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Every year, the Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science focus on a different country or region. The 2021 awards recognize researchers in Brazil. Carlos Menck, a molecular biologist at the University of São Paulo, won the award for lifetime achievement. Alessandra Filardy, an immunologist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Waldiceu Verri, a pharmacologist at the State University of Londrina, shared the award for mid-career achievement in mentoring.