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

Science Club Resumes

Want to get students involved in science outside the classroom? Join our Science Club today! This club will encourage your children to explore the world around them and tap into their inner scientist! See our Facebook for more details.

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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 / NASAinternship@niherst.gov.tt

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

Get fit for the Climate

Berlin, 06/09/2017: In a few weeks’ time, politicians, scientists and activists from around the world will meet in Bonn to discuss approaches to resolving the climate crisis. For those wanting to become knowledgeable about the subject before the negotiations in November, WWF Germany and the Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK), a scientific association, have created an English online course on climate change: Climate Change, Risks and Challenges (#ClimateCourse)... Read More

NIHERST Board Installed

On Wednesday 16th August 2017, the NIHERST Board of Governors was installed at a simple ceremony at the Ministry of Education, #5 St Vincent Street. Board members received their instruments of Appointment from The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education... Read More

First ICGEB Early Career Grant Winner in T&T

Dr. Rajini Haraksingh is a Human Geneticist and Lecturer in Biotechnology in the Dept. of Life Sciences at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. In 2013, she was awarded a Junior Scientist Award from NIHERST for her research on human genomic variation and she was recently awarded an ICGEB Early Career Return Grant over the next three years to investigate the underlying genetics of Diabetes in the Trinidad and Tobago population. Read More

NYSC 2017 delegates off to the U.S.

The Embassy of the United States of America in collaboration with NIHERST is pleased to announce that Cheziah Phillip of Toco Secondary School and Ricardo Ramlogan of Iere High School have been selected as the two most promising young scientific leaders in Trinidad & Tobago. Read More