Barbadians between the ages of 18 and 40, who have been accepted at an internationally-accredited university at the postgraduate level, are invited to apply for the National Development Scholarships 2014.

The scholarships, which are being offered by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, will be awarded in a number of areas.

These are: Architectural Conservation; Clinical Microbiology; Diabetic Neuropathy; Innovation Policy Creation; Renewable Energy Technology; Entrepreneurship – New Ventures Creation; Forensic Pathology and Waste Management.

Programmes which are offered at the University of the West Indies will not be considered. Successful applicants will be required to enter into a bond to return to, and work in Barbados, on completion of the course.

The scholarship will cover the cost of one direct economy class ticket to the country of study at the commencement of the course, and one return ticket to Barbados on completion of that programme.

It will also cover full tuition fees, payable directly to the University; a book allowance of $1,000 (once); a clothing allowance of $736 (once); and living allowance of: $6,300 per annum for students pursuing studies in the USA; $5,880 per annum for studies in Canada and $7,560 per annum for studies in the United Kingdom.

Successful applicants will be required to enter a bond with two sureties to return and work in Barbados on completion of the course, on the basis of one year for each year of the award.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Tertiary Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, where completed forms must be submitted no later than June 20th, 2014.

The information may also be obtained via the Barbados Government Information Service website at applications will not be accepted.

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