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O er of Scholarships by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago under the United Kingdom
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowship Plan
For Study Commencing October 2014
The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago invites applications from
citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue master's and doctoral degrees for the
academic year commencing October 2014.
A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
i be Commonwealth citizens, refugees or British protected persons;
ii. be a permanent resident in a Commonwealth country other than the
iii. meet the age requirement as follows;
a. be between 18 and 45 years of age for persons not employed in
the Public Service
b. be between 18 and 50 years of age for persons employed in the
iv. Possess the following quali cations;
a. have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with at
least an Upper Second Class Honours, if applying for a Master's
b. a Second Class Honours degree and a relevant post graduate
quali cation, which will normally be a Master's degree if applying
for a Ph.D.
c. for clinical training in the elds of medicine and dentistry, have
quali ed as a doctor or dentist between October 01, 2004 and
September 30, 2009.
v. be able to take up their scholarship in October of 2014. Deferments are
only granted in exceptional cases and at the discretion of the UK;
vi. have taken the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) if
applying to do Business Management or related studies;
vii. provide proof of application to the Programme of Study;
viii. be accepted to a university in which the UK Commission has part
ix. not be entering into their nal year of study for 2014 if applying for a
x. 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 areas of study;
ix. apply for either of the following:
wish to undertake extensive periods of eldwork in their home
country, will be considered);
registered at a university in Trinidad and Tobago.
Candidates for Master's scholarships who have undertaken any of their university
education outside their home country, must state how it was funded and how the
education di ered from that in their home country.
Candidates applying for doctoral study must provide the UK Scholarship
Commission with evidence of support from a prospective supervisor from at least
one of their chosen institutions at the time of application.
between the institution where the candidate is registered in their home country
and the one at which they are applying to study in the UK. Candidates must
provide the United Kingdom Scholarship Commission with evidence of support
from their prospective supervisor at the UK institution as well as from their home
supervisor at the time of application.
Applicants must ensure that two (2) Recommendations are submitted by their
Recommenders 'online', these should 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 applicant will have on the institution/
Applicants MUST NOT upload their recommendations to the application form
under any circumstances.
Please ensure that your Recommenders sign, scan and upload their
recommendations to your online application.
Applicants must submit a Study Plan, 'online' which explains in no more than 500
i. The impact their studies will have on their institution/ community/
ii. Information on how the course of study relates to the existing and future
development needs of their institution, community or the country;
iii. Clearly relate the development need 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. A description of 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 strategy; and
acquired through the scholarship.
C. SELECTION CRITERIA:
.Applicants will be assessed and recommended for a scholarship on the following:
Area of Study as it links to the development of Trinidad and Tobago;
The likely development impact the applicant will have on completion
of studies; and
The quality/content of the plan of study/research proposal.
their maturity, commitment, adaptability, cultural awareness, and their
state of mind in relation to the undertaking of studies overseas and their
ability to complete the programme of study successfully.
Candidates must attain at minimum 50% the pass mark at the interview in order to
be considered for the award of a scholarship.
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.
Applicants must ensure that their transcripts are sent directly to the following address:
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 Selection Secretariat.
Transcripts must be received before the closing date of the scholarship
for your application to be considered.
DEADLINE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:
OCTOBER 18, 2013.
The Ministry of Public Administration, Scholarships and Advanced
2070; 2097; 2093 or email email@example.com.
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fatty, salty, creamy, savoury taste and texture of
nuts make them a popular snack, accompaniment
with beer and ingredient in a host of dishes. But
given their high calorie and fat contents, many peo-
ple still shy away from eating nuts regularly.
Now, a new report published in the American Jour-
nal of Clinical Nutrition found that adults who incor-
porate nuts into their diets don t have to limit their
consumption. A review of 31 studies about eating
nuts found that people who added nuts to their diets
and who replaced other foods with nuts lost more
weight (an average 1.4 pounds more) and reduced
their waist sizes by more than half an inch.
"Although the magnitude of these effects was
modest, the results allay the fear that nut consumption
may promote obesity," wrote the researchers, according
to Reuters Health.
"Our findings support the inclusion of nuts in
healthy diets for cardiovascular prevention."
But weight loss isn t the only benefit found in
almonds, walnuts, cashews and the like. Here are a
few other health reasons to chow down on the snack:
Of course nuts can t make your deadline or huge
credit card bill go away, but the nutrients in several
types of nuts can help protect your body against the
damaging physical effects of being stressed out. One
study looked at nuts rich in alpha-linolenic acid, like
walnuts, and found that they had a heart-protective
benefit during times of acute stress---which are known
to cause cardiovascular strain.
And almonds, thanks to high vitamin E, vitamin
B and magnesium content can bolster your immune
system when you re stressed, reported Women s
Nuts, like almonds, hazel nuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts,
walnuts and cashews can all play a role in reducing
the risk of heart disease, according to a Harvard
review. That s because nuts may help reduce LDL
cholesterol (more on that later), and incorporate a
dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyun-
saturated fat and fiber, which has a heart-protective
effect. Nuts are also rich in arginine, an amino acid
that converts to nitric oxide in the body and helps
blood vessels to relax.
A diet rich in pistachios may provide some pro-
tection from lung cancer, according to preliminary
research presented at the American Association for
Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention
The researchers theorise that the nut s richness in
gamma-tocopherol, a type of vitamin E, may be the
key to cancer protection, although further research
The 2013 review of nut health benefits found a
modest improvement in overall weight, but several
studies have found that nuts can play a role in weight
maintenance. That s because nuts are satisfying---
"high satiety" food---that is metabolised slowly by
the body, thanks to high fibre counts. In other words?
Snackers are more satisfied after eating nuts than
after eating foods of comparable caloric value, but
less nutrient density.
A walnut a day may keep bad cholesterol away, according
to a 2010 study in the Archives of Internal Medicine that found
a 7.4 per cent reduction in "bad" LDL cholesterol and an 8.3
per cent reduction in the ratio of LDL to HDL, reported WebMD.
What s more, triglyceride concentrations declined by more
than ten per cent. (HUFFINGTON POST)
Nuts protect against
stress, prostate cancer
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News and advice
Nuts, like almonds, hazel nuts, peanuts, Brazil nuts, walnuts and
cashews can all play a role in reducing the risk of heart disease,
according to a Harvard review.
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