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Government opens P2.6 billion call for R&D proposals

The Department of Science and Technology—Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) has started accepting research and development of science and technology proposals for funding in 2023.

DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit encouraged researchers to submit their brightest ideas and engage the Council’s program managers to bring out the best in these concepts.

“We look forward to the submissions of our researchers for this year’s call for proposals. Research and development continues to thrive in the Philippines amid the pandemic and we believe that out of the uncertainties will innovative ideas bloom,” he said.

DOST-PCIEERD intends to support a total of 235 research projects under priority areas identified.

From this number, 171 will be funded through the PCIEERD Grants-in-Aid and 64 will be funded under the DOST Grants-in-Aid.

If all the proposals get the nod, around P2.6 billion will be allotted to fund these 235 projects to be financed equally by PCIEERD GIA and DOST GIA.

The 2023 Call for Proposals is for specific priority areas in the industry, energy, and emerging technology sectors identified in the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) 2017-2022 aimed at improving the innovation system to leverage the country’s economic progress through the formulation of sectoral roadmaps.

The 17 priority areas for the 2023 proposals include Energy and Utilities Sector; Food; Process; Mining and Minerals; Metals and Engineering; Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; Optics and Photonics, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI); Convergence of Emerging Technologies/Industry 4.0 and Smarter Cities; Environment; Disaster Mitigation; Creative Industries; Human Resource Institution and Development; and Science Communication.

Interested individuals may submit their research proposals until June 3, 2021.

For more information, visit https://pcieerd.dost.gov.ph/e-forms/418-dost-and-pcieerd-grants-in-aid-gia-program-call-for-proposals-for-cy2023-funding.

Topics: Department of Science and Technology , Enrico Paringit , PCIEERD Grants-in-Aid
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