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)