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Trinity's Global Relations Office Announces New PhD Funding Opportunity for Brazilian Students

Posted on 07 December 2015

Luana Martins, a former Science Without Borders student at Trinity.

Trinity's Global Relations Office is delighted to announce a new funding opportunity through CNPq, which is available to Brazilian students interested in undertaking a PhD.  CNPq, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - "National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development" is funding a call for Brazilian students who want to complete a doctorate in a foreign university.  The deadline for application is January 29th 2016. 

The Global Relations Office is happy to support interested students with their application.   Should students have a good academic record and an interest in research, please contact our Regional Officer Antonio de Linares at who will be happy to assist with queries.  Please note that a Masters is not required to commence a PhD in Ireland.

1. It is necessary to find a Trinity academic supervisor, in order to secure CNPq funding.  It is suggested that the following the steps be undertaken in order to find a suitable supervisor:
Check the Trinity website to identify the area of research interest and the relevant Principal Investigator (PI). Some examples are below:

2. Students should then contact the relevant PI, including a CV and research topic.  It is necessary to show an understanding of the PI’s academic research, in order to secure their interest in acting as a supervisor.  When contacting a prospective supervisor, it is important to mention that the intention is to be fully funded by the Brazilian government.

For further information on this funding call, please see the links below:

Pictured above is Luana Martins, a former Science Without Borders student at Trinity.  Luana graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil and is currently undertaking a PhD in Chemistry at Trinity under the CNPq scholarship programme.