Time to shine!: DOST-PCIEERD allocates P2.6 billion to support 235 research projects

Published May 3, 2021, 10:54 AM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

To all Filipino researchers, it’s your time to shine.

The Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) has started accepting Monday, May 3, research and development (R&D)/science and technology (S&T) proposals for funding in 2023.


DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit urged researchers to get in touch with their program managers to bring out the best in their proposals.

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

The DOST’s Council has allocated P2.6 billion to support a total of 235 research projects under 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.

Of the 235 research projects, 171 will be funding through the PCIEERD Grants-in-Aid (GIA) and 64 will be funded under the DOST Grants-in-Aid (GIA), the DOST-PCIEERD said.

“If all the proposals get the nod, around P2.6 billion will be allotted to fund these 235 projects, where in the P1.3 billion will come from the PCIEERD GIA, and another P1.3 billion will be from the DOST GIA,” it said.

There are 17 priority areas for the 2023 proposals. These 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.

“This funding opportunity encourages S&T collaboration and applied research among Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), government Research and Development Institutes (RDIs), and non-profit S&T networks and organizations seeking funding for their R&D/S&T initiatives,” the DOST-PCIEERD said.

The Council will accept research proposals until June 3, 2021.

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