The Sustainable Guyana Program is a joint venture undertaken by CGX Energy Inc. (CGX) and Frontera Energy Corporation, alongside the University of Guyana and Trent University. This program has been designed to achieve the following broad deliverables to service the sustainable sectors of the Guyanese economy, primarily focusing on Watershed Ecosystems and Water Quality, Sustainable Food and Agriculture, Indigenous Studies, Natural Products and Materials Physics and Chemistry.
- The training of masters-level and Ph.D level students;
- The identification and design of Guyana-centered transformative research projects in the sustainable sectors of the Guyanese economy, supported by the University of Guyana and Trent University;
- Training of the trainers: conducting research and commercialization training in sustainable transformation to Professors, Lecturers, and Researchers and the University of Guyana;
- Assisting the University of Guyana in the design and implementation of research and teaching initiatives to prepare for the future;
In order to be eligible for the program, applicants must be citizens of Guyana and employees of the University of Guyana and meet the requirements of the graduate program they are applying to at Trent University. Applicants must be willing to sign a contract for service to University of Guyana upon completion of studies. Selected students will received an annual tuition stipend expected to cover their tuition and ancillary fees, funding for accommodation and travel from Trent University to Guyana once each year, a monthly stipend for each month of their stay in Peterborough Ontario, Canada, funding towards research project costs, and following the completion of requirements of their respective programs, their degrees from Trent University. Master students shall be funded for a period of 24 months and Ph.D. students for a period of 48 months.
All students will have their research projects focused in Guyana and shall have supervisory committees made up of Professors from Trent University and, where applicable, the University of Guyana. Students will be selected through an open competitive process that is detailed on the "How to Apply" page.