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: 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: 
    • 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:

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