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OFFER OF POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
For Study Commencing September 2013 and January 2014
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago invites
ONLINE applications from citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue
master's and doctorate degrees for the academic year commencing
September 2013 and Janaury 2014.
To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:
a) Be citizens of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and must
not be a permanent resident of any other country
b) Have graduated in 2008 or thereafter with a First Class
Honours undergraduate bachelor's degree
c) Possess a Grade Point Average of 3.60 and above
d) Have graduated from one of the under mentioned
University of the West Indies St. Augustine, Cavehill
and Mona Campuses.
University of Trinidad and Tobago
University of the Southern Caribbean
St George's University, Grenada
Be recipients of scholarships o ered by or through the
Government and graduated in 2008 or thereafter with a
First Class Honours undergraduate bachelor's degree from
any accredited local, regional or international academic
e) Be desirous of pursuing studies at the postgraduate levels
(masters and doctorate);
f ) Be desirous of pursuing studies in areas related to the
development needs of Trinidad and Tobago and must
be able to identify the development need based
on the Seven (7) Interconnected Development Pillars of the
country. Applicants must provide detailed evidence
that their programme of study and research is tied to
an identi ed development need of the country;
Applicants must consider the national human resource
development needs and the national development
strategy in deciding on their area of study.
g) Provide proof of acceptance or proof of being
enrolled at an accredited institution in an accredited
postgraduate programme (Master's or Doctorate)
h) Be under 50 years of age.
Applicants must ensure that two (2) Recommendations are submitted
online by their Recommenders. These Recommenders must
recommend the applicant for a scholarship.
i. One must be an academic recommendation; and
ii. Recommenders must attest to the applicant's ability
to perform and to succeed as a scholarship recipient
by providing relevant and practical examples where
applicable. They must also describe what contribution and
the likely impact the candidate will have on the institution/
Applicants must submit a Study Plan, 'online' which explains in no
more than 500 words:
i. The impact their studies will have on their institution/
ii. How the course of study relates to the existing and future
development needs of their institution, community or the
iii. How the programme of study relates to the identi ed Seven
(7) Interconnected Development Pillars of the country,
providing detailed evidence that their programme of study
and research is tied to an identi ed development need;
iv. How exposure gained from pursuing this course of study
could contribute to the development of the nation. Please
indicate clearly where the development need has been
identi ed and outlined in the national development
v. Their ve-year plan to put into practice the knowledge and
experience acquired through the scholarship.
I. Area of Study as it links to national development
II. The content/quality of the study plan/research proposal
III. Likely Development Impact the Applicant will have on
Completion of Studies.
IV. Interview -- candidates will be interviewed to get a sense of
their maturity, commitment, adaptability, cultural awareness,
and their state of mind in relation to the undertaking of
studies locally or overseas and their ability to complete the
programme of study successfully. Applicants must also be able
to discuss their plan of study/research proposal.
Please refer to our website at www.scholarships.gov.tt for
further information on the eligibility and selection criteria
and for preparation and submission of an online application.
All applicants must ensure that their transcripts are sent
directly to the following address and these must be received
before the closing date of the scholarship.
Ministry of Public Administration
(Scholarships and Advanced Training Division)
5th Floor National Library Building
Corner Hart and Abercromby Streets
Attention: Head, Selections Secretariat
Applicants who wish to hand deliver their transcripts
must ensure that this document is properly sealed
by the academic institution and submitted to the
DEADLINE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
August 5th, 2013.
The Ministry of Public Administration, Scholarships
and Advanced Training Division can be contacted at
625-6724; 623-7608 ext. 2064; 2070; 2097; 2093 or
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
The United States has partnered with
T&T in an effort to prevent international
parental child abduction.
In a news release on Wednesday, Attor-
ney General Anand Ramlogan announced
that the US had declared its acceptance
of T&T s accession to the Hague Abduction
Convention treaty. The partnership between
the two countries took effect yesterday.
The release said that the partnership
was reached after several meetings, earlier
this year, between Ramlogan, Office of the
Attorney General s Civil Child Abduction
Authority and the US State Department s
Office of Children s Issues.
The release further stated that before
accepting T&T s accession, the US Central
Authority conducted a comprehensive
review of T&T s legal and institutional
mechanisms to determine if the provisions
of the treaty could be properly implement-
ed.The statement said that during the
review the US Central Authority did not
raise any "red flags" or grave concerns.
"In keeping with the T&T Government s
medium-term policy, Attorney General
Ramlogan is of the view that such a part-
nership with the US will improve T&T s
diplomatic relations and highlights both
countries commitment to child protection,"
the release said.
The statement said that the agreement
was especially important because of the
two countries long-standing diplomatic
relations and close geographical proximity.
The treaty which was developed in 1980,
seeks to deter parents of children, who are
subject to custody battles, from removing
the child from his/her resident country
and crossing international boundaries.
"It provides an expeditious method to
return a child wrongfully taken from one
member nation to another by a parent or
guardian," the release stated.
Under the Convention, the US recognises
68 countries as partners while T&T recog-
nises 47 countries.
T&T, US join to prevent child abduction
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