Research Grants Program

The Research Grant Program is Puerto Rico’s local mechanism that allows to advance its own agenda and research priorities. The programs are designed to promote the production of knowledge and to foster economic development through science and technology.

S&T RFP
HELP FOR RESEARCHERS
CONTRIBUTE TO RESEARCHER’S FUND
Small Grants
Startup Funds
SBIR/STTR Matching
External Funding

Strategy and Goals

The Trust’s Research Grants Program empowers scientists and researchers to take Puerto Rico’s knowledge economy to a higher level of excellence. The initiatives seek to impact researchers in the academia, non profit research organizations and at the private sector.

Areas of Focus

  • Biotechnology and Natural Sciences
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Electronics
  • Clean Technologies and/or Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Other

Contact

Grants Program Advisory Team
grants@prsciencetrust.org

Science and Technology Grants RFP

In order to help in the development of investigative initiatives, the Trust has launched the Science and Technology Grants RFP (Request for Proposal) Program, aimed at funding innovation in all areas of science and technology, and is actively seeking proposals from the field’s brightest minds.

Documents

Apply Here

Program is currently closed. New dates will be announced soon.

Contact

rfp@prsciencetrust.org

Help for Researchers after Hurricane María

Financial assistance grants  are available for researchers, science students and professor through a special funding offered by Puerto Rico Science ,Technology & Research Trust, AAS Caribbean Division and Ciencia Puerto Rico.

Assistance will be offered in the categories of Continuity, Restoration and Thesis Grants.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM IN PDF (For reference only)

ACCESS HERE TO FILL THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

¿Interested in contribute to Researcher’s Fund?

If you wish to donate to the special fund for researchers, access the following link.

DONATE NOW

Small Research Grant Program

Research & Development funding in Puerto Rico could be significantly increased if local researchers are provided with adequate resources that enabled them to arrive at critical milestones in their research endeavors. The Trust has developed the Small Research Grant Program (SRGP) to help researchers to position their R&D proposals competitively prior to the submission, or re-submission, to private or federal agencies.

Documents

Apply Here

This year’s cycle has closed. New dates will be announced in 2017.

Contact

grants@prsciencetrust.org

Researchers Startup Funds Program

In order to incentivize the creation of structured recruitment packages for exceptional research talent to Puerto Rico, the Trust has developed the Researchers Startup Funds Program (RSFP).  The RSFP provides a mechanism to help research institutions in Puerto Rico to attract and recruit outstanding scientists that are well established in their field of research and are interested in working in Puerto Rico. Applications from research institutions are received all year round.

Documents

No new applications are being accepted at the moment

Contact

grants@prsciencetrust.org

SBIR/STTR Phase I Matching Grant Program

The Trust offers the scientific and hi-tech entrepreneurship community in Puerto Rico its SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program to incentivize local technology oriented small business firms and researchers to compete for SBIR/STTR Phase I grant awards. Firms receiving a federal SBIR/STTR Phase I award will receive a dollar-to-dollar matching grant from the Trust, up to $100,000.

Documents

Contact

sbir@prsciencetrust.org

Researcher Funding Opportunities

Here you’ll find a list of the most recent funding announcements from several entities.

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