange of know-how between the fellows and IBRAF – as well as its partner institutions – the program aims at empowering the next generation of decision-makers in Brazil and Africa.

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The program seeks to develop the participants’ capacities in terms of critical thinking, problem-solving and crisis management. Visiting Fellows will produce some specific deliverables during their stay, in the form of briefing notes (to map best practices) research papers, situation analysis, op-eds (to create academic products) and seminars (to display sustainable solutions).


Visiting fellows will have the opportunity to tackle one of the multiple themes in the interest of both Brazil and the African continent. The research proposals must fit into one of the following key areas:

  • Trade and Investments across the South Atlantic;
  • Technical Cooperation and Capacity-Building;
  • Economic and Sustainable Development
  • Demography, Urbanization, Housing and Public Health;
  • Agriculture, Agri-business and Rural Development.


  • Participation in a world-class program that is the first of its kind.
  • Promotion of life-long learning and supporting of local fellow chapters.
  • Serve as a private expert and consultant in future studies that require a theoretical and practical understanding of South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
  • Join a network of like-minded professionals who strive to implement South-South and Triangular Cooperation solutions


  • Candidates must either be enrolled in an Undergraduate program, have a Bachelor’s Degree or hold an advanced degree (PhD, MPhil., MSc., MA or equivalents) in a relevant field
  • Candidates from all nationalities are eligible
  • Candidates must be proficient in English
  • Candidates must be 18-45 years of age
  • Female professionals and researchers are encouraged to apply to meet gender parity in the program
  • Disabled Individuals are encouraged to apply
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

For the application process, candidates must send the following documents:

    • Official Application Form available on the Apply Now link
    • Curriculum Vitae in English
    • Cover Letter in English (max. 1 page)
    • Personal Writing Sample of a relevant theme in English (max.3 pages)
    • Research Proposal indicating the key-area of preference for the activities, draft title, background, justification and expected outcomes (max. 3 pages)
    • Passport pages with personal information and photo

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Application Deadline: October 12, 2020

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