National Youth Science Camp 2018

The National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America and NIHERST were pleased to award two students with scholarships to attend the 2018 National Youth Science Camp that was hosted in West Virginia, USA. Read More

Water Warrior Educational Toolkit for Post SEA students

Managing water resources, is regarded as critical for the sustenance of healthy rivers. As such, the Water Resources Agency (WRA) through its Adopt-A-River Programme, and NIHERST have formed a partnership to embark on a project, which aims to increase student awareness and encourage improved stewardship of our beloved local waterways. Read More

Girls in ICT Commemoration

The Ministry of Public Administration and Communications (MPAC) in collaboration with NIHERST will be hosting the Girls in ICT Commemoration on Wednesday 2nd May from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the National Science Centre. The MPAC has invited 80 Secondary students along with other specially invited guests to participate in the programme. The four concurrent workshops will be held; Robotics, Little bits-Planetarium/IEEE, FABLAB, and Makey Makey. Read More

All-Girls Robotics team to represent T&T at World Festival in Houston

Just on the heels of the International Women’s Day celebrations, it was the all-girls team “Bionic Wolves” of St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Joseph that emerged Champions and will go on to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the FIRST LEGO League World Festival held in Houston, Texas from April 18th-21st, 2018. Read More

Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean

On Tuesday 27th February 2018 the National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) officially launched the Deep Sea Wonders of the Caribbean video series and book at the Digicel IMAX Port of Spain... Read More

ICGEB Research Grants 2018

We are pleased to inform you that the Call for the CRP - ICGEB Research Grants 2018 is now open. The new updated form and related guidelines can be downloaded from our website here!

INVOCAB - Improving Innovation Capacities in the Caribbean Symposium

NIHERST hosted a two day Science, Technology and Innovation in Education Symposium on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd November 2017, at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Port of Spain. This event marked the close of the European Union funded INVOCAB project... Read More

NASA International Internship

The NASA I2 is a 10-week, intensive internship programme that brings together students to undertake research alongside international peers at NASA Ames and be mentored by some of the world’s leading scientists. Over 20 of the nation’s top students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competed for a place in the highly sought-after NASA International Internship (I2) programme, and be the first interns from this region.

For more information about this program contact Darielle Rampersad at 622-2181 ext 1025 /

NIHERST Seismology in Schools Programme Workshops

NIHERST with the support of the UWI Seismic Research Centre hosted a series of annual workshops under the Seismology in Schools Programme - Trinidad and Tobago. There was a total of (8) participating secondary schools nationwide for the 2017 cycle. Read More

ICGEB Arturo Falashi Fellowship Programme

ICGEB offers competitive PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue research studies in a world-class scientific environment... Read More