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Call for Research Proposal: 2021 Grand Challenges Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has launched four requests for proposals through the Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action, inaugurating this new member of the Grand Challenges family of initiatives, and one request for proposals through Grand Challenges, building on an earlier program. Please check the website at the links below for more information, now including translated descriptions – the application deadline is January 13, 2022.

Strengthening Data Science Capacity and the Ecosystem: Enabling Data-Centered Public Health Interventions
Building Malaria Modeling Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Digital Health Services for Pregnant Women to Support Antenatal Risk Stratification in Sub-Saharan Africa
Innovations in Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases
Metagenomic Next Generation Sequencing to Detect, Identify, and Characterize Pathogens

For more information about the grant opportunities, please visit: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/grant-opportunities

Call for Research Proposal: Global Alliance for Chronic Disease

We are pleased to announce that the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) has a new call for research proposal.

The new call focuses on taking a life course approach to reducing and preventing common non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) and/or disadvantaged populations in high-income countries (HICs).

The GACD seeks to fund international, collaborative, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural teams. While only qualified researchers can apply for this funding opportunity, collaboration with stakeholders such as community and patient groups, local policymakers, public and clinical health professionals, NGOs and others whose organisations or communities might benefit from the research, is essential. The GACD has created a new find-a-collaborator tool to facilitate partnerships.

Nine international funding agencies have confirmed being part of this call so far and other agencies may join on a rolling basis. Subscribers to this mailing list will receive an update when a new funding agency joins the call. Each funding agency participating in this call has specific requirements which are detailed in the agency-specific information on our website.

Unless otherwise noted, the application deadline is on 31 May 2022 at 11:59pm UTC.

You can visit our call webpage to find out more details about eligibility and how to apply.

For further details please download this file: GACD Call for proposal

Call for Research or Thesis Proposals for Funding by the UPM-National Institutes of Health, UPM Student Research Grant 2021

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 2021. This grant provides funding support for thesis/research of UP Manila undergraduate students, medical students, and masteral students without scholarship.

A research grant of up to P40,000.00 each shall be given to deserving research projects to subsidize expenses for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) only. For further information please visit this link: https://rgao.upm.edu.ph/funding-opportunities/nih/nih-upm-student-researcher-grant/

Call for Full Proposals for Funding by the UPM-NIH Research Fund 2022

We are pleased to announce that the research proposals for the funding for fiscal year 2022 are now being accepted by the Office of the Executive Director, National Institutes of Health. A research grant of up to P300,000.00 each shall be given to deserving research projects to subsidize expenses for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) only. For further information please visit this link: https://rgao.upm.edu.ph/funding-opportunities/nih/nih-upm-faculty-reps-research-grant/

Call for proposals: Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program

We are pleased to announce that the DOST – Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program released a call for research proposals.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is implementing the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy
(CRADLE) Program as part of its Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of R&D Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness under the Science for Change Program.

Through the CRADLE Program, an industry is expected to identify a problem while its partner Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Research Development Institution (RDI) will undertake the necessary research and development (R&D) to find solutions. A CRADLE project can have a maximum funding of Php 5M, to be completed for a period of one to three years.

GENERAL CRITERIA
Who may apply?1
Any duly recognized HEI/RDI* with a proven track record in R&D in partnership with at least one Filipino-owned company which has been operating for at least 3 years.
*Please note that the academic institution prepares and submits the project proposal while collaborating with the partner company.
What are the requirements for eligibility of the industry partner?
To be an eligible industry partner, the company must:

  1. Be Filipino-owned
  2. Be operating in the Philippines for at least 3 years and be able to provide of active compliance with statutory regulations
  3. Provide at least 20% of the project cost as counterpart funding (in cash, in kind, or person-hours)
  4. Commit to adopt the output of the research (by signing a technology adoption certificate). Plans for the use of the proposed technology and the mode of technology transfer after the project must be included and clearly discussed in the business plan.
  5. Show how the research output will be adopted

What types of proposals may be submitted?

All proposals must be in line with the priority R&D areas and industries identified by the DOST and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), namely:

  1. Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry
  2. Agri-processing
  3. Drug and Herbal Development
  4. Food and Nutrition
  5. Information and Communications Technology (includes Artificial Intelligence)
  6. IC Design
  7. Semiconductor and Electronics
  8. Infrastructure and Logistics
  9. Manufacturing
  10. Environment and Climate Change
  11. Industrial Waste Treatment
  12. Renewable Energy
  13. Creative Industries/Knowledge-based Services

What are the application requirements?

  • Capsule proposal using the DOST Form No. 1A and 1B (downloadable at www. dost.gov.ph);
  • Letter of intent signed by both the HEI/RDI and the industry partner;
  • Certification from the industry partner that they will adopt
    the R&D output;
  • Copy of business permits and licenses of the industry partner
    from relevant LGUs and other government offices; and
  • Certificate of Registration of Business Name with DTI, SEC,
    or CDA
    Other requirements that may be needed:
  • Full-blown proposal using DOST Form No. 2A and 2B
    (downloadable at the DOST website: www.dost.gov.ph)
  • Financial statements in the past three years for the industry
    partner duly signed by a CPA/Auditor, and projected financial
    statements for the next five years
  • Business plan, including details of how the research outputs
    from the projects will be used

Submit your proposal, either by post or email, to:
Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development 2/F ADMATEL Bldg., DOST Compound Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City Email address: s4c.ousecrd@gmail.com

Call for Proposal: Women-Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise) Program

We are pleased to announce that the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is announcing its new program for women-led startups. We would like to invite qualified applicants to the Call for Proposals for the Women- Helping-Women: Innovating Social Enterprises (WHWise) Program. The program will support women social entrepreneurs who has a need to access technology, early stage funding and customized gender-focused support.

How to apply?

Step 1: Prepare a Full-Blown Proposal containing the following:

  1. Title of the proposed project
  2. Duration of the proposed project
  3. Description of the customized incubation program and activities that will support women-led enterprises onboarded onto the program
  4. Objective and scope of the proposed project
  5. Methodology and expected outputs
  6. A work plan or Gantt Chart of activities
  7. Curriculum vitae of the project leader
  8. Line-Item-Budget
  9. Endorsement letter from the Agency Head

Step 2: Step 2: Submit the Full-Blown Proposal to the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) through this link: http://dpmis.dost.gov.ph starting May 14 to June 15, 2021.
How will we assess your application? The project proposal shall be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Social and Environmental Impacts
    Program Design for the women-led enterprises
  2. Management Capability the technical and managerial capacity of the proponent Demonstrates a competent and experienced leadership
    Availability of competent and reliable workforce and facilities
  3. Manageable Timeframe Appropriate workplan to execute the proposed program design
  4. Network Linkage Women industry partners, mentors, advisers, and potential investors to be involved in the project

Requirements for the proposal include the following:

  • Letter of Intent and Endorsement from the head of the institution addressed to: 
    • DR. ENRICO C. PARINGIT 
    • Executive Director 
    • Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) 
    • Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 
    • 4th and 5th Level, Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City 1631 
  • Detailed DOST-GIA Proposal Format through the DPMIS
  • Supplementary Files uploaded:
    • Scientific Basis/Theoretical Framework
    • Workplan
    • Gender and Development Score
    • Details of Line-Item Budget
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Curriculum Vitae of Proponent/Project Leader

Further info can be seen at: https://pcieerd.dost.gov.ph/news/latest-news/419-dost-pcieerd-to-support-women-social-entrepreneurs

Or download this file:

Call for proposals: Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program

We are pleased to announce that the DOST – Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program released a call for research proposals.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is implementing the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy
(CRADLE) Program as part of its Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of R&D Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness under the Science for Change Program.

Through the CRADLE Program, an industry is expected to identify a problem while its partner Higher Education Institution (HEI) or Research Development Institution (RDI) will undertake the necessary research and development (R&D) to find solutions. A CRADLE project can have a maximum funding of Php 5M, to be completed for a period of one to three years.

GENERAL CRITERIA
Who may apply?1
Any duly recognized HEI/RDI* with a proven track record in R&D in partnership with at least one Filipino-owned company which has been operating for at least 3 years.
*Please note that the academic institution prepares and submits the project proposal while collaborating with the partner company.
What are the requirements for eligibility of the industry partner?
To be an eligible industry partner, the company must:

  1. Be Filipino-owned
  2. Be operating in the Philippines for at least 3 years and be able to provide of active compliance with statutory regulations
  3. Provide at least 20% of the project cost as counterpart funding (in cash, in kind, or person-hours)
  4. Commit to adopt the output of the research (by signing a technology adoption certificate). Plans for the use of the proposed technology and the mode of technology transfer after the project must be included and clearly discussed in the business plan.
  5. Show how the research output will be adopted

What types of proposals may be submitted?

All proposals must be in line with the priority R&D areas and industries identified by the DOST and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), namely:

  1. Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry
  2. Agri-processing
  3. Drug and Herbal Development
  4. Food and Nutrition
  5. Information and Communications Technology (includes Artificial Intelligence)
  6. IC Design
  7. Semiconductor and Electronics
  8. Infrastructure and Logistics
  9. Manufacturing
  10. Environment and Climate Change
  11. Industrial Waste Treatment
  12. Renewable Energy
  13. Creative Industries/Knowledge-based Services

What are the application requirements?

  • Capsule proposal using the DOST Form No. 1A and 1B (downloadable at www. dost.gov.ph);
  • Letter of intent signed by both the HEI/RDI and the industry partner;
  • Certification from the industry partner that they will adopt
    the R&D output;
  • Copy of business permits and licenses of the industry partner
    from relevant LGUs and other government offices; and
  • Certificate of Registration of Business Name with DTI, SEC,
    or CDA
    Other requirements that may be needed:
  • Full-blown proposal using DOST Form No. 2A and 2B
    (downloadable at the DOST website: www.dost.gov.ph)
  • Financial statements in the past three years for the industry
    partner duly signed by a CPA/Auditor, and projected financial
    statements for the next five years
  • Business plan, including details of how the research outputs
    from the projects will be used

Submit your proposal, either by post or email, to:
Office of the Undersecretary for Research and Development 2/F ADMATEL Bldg., DOST Compound Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City Email address: s4c.ousecrd@gmail.com

Call for Proposals: Niche Centers in the Regions (NICER)

We are pleased to announce that the Niche Centers in the Regions (NICER) released a call for research proposals.

The Niche Centers in the Regions (NICER) for R&D is a component of the DOST’s Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of Research and Development Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness under the Science for Change Program.

The DOST, through the NICER Program will capacitate Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the regions to make significant improvement in regional research by integrating its development needs with the existing R&D research capabilities and resources. It will provide institutional grant for R&D capacity building to improve their S&T infrastructure.

What are the application requirements?

  • Capsule proposal with at least three (3) component R&D projects using DOST Form No. 1A and 1B;
  • Line Item Budget for the whole program with breakdown for each corresponding component project;
  • CV of project leader and all co-researchers/ implementers; and,
  • Endorsement of the RDC for the full blown proposal (once the Capsule proposal is endorsed)
    Other additional requirements for submission:
     inventory of MS/PhD faculty members and researchers
     number of graduate students (MS/PhD) per course
     list of existing R&D centers and Technology Licensing Office
     list of publications of involved personnel
     list of collaborating and cooperating partner universities with corresponding letter(s) of support

Deadline of submissions is on 3 June 2021

For further details you can visit the DOST Website at this link: https://www.dost.gov.ph/23-announcements/2218-call-for-proposals-2022.html

Call for Policy Papers on Higher Education Interventions for the Better Normal

We are pleased to announce that the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies is seeking to publish the latest policy and research papers on higher education.

In line with the UP CIDS program goals, they are hoping you can compose a Policy Paper of about 3,000 to 6,000 words on the interventions of the University wants to deliver a better normal for our constituencies during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Policy Paper, the proponent can discuss the context and content of, among others, your pandemic-related past memoranda as well as current and future initiatives.

To aid you in crafting your Policy Paper, we have attached a copy of our consolidated resources which includes reports and school/HEIs memos related to COVID-19 response. For this call, the policy paper outline is as follows:
• Situation analysis
• Pandemic response framework
• Administrative, technological, and andragogical interventions
• Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms

Deadline of submission of manuscript is on 31 March 2021. Should you need more information you can email Ms. Marrhon Mangalus at msmangalus@up.edu.ph