Many ways to fund your ideas

You can access both internal and external sources for R&D funding with STACIE. Depending on how advanced your research is, youíll be matched with the support that’s right for you. And you’ll get help to write your proposal and advice about compliance and reporting post award.

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Internal funding

At UWISTA, researchers can access funding from their faculties, the School of Graduate Studies or two Funds managed by STACIE. Contact your Faculty Dean or read on to learn more.

The Research & Development Impact (RDI) Fund

As a fulltime academic staff member of UWISTA you benefit from The UWI Trinidad and Tobago Research and Development Impact (RDI) Fund. It supports projects that address pressing development challenges. Projects that will achieve recognisable and substantive impact within 3-5 years.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • multi-disciplinary research
  • collaboration and strategic partnerships
  • participation of PhD students and/or post-doctoral researchers
  • focus on research-directed action
  • impact on policy, practice, products and services
  • contribution to shaping the intellectual discourse on a policy issue of national or regional importance
  • knowledge dissemination and stakeholder engagement

Apply to the RDI Fund

The Innovation & Technology Transfer (ITT) Fund

If your idea is close to commercialisation, you can apply to the UWISTA Innovation and Technology Transfer (ITT) Fund. You’ll get grant funding to accelerate the development of intellectual property (IP). That means ideas, technologies, know-how and inventions from ALL fields of research that can be commercialised or licensed.

Leap over the ‘Valley of Death’ and get funding to bridge the gap between your initial research and when you're ready for commercial investment.

The IP that forms the basis of the application must be owned or co-owned by The UWI and is subject to the UWI’s IP disclosure process.

Apply to the ITT Fund

The Campus Research & Publication Fund

Apply for seed funding through the Campus Research and Publication (R&P) Fund so you can communicate and publish your research. The fund is managed by the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR).

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External funding

Apply for external funding and get help writing your winning proposal. STACIE works closely with other university offices, like the University Office of Research and the University Office of Global Partnerships & Sustainable Futures to find and access opportunities for external funding to support the work of UWI researchers.

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