Calling all TikTokers: DOST-PCIEERD is in search of new science communicators

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) is on the search for new social media Science and Technology Advocates of Research (STARs).

(Photo from DOST-PCIEERD)

In a statement, DOST-PCIEERD said that this is part of its aim to elevate its science and technology campaigns.

In partnership with the international social media platform TikTok, DOST PCIEERD launched the Pinoy Science STAR competition to look for the next generation of science communicators who will have the opportunity to communicate the various research endeavors supported by the DOST-PCIEERD.

The STAR Competition is open to the public, 18 years old and above, residents of the Philippines, and with an active Tiktok account.

The application will run from August 22 to September 22, 2022.

Ten winners will be chosen to be the main content creators of the Pinoy Science social media channels and feature PCIEERD’s projects and programs and other S&T and research and development (R&D) initiatives.

Promotional coupons amounting to P110,000 (around 2000 USD) and Tiktok and Pinoy Science exclusive merchandise also await the winners.

“At a time when everyone is barraged with so many alternative channels choices to engage, we should see to it that we supply social media with high-quality research-based information. Science and technology provide understanding and clarity to the pressing challenges w face today.” PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico C. Paringit said.

In October 2020, PCIEERD forged a collaboration with Tiktok Philippines to further promote scientific innovations to the public.

For more details about the Pinoy Science STAR Competition, visit