I'm 1 year into my PhD and don't want to be involved with the private cooperative research centre (CRC) who is funding my PhD anymore. How do I change my stipend from a private to a public one whilst keeping the same research project, direction and owning the IP?
I'm wanting to change my PhD funding from their private stipend to a public one (e.g. "RTP" scholarship) and continue the project as is without them as I don't need their input at all, don't see it's value and it would give me certainty that the IP is mine (in truth i dont care if its mine, i just don't want anyone else to stop me) and there wouldn't be any issues with me publishing my research or taking the IP further commercially if I wanted to . Now I'm wondering how I can change it over? I've already been funded by them during my first year.