Day: December 6, 2023


We are pleased to announce that the DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging
Technology (DOST-PCIEERD) is opening a call for proposals for the PCIEERD Balik Scientist Program Research Grant.

The Balik Scientist Program (BSP) aims to promote science and technology information
exchange and accelerate the flow of new and critical research and development into the
country by inviting Filipino (or of Filipino descent) experts abroad to lend their
knowledge and skills locally. The objective of this program is to strengthen and increase
the scientific and technological manpower of the academe, government, and other
private institutions throughout the country thereby spurring national progress.

To complement the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s current efforts of
inviting potential Balik Scientists, the Philippine Council of Industry, Energy, and
Emerging Technology Research Division (PCIEERD) is opening its doors to new and
ongoing Medium and Longterm PCIEERD Balik Scientists to submit an R&D proposal
based on their current engagement and/or addressing a pressing industry, energy, and
emerging technology (IEET) concerns.

This call for proposal is seeking Balik Scientists to usher in new perspectives,
technologies, and solutions on IEET topics—power and energy, food security, clean
water and sanitation, carbon neutrality and circular economy, blue economy and
maritime, transportation and logistics, and modern materials and methods for industry
advancement and entrepreneurship. Alternatively, a host institution may seek to engage
a Balik Scientist to improve their science and technology endeavors in these areas and
may actively present an R&D proposal with an already identified Balik Scientist and
submit it to this call.

The deadline for the submission is on January 24, 2024. You can submit your application through this link: For the proposal please access and complete this form: DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS)

2024 Schedule of Call for Proposals for the DOST Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Program

Submission to the councils will be open from March 1-15, 2024. For further inquiries, you may contact the councils at:

1st Call for Thesis/Research Proposals for Funding by the NIH Student Research Grant 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Office of the Executive Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is now accepting first (1st) batch of applications for the NIH Student Research Grant for CY 2024. This grant provides funding support for thesis/research projects of UP Manila undergraduate, masteral, PhD, and medical students.

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/research adviser should endorse the application and will be responsible for financial disbursements and liquidation of funds. Successful applicants are strongly encouraged to publish their results in reputable peer-reviewed journals, and are required to submit to NIH their manuscript in a publishable format ready for submission. Kindly submit electronic copies of the following requirements on or before 31 January 2024:

  1. Word file and pdf of the full thesis/research proposal
    Note: Please include Line-Item Budget (LIB) and Work Plan/Gantt chart of activities in your thesis/research proposal. All annexes (e.g. ICFs, interview questions, etc.) should be attached to the proposal and not be submitted as separate files.
  2. Endorsement letter signed by the Thesis/Research Adviser, Department Chair, and College Dean
  3. Certificate of technical review approval from thesis review panel
  4. Certificate of ethics review approval or proof of submission to the appropriate ethics review panel (e.g. UPMREB/ IACUC/ IBBC/ etc.), if applicable; otherwise, secure a certificate of exemption from the appropriate panel
    Note: Ethics review approval/exemption must be secured within 2 months of the grant approval.
  5. Certificate of RGAO Registration (register at

Submissions should be sent via email to Ms. Katrina P. Mañago at For further inquiries and related concerns, you may coordinate with her at Room 109, NIH Building, UP Manila; send a message to the email address indicated above; or call 8526-4349.