President of the University of Belize Dr. Cary Fraser along with other representatives of tertiary institutions will meet next week in Trinidad and Tobago to discuss a 2 million Euro Scholarship Grant for Masters and PhD students in the Caribbean and Pacific regions. The grant, which is provided by the European Union under its Intra-ACP Mobility Scheme for the project entitled: “The Caribbean-Pacific Islands Mobility Scheme (CARPIMS)” is coordinated by the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus. The project is designed to facilitate the movement of Masters and PhD students and staff between a consortium of Universities from the Caribbean and Pacific regions as a means of building capacity and encouraging socioeconomic development in each region. The primary goal of the scheme is to build the research and teaching capacity of each participating institution and their respective regions. The competitive scholarships provides Masters and PhD candidates opportunities to pursue qualifications in various fields including Agriculture Sciences; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning; Art and Design; Business Studies and Management Sciences; Education and Teacher Training; Engineering and Technology; Geography and Geology; Humanities; Languages and Philological Sciences; Law; Mathematics, Informatics, Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Communication and Information Sciences. Deadline for application is March 15, 2012. Applicants should visit CARPIMS@sta.uwi.edu or www.sta.uwi.edu/carpims.
The Consortium of Universities participating in the European Union project includes the University of the West Indies, University of Belize, Universite D’Etat D’Haiti, University of Guyana, University of the South Pacific, University of Papua New Guinea, the National University of Samoa and the Universidade da Paz Timor-Leste.