Month: August 2022


The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) carries out bilateral cooperative programs between Japan and counterpart countries based on agreements concluded with academies, research councils and other science-promotion institutions in those countries.
The aim of these programs is to form sustained networks of bilateral research teams (etc.) evolved from individual scientist exchanges. JSPS provides financial support to excellent Japanese scientists, including young scientists, implementing such bilateral joint research projects and seminars between research teams from Japan and counterpart countries.

Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars comprise two components: (A) Bilateral Joint Research Projects/Seminars with JSPS’s Counterpart Agencies and (B) Open Partnership Joint Research Projects/Seminars. The latter provides Japanese researchers an opportunity to conduct research or hold a seminar with researchers around the world who reside in a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS also treats researchers who reside in Taiwan and Palestine in this manner.)

JSPS launched a new scheme for proposals named “Open Partnership Joint Seminars (Interuniversity Cooperation)” in FY 2020. It is meant to strengthen bilateral research cooperation by supporting organizational initiatives carried out via university consortiums and other collaborations among institutions.

DownloadCall for Proposals: 2023 DOST-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Joint Research Projects/Seminars

[Call for Proposals] Global Partnership for Social Accountability

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals from the Global Partnership for Social Accountability

GPSA’s Fifth Global Call for Proposals was launched in November 2021 to support civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO Networks in implementing collaborative social accountability approaches that address critical governance and development challenges.

About the Call for Proposals

Grant Selection

The Call prioritizes CSO-led collaborative social accountability approaches that entail coalition efforts that engage local communities and citizens including vulnerable groups, and work with public sectors, at local, state and federal levels. The goal is to co-create solutions to jointly identified problems in the selected thematic areas. Information generated from social accountability processes can enable for corrective measures to be taken, and improvement of policy implementation and delivery of services.

What are the priority themes of this CfP?

The focus of the CfP will be: transformative use of social accountability to solve pressing development challenges. Short-listed countries will define a theme within the following menu based on the GPSA’s mission and track record:

  1. Health systems strengthening in the context of the COVID-19 recovery
  2. Citizen voices and oversight for climate action (just transition and locally-led climate dialogues)
  3. Cross-cutting themes: Inclusion, CivicTech

The country priority theme must clearly spell out a governance or development challenge that can be addressed through collective action of local communities, civil society and government and garner government accountability and responsiveness, and that can be taken up in the government’s delivery systems or reforms.


Only applications from CSOs in the shortlisted countries within the descripted national theme will be eligible.

For more details, visit the website: 5th Call for Proposals – gpsa (


Contact the GPSA Help Desk by email:

Call for Proposals: 2023 DOST-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Joint Research Program

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2023 Joint Research Program under the DOST- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) cooperation.

This bilateral exchange program provides support for research to be conducted jointly by Filipino and Japanese researchers in line with their mutual agreement on international scientific collaboration.

Interested participants are requested to coordinate with prospective collaborators/counterparts in Japan to craft their proposals. The Filipino researcher must submit the proposal to DOST through the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) while the Japanese counterpart should submit the same to JSPS for separate review and evaluation. Matching of the projects will be done after the evaluation of both countries. Only projects matched by both DOST and JSPS will be implemented under this program.

For the application guidelines and procedure, please refer to the enclosed document. The call for proposals will close on 06 September 2022. 5:00 PM.

For further inquiries, you may contact Ms. Jinah Ruth Jomao-as of the International Technology Cooperation Unit {ITCU) at Tel. No. +63-02-838-8376 or email at


We are pleased to announce that the Department of Science and Technology – Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) has a call for a proposal entitled “TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR COMMERCIALIZATION (TECHNICOM)”

Call Description: The Technology Innovation for Commercialization Program (TECHNiCOM) aims to fast-track the transfer, utilization, and commercialization of R&D outputs to contribute to the country’s sustainable development thru relevant technological platforms.

Through TECHNiCOM, we provide technopreneurs with an easily accessible multimillion pre-commercialization grant and linkage to DOST-TAPI’s technology and innovation support programs.

Priority Areas: The Program shall provide priority funding to pre-commercialization activities of projects aligned to national S&T priorities and project proposal’s strategic relevance to national development, based on the priority areas of the DOST’s Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) for 2017-2022 . These areas are the following:

Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources

  1. Crops
  2. Livestock
  3. Aquatic
  4. Environment
  5. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction


  1. Diagnostics
  2. Drug discovery and development
  3. Functional Food
  4. Hospital equipment and biomedical devices
  5. Information and communication technology for health
  6. Dengue
  7. Nutrition and food quality and safety
  8. Disaster risk reduction
  9. Climate Change Adaptation
  10. Omic technologies for health (platform technology across research priorities)

*NOTE: For drug discovery and development proposals, to be qualified under the Program and to ensure safety and effectiveness, the technology must be at TRL 7 (completed at least Phase II trials). For medical devices, the technology must be at TRL 6.

Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology

  1. Food and Nutrition Security
  2. Countryside development
  3. Competitive industries
  4. Delivery of social services
  5. Intelligent transportation solutions
  6. Renewable energy and energy storage solutions
  7. Materials science
  8. Human security

Who can apply:

The following may apply for the Program, provided that (1) their previous R&D was not funded, managed, nor monitored by any of the DOST Sectoral Councils or other DOST GIA Programs1,  and (2) that they secure and present a favorable endorsement from a DOST Regional Office:

  1. Research and Development Institutions (RDIs);
  2. State Universities and Colleges (SUCs);
  3. Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); and
  4. Startup companies/firms, provided additionally that they secure and present an endorsement from the appropriate DOST Sectoral Council.

Closing date: 2nd Wave of Call for Proposals | 31 August 2022 | 5 PM

For more information regarding submission click this link:

2nd Call for Research or Thesis Proposals for Funding by the UPM National Institutes of Health, UPM Student Researcher Grant 2022

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Call for Research or Thesis Proposals for Funding by the UPM National Institutes of Health, UPM Student Researcher Grant 2022. This grant provides funding support for thesis/research of UP Manila undergraduate students, and masteral students without any scholarship.

Deadline of submission is on 15 September 2022 (Thursday)

Kindly see the following requirements for submission:

  1. One (1) printed copy of the full thesis/research proposal
  2. Electronic copy (Word file) of the full thesis/research proposal
  3. Endorsement letter signed by the Thesis/Research Adviser, Department Chair and
    College Dean
  4. Thesis panel certificate of approval
  5. Certificate of approval or proof of submission of the research proposal to the
    appropriate review panel (UPMREB, IACUC, IBBC, etc.). (note : review panel
    approval is expected within 2 months of the grant approval)
  6. Registration with RGAO at

Submissions should be sent to Ms. Katrina Mañago of the Office of the Deputy Director for
Research Operations at Room 109, NIH Bldg., UP Manila. For inquiries, you may call (02)
85264349 or email

For further details, you may may download this announcement: