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HADDAD FELLOWSHIP 2023-2024 for Brazilian Postgraduate Applicants

Registration period: 2 January to 14 April 2023

M.F.A and M.Phil programmes at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland

The Haddad Foundation will award up to four scholarships to Brazilian students who wish to pursue one of the above postgraduate courses. Applicants will be assessed according to their academic merit, their potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community and the scholarship programme, and proof that they have an offer from Trinity College Dublin.

The Award

The Fellowship covers one year’s worth of international tuition fee (2023–2024) plus €15,000 to be paid as a monthly stipend. The winners should be aware that the stipend will be paid from October 2023 to September 2024 if the forms are correctly filled out by September 2023. If the forms are not complete by the end of September 2023, Trinity College Dublin may have to postpone the disbursement of the scholarship.

The Selection Process 

N.B.: When you apply for the HADDAD Fellowship scholarships, you must also apply for the desired course through the TCD portal. Applying for the scholarship and applying for the course are two roughly simultaneous but fundamentally distinct processes, with distinct deadlines and which require different documents as well. If you register only for the scholarship, you will not be automatically applying to the university. You will find further information about the course application on the relevant Trinity College Dublin pageWhen registration for the HADDAD Fellowship closes, all applications will undergo pre-selection by the Haddad Fellowship. Pre-selected candidates will be invited for interview. On 1 June, the Haddad Fellowship will consult Trinity College Dublin to check the admission status of each candidate. Suitable candidates for the scholarship who do not have an offer of admission from Trinity College will not be considered. Trinity College decision-making process varies across Schools, and it may take months until you hear from the admissions committee, so it is important that you take this into consideration. N.B.: Candidates applying for any of the MFA courses and the MPhil in Creative Writing must complete their course application no later than 28 February 2023. The later you apply, the slimmer your chances are of receiving an answer until 1 June. The deadline for scholarship application remains 14 April 2023 for all candidates. Announcement of winners is scheduled for 5 June 2023. 


Acknowledgement and Obligations

  • All academic work (written or oral presentations) produced as a result of this scholarship at Trinity should acknowledge the Haddad Fellowship.
  • The aim of the 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 collaborate to maintain and improve the scholarship programme, taking part in events promoted by the HADDAD Fellowship and otherwise complying with the activities that the candidate themself brings forth in their Personal Statement (see “Required Documents” section). 

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 postgraduate degree (except PhD) are eligible for this scholarship programme.
  • Brazilian nationals who hold dual European citizenship are not eligible for this scholarship programme, 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 during their BA degree. In the case of professional-oriented programmes (MFA courses), candidates should also demonstrate tangible work done in the relevant area.
  • Students are welcome to apply before they have received an offer of admission. However, only candidates who receive an offer of admission by 1 June 2023 will be considered further.

Handing in the documents

Send your documents electronically to the Haddad Fellowship. The subject line of your email must read: HADDAD Fellowship + Full name + Student Application Number. Send your documents in PDF format to

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. Available online on
  • CV (preferably 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.
  • 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 statement (up to 500 words). The candidate must demonstrate convincingly their commitment to the programme and explain, as specifically and tangibly as possible, how they intend to contribute to the Haddad Fellowship programme by describing potential activities that could be undertaken to forward the scholarship programme.  
  • Candidates to the MPhil courses: 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.
  • Candidates to the MFA courses: portfolio of work showing your experience in the relevant area. The preferred format is PDF, but if your portfolio is only hosted online, please include the URL on your letter of interest.
  • A copy of the student’s passport, which must be valid at least until the end of the exchange programme.
  • English proficiency certificate. Any certificate which is valid according to the standards set by Trinity College Dublin will be deemed valid by the Haddad Fellowship committee. N.B.: while Trinity College Dublin does have an overall standard, individual courses may require a specific certificate or higher grades. Candidates should check the course website to know what the requirements are. 

Contact us

Send your queries to Information which is not related to the scholarship should be sent to the relevant department at Trinity, such as the Academic Registry, the Trinity Global team, or the school responsible for the desired course.