HADDAD FELLOWSHIP 2024-2025
For Brazilian Postgraduate applicants to
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland
Registration period: 8 January to 15 April 2024
Eligible courses (1 year full-time):
- Playwriting (M.F.A.)
- Stage Design (M.F.A.)
- Theatre Directing (M.F.A.)
- Theatre and Performance (M.Phil.)
- Comparative Literature (M.Phil.)
- Creative Writing (M.Phil.)
The Haddad Foundation will award up to four scholarships to Brazilian students who wish to pursue one of the above postgraduate courses and who are committed to impacting positively the cultural development in Brazil. Applicants will be assessed according to their academic merit, their potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community and to the scholarship programme and its aims.
The Fellowship covers one year's worth of international tuition fee (2024-2025) plus €15,000 to be paid as a monthly stipend. The winners should be aware that the stipend will be paid from October 2024 to September 2025 if the relevant forms are correctly filled out by September 2024. If the forms are not complete by the end of September 2024, Trinity College Dublin may have to postpone the disbursement of the scholarship.
The Selection Process
N.B.: When you apply for the HADDAD Fellowship, you must also apply for the desired course through the TCD portal. Applying for the scholarship programme 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 programme, you are not automatically applying to the university. You will find further information about the course application on the relevant TCD page.
When 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 3 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 three MFA courses and the MPhil in Creative Writing must complete their course application no later than 28 February 2024. The later you apply, the slimmer your chances are of receiving an answer until 3 June. The deadline for scholarship application remains 15 April 2024 for all candidates.
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 or an alternative programme completion requirement.
- 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 demon- strate tangible work done in the relevant area.
- The student must not be taking part in an exchange programme.
- Students are welcome to apply before they have received an offer of admission. However, only candidates who receive an offer of admission by 3 June 2024 will be considered further."
Please follow scrupulously the word limit. Letters and papers which exceed the limit may be deemed invalid and result in disqualification.
- Registration form. Available online on haddadfellowship.com.
- 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). The candidate 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 in English (up to 500 words). The candidate must briefly explain the preliminary project they intend to conduct at Trinity College Dublin.
- Personal statement in English (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 (including Creative Writing): 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 programme.
- English proficiency certificate. Any certificate which is valid according to the standards set by Trinity College Dublin will also be deemed valid by the Haddad Fellowship committee. N.B.: We strongly recommend that you only sit for the English language exam after TCD opens for applications (November 2023), to see whether the English language requirements have changed. While Trinity College Dublin does have an overall standard, individual courses may require a specific certificate or grade. Candidates must read carefully the course website to know what the specific requirements are and contact TCD if they have enquiries on that matter. If the English certificate you present is not valid for TCD, we may not be able to con-
sider your scholarship application. Bear in mind that certificates are only valid for two years."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your queries to email@example.com. Further information can be found on haddadfellowship.com. Should you require information which is unrelated to the scholarship programme, please refer to the relevant department at TCD or write to us so that we can refer you to the relevant department.