Month: February 2023

Call for Proposals: Research or Thesis Proposals for Funding by the UPM-NIH National Institutes of Health, UPM Students Research Grants 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Executive Director, National Institutes of Health is now accepting the applications for the UPM Student Researcher Grant for CY 2023. This grant provides funding support for thesis/research of UP Manila undergraduate students, medical students, and masteral students without any scholarship.

A research grant of up to P100,000.00 each shall be given to deserving research projects to subsidize expenses for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) only. The proposals shall be evaluated based on relevance and scientific merit subject to appropriate ethical clearance. The thesis or research adviser should endorse the application and will be responsible for financial disbursements and liquidation of funds. The successful applicants are strongly encouraged to publish their results in reputable peer-reviewed journals and are required to submit their manuscript in a publishable format ready for submission.

Please submit the following requirements on or before 15 March 2023 (Wednesday):

  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

For inquiry, please coordinate with Ms. Katrina Mañago of the Office of the Deputy Director for Research Operations at Room 109, NIH Bldg., UP Manila or call at 8526-4349 or email 

Call For Proposals for The PCIEERD Capability Development Program – For 2023 Funding

With the aim of complementing the human resources and institution needs and requirements of the industry, energy, and emerging technology research and development sectors, making the opportunity available, PCIEERD implements the Capability Development Program (CapDev) with the following components:

a. The Institution Development Program (IDP) aims to provide funding support for establishing or upgrading the research laboratories and facilities of academic and research institutions within the PCIEERD sectoral priority areas or the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) where there is inadequacy of research expertise and/or facilities. The IDP shall include upgrading or setting up of research laboratories, purchase of laboratory equipment (including highly specialized software)/facilities, and small research grants aimed at developing research capabilities. The renovation of buildings/facilities or space would be the counterpart of the institution. Funds are allocated for four (4) projects/centers with funding support amounting to P 20,000,000.00 with a maximum grant of P 5M per project.

b. The Regional Research Institution (RRI) aims to develop the research capabilities of the PCIEERD Regional Consortium member institutions and eventually increase the available Researchers, Scientists, and Engineers (RSEs) in the region. This funding opportunity encourages new researchers and/or new institutions from Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), government Research and Development Institutes (RDIs), non profit S&T networks and organizations, the private sector, and other proponents seeking funding for their R&D initiatives. There are ten (10) slots available for this program amounting to P 10,000,000 with a maximum grant of P 1M per project.

c. The Good Governance through Data Science and Decision Support Systems (GODDESS) aims to provide assistance for the development of appropriate systems and technologies to address the specific needs of the National Government Agencies (NGA), Local Government Units (LGU), academic or research institutions and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and enable them to adapt data driven governance and evidence based management. There are ten (10) slots available on this program amounting to P 10,000,000.00 with a maximum grant of P 1M per project.

d. Expert Intervention for Scientific Engagement (ExpertISE) for Regional Consortia
This is open to researchers of the PCIEERD Regional Consortia. The funds is intended for an engagement with an industry partner in their regions for the identification of potential niche or project scoping, industry gaps and challenges, and the development of a project that addresses the identified gaps and challenges that can be submitted to PCIEERD or DOST for funding. All institution members of the PCIEERD Regional 16 Consortia can submit proposals. There are ten (10) slots for funding this year under this program amounting to P 5,000,000 with a maximum grant of P 500,000.00 per engagement.

e. Blockchain Program aims to provide assistance for the development of appropriate blockchain applications or systems to address specific needs of the DOST and its attached agencies which includes the DOST Central Office, R&D Institutes (ASTI, FNRI, FPRDI, ITDI, MIRDC, PTRI), DOST Councils (PCAARRD, PCHRD, PCIEERD), S&T Service Institutes (PHIVOLCS, PSHS, SEI, STII, TAPI), Collegial and Scientific Bodies (NRCP), and the Regional Offices (I, II, IV A, IV B, V, VI, VII, IX, XI, XII, XIII, CAR, NCR). This will also enable them to provide solutions for the improvement of their services and processes. There are ten (10) slots available on this program amounting to P 20,000,000.00 with a maximum grant of P 2M per project.

Opportunity Summary

The Full-Blown Proposal for RRI, GODDESS, and Blockchain Program should fall under the category of Research and Development Project while proposals for IDP and ExpertISE should fall under Non-Research and Development Project.
This funding opportunity encourages the a) development of research capabilities of the academic and research institutions through the development and/or upgrading of its research laboratories and facilities; (b) graduate students, researchers, faculty, personnel and practitioners in the data science and analytics field for the development of systems and technologies to aid in decision making process; c) new researchers and/or new institutions from PCIEERD regional consortia institution members for the development of research projects to address the needs and priorities of the region; and (d) researchers, practitioners in the blockchain technology for the development of appropriate systems

The Council shall provide funding support for the following:

a. Institution Development Program (IDP) for establishment of research facilities/laboratories
b. Regional Research Institution (RRI) for new researchers and new institution members of the consortia
c. Good Governance through Data Science and Decision Support Systems (GODDESS) for LGU, NGA, academic institutions and MSMEs
d. Experts Intervention for Scientific Engagement for Regional Consortia (ExperTISE) in collaboration with the existing industries based on priorities of the region which is within the PCIEERD priority sectors.
e. Blockchain Program for DOST, its attached agencies and regional offices.

Closing date: February 22, 2023 5:00 P.M.

Call for Proposals: 2023 Manila Economic and Cultural Office-Taipei Economic Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) Joint Research Project Call for Proposals

We are pleased to announce that the 2023 MECO-TECO Call for Proposals is now open. In pursuit of cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Taiwan, we are calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas:

• Virology
• Artificial Intelligence
o Biomedicine
o Smart Farming
o Unmanned Vehicle Systems
o Disaster Risk Reduction
o Smart Cities (gov’t services)
o Transportation
• Green Technologies
o Innovative Renewable Energy Technologies
o Low Carbon Technologies
o Green Architecture
o Marine Blue Carbon
• Nutritional Genomics
• Nanotechnology
• Materials Informatics
• Quantum Computing
• Antimicrobial Resistance
• Biotechnology for Livestocks
• Robotics
• Intelligent Manufacturing

The modes of cooperation include joint research/study, exchange of scientists/technical experts, capacity building, scientific and technical access to facilities, provision of professional services, organization of scientific conferences, symposia, training courses, and workshops and exhibitions and the Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP).

Submission of Capsule Proposals (for DOST & NSTC) February 15, 2023

Interested parties are advised to coordinate with prospective counterparVcollaborator in Taiwan to craft the capsule proposals. The Filipino researcher must submit the capsule proposal to the respective DOST Council while the Taiwanese counterpart will submit the same to NSTC for review and evaluation. Only capsule proposals that are endorsed for further submission of full-blown proposals will undergo technical review and possible approval by both DOST and NSTC.

The necessary DOST-GIA forms for capsule proposal submissions may be downloaded at http:// For further inquiries, you may contact Ms. Andrea Velasquez-Agapito of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation. at Tel. No.: +632-8-838-8376 or email at / (cc: oasec
Thank you.