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ABEI/HADDAD Fellowship 2022-2023

Registration period: 1 February to 1 April 2022

M.Phil at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

The Haddad Foundation and the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI) will award one scholarship for a Brazilian student to pursue one of the above postgraduate courses. Applicants will be assessed according to their academic merit, their potential to contribute to the scholarship programme, and proof that they have an offer from Trinity.

The Award

The Fellowship covers one year’s worth of international tuition fee (2022–2023) plus €15,000 to be paid as a monthly stipend. The winner should be aware that the stipend will be paid from October 2022 to September 2023, after the forms are correctly filled out.

The Selection Process

Applications will be pre-selected by a board designated by the Haddad Fellowship and the ABEI and candidates will be then interviewed. On 15 June, Trinity will be consulted in relation to the admission status of the candidates. Suitable candidates for the scholarship who do not have an offer of admission from Trinity by then will not be considered. Trinity decision-making process varies across schools, and it may take some time until you receive an update. Announcement of winners is scheduled for 20 June 2022. This date may change since it also depends greatly on the Trinity College Dublin decision-making process.

Acknowledgement and Obligations

  • All academic work (written or oral presentations) produced as a result of this scholarship at Trinity should acknowledge the ABEI/Haddad Fellowship.
  • The aim of the ABEI/Haddad Fellowship is to develop studies, research, and activities related to the chosen areas of specialization in Brazil. Full engagement of the selected candidate is expected at the end of the programme for that matter.
  • The selected candidate is expected to return to Brazil after course completion.
  • The selected candidate should present a report after the first six months of study, and the results of the final dissertation upon their return to Brazil.
  • Once graduated, the researcher is expected to take part in events promoted by the ABEI and collaborate as an active member of the association.

Eligibility and Enrolment Requirements

  • At the time of registration, the student must have completed their undergraduate degree.
  • PhD students or holders of a PhD degree are not eligible for this scholarship programme.
  • Candidates who are regularly enrolled in a postgraduate course or possessing a postgradu-ate degree (except PhD) are eligible for this scholarship programme.
  • As of this year, Brazilian nationals who hold dual European citizenship are not eligible for this scholarship programme, thus encouraging graduates to return to Brazil after course completion.
  • Candidates must be residing in Brazil at the time of registration, ensuring a Non-EU fee status.
  • Candidates must demonstrate an overall grade of at least 7.1 for undergraduates, or an A or B for postgraduates.
  • The student must not be taking part in an exchange programme.
  • The student must be (or become) a member of the ABEI and be up-to-date with the membership fee. Check the ABEI website.
  • Students are welcome to apply before they have received an offer of admission. However, only candidates who have received an offer of admission by 15 June 2022 will be considered for the award.

Handing in the documents

Send your documents electronically to the Haddad Fellowship. The subject line of your email must read: ABEI/HADDAD Fellowship + Full name + Application Number (TCD number). Send your documents in PDF format to haddadfellowship@gmail.com.

Required Documents

Please follow scrupulously the word limit. Letters and papers which exceed the limit may be deemed ineligible and result in disqualification.

  • Registration form. Download the form on the ABEI website.
  • Academic CV (students must present their Lattes CV).
  • A copy of the candidate’s original transcripts. If the candidate’s overall grade is not shown, a document showing their overall grade must also be presented.
  • Letter of interest in English (1000–1500 words). Candidates must explain why they chose the course, their academic interests, and how their research project or the ongoing study programme will benefit, apart from demonstrating their commitment to Irish Studies.
  • Abstract of the proposal (up to 500 words). The candidate must briefly explain the preliminary project they intend to conduct at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Personal letter (up to 500 words). The candidate must explain how they intend to contribute to the ABEI/Haddad Fellowship programme and demonstrate convinc¬ingly their commitment to the programme.
  • A recent academic paper written in English (up to 3000 words). The academic paper must have been written by the candidate, and it will be used to assess the candidate’s command of English language and academic skills. You may write a fresh paper or present a paper written originally for another course. The academic paper must not be translated by anyone other than the candidate.
  • A copy of the student’s passport, which must be valid at least until the end of the exchange programme.
  • An English proficiency certificate. Any certificate which is valid according to the standards set by Trinity College Dublin will be deemed valid by the ABEI/Haddad Fellowship committee. N.B.: while Trinity College Dublin does have an overall standard, individual courses may require higher grades. Candidates should check the course website to know what the requirements are and contact TCD if they have enquiries on that matter.
  • Two reference letters written in English sent to haddadfellowship@gmail.com. N.B.: referees (and not candidates) must email reference letters.

Contact us

Send your queries to haddadfellowship@gmail.com. Information which is not related to the scholarship should be sent to the relevant department at TCD, such as the Academic Registry, the Global Relations Office, or the school responsible for the desired course.