Students – Financial Aid

Updated on February 5th 2024.

As decided by the PPGHIS Board, the Program must:

I – Support the participation of PPGHIS students, with the exception of doctoral students with a CNPq Scholarship who receive a Material Support fellowship, in academic events outside the State of Rio de Janeiro – national and international events, for which they must present a letter of acceptance, advisor’s support letter and the complete work, as long as there are resources at PPGHIS for this purpose. Once the aid has been received, it is mandatory to present proof of participation in the event.

II – Support PPGHIS students to carry out research in archives outside the State of Rio de Janeiro, as long as the relevance of the collection and research for the completion of the Master’s Dissertation or Doctoral Thesis is proven, and as long as it is not the student’s place of origin.

III – Each student may receive only one aid, in any form, once a year.

Guidelines for granting aid to matriculated students.

A – Activities eligible for support from the Program
  • Congresses and academic events outside the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Research trip outside the State of Rio de Janeiro
  • Other purposes may be considered, provided they are duly justified.

Note: expenses for activities must occur/have occurred between April 15, 2023 and April 14, 2024.

B – Documents required for application

Applicants should be aware that even if incomplete applications are approved by the Finance Committee, funding will only be granted when the documentation is complete.

B.1 – Participation in event:

  • request for assistance with justification,
  • letter from the advisor attesting to the importance of the student’s participation in that event,
  • summary of the text or presentation,
  • letter of acceptance from the event organizers OR certificate of participation. If the acceptance letter is not available at the time of submitting the application, the candidate must make this explicit and explain the reason.
B.2 – Field research trip:
  • request for assistance with justification,
  • letter from the advisor attesting the relevance of the research and collection to ongoing research,
  • work plan (with estimated dates for carrying out the research),
  • proof of expenses (if the research trip has already been carried out) OR expense budget.
C – Who is eligible for aid
  • Students with or without fellowships may apply, with priority being given to the latter. Students who receive a CNPq material support grant may not apply. Students who received aid in the call made on August 3, 2023 (that is, in the call immediately prior to this) will not be considered for this call.
  • Support will be given preferentially to students who pass the Qualification Exam. Exceptions must be justified in the advisor’s letter.
  • Each master’s or doctoral student may receive this aid/support once per calendar year, as long as there are resources at PPGHIS for this purpose.
D – Activities Report
  • If the request is for an event that has yet to take place, after its completion, students benefiting from the aid must present a report of the activity, with proof (certificate of participation, expense receipts, ticket stubs).
  • Students who do not submit the relevant report become ineligible for future assistance from the Program.
E – Submission of the student aid request
  • Requests must be sent to the coordination, by email at, with the documentation indicated above attached.
  • The evaluation/classification of requests will be carried out by the Finance Committee, without the possibility of appeal.
  • The total for student aid in the February 2024 call is R$500.00, depending on the availibility of resources, for a total of up to 8 (eight) grants.
  • Applications must necessarily be submitted by March 10, 2024.
  • The Finance Committee will evaluate the applications and announce its decision on this website by March 30, 2024.
  • The distribution of aid will be carried out by the Coordination, upon presentation of complete documentation, as explained above, and signature of an appropriate receipt.

General Provisions:

  • The Finance Committee, together with the coordination, will evaluate cases not covered by these rules.
  • Students must acknowledge the support received by the Program in the appropriate spaces.
  • The granting of any support indicated above will always be subject to the availability of PPGHIS resources.
  • The amount for this aid is decided by the Finance Committee and the coordination for each call and may be different for master’s and doctoral students.

Research Project guidelines

Research projects for the Master’s program are limited to 10 pages, plus bibliography.

Research projects for the Ph.D. program are limited to 15 pages, plus 1 page for abstract and plus bibliography.

Recomendação prévia

On the front page, include the institutional data (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Instituto de História; Programa de Pós-graduação em História Social), the title of your project, the line of research, the level of the program for which you are applying (Ph.D. or Master’s ), and the current year.

The research project must be completely anonymous. The author’s name should appear only in the filename (ex.: JOANA_SILVA_Projeto.pdf).

All items below are mandatory. If any of these items are lacking, or out of order, the project may be disqualified without further analysis.




Delimitation of the research object

Historiographic debate


Quadro teórico


Metodologia e fontes

Referências bibliográficas

As referências bibliográficas devem ser apresentadas segundo as normas da ABNT (Associação Brasileira de Normas Técnicas).

Technical Chamber of Research Ethics

PR2 – Dean of Graduate Studies and Research

The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is motivated to promote discussions at UFRJ on the issue of ethics in research, a theme of paramount importance that involves topics such as integrity in research, participation of humans or animals in research, genetic heritage, among other issues.

PR2 is creating the Technical Chamber of Ethics in Research (CTEP), a council that will advise the Dean and the Graduate Programs on this issue. However, this is a theme that demands all of us, each one of us, to be confronted and discussed at our University.

The Technical Chamber of Ethics in Research continues UFRJ’s commitment to ethical research with humans, since 1996, when it instituted the Ethics Committees. Since then, any and all research, in any area of ​​knowledge, directly or indirectly involving human subjects, has to be evaluated by a Research Ethics Committee (REC) before it begins. RECs are independent collegiate bodies which purpose is to ensure that research participants are adequately protected. The Ethics Committees fulfill the mission of ensuring the protection of research subjects on behalf of society and independently by ethically qualifying projects. Thus, they become co-responsible for the ethical aspect, together with: the researcher (whose responsibility is non-delegable and non-transferable), the institution, and the sponsor, to ensure respect for the rights of the research subjects.

See more at  slides_etica_em_pesquisa pdf