DOST urges researchers, scientists to submit proposals for R&D funding in 2025

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is encouraging researchers and scientists to submit their proposals for 2025 via the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) from May 1 to May 31, 2023.

DOST Secretary Renato Solidum, Jr. delivers the Keynote Speech during the kickoff event of the Call Conference in Mabalacat, Pampanga. (Photo courtesy of DOST)

DOST Secretary Renato Solidum, Jr. made the statement as the agency opened its call for proposals for R&D funding for the year 2025 at Mabalacat, Pampanga during the first leg of its nationwide campaign.

“Our role here would be to support innovation and provide a nurturing environment for researchers in the country. Ultimately, all our efforts are geared towards attaining higher productivity for industry, boosting our economy and attaining a better quality of life for every Filipino through technological and innovative solutions,” Solidum said. The Call for proposals has set priority areas from the four R&D councils of DOST.

For Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology, project proposals should focus on the following priority areas: energy; construction; utilities; transportation; food; process; mining and minerals; metals and engineering; advanced materials and nanotechnology; optics and photonics; information and communication technologies; electronics; artificial intelligence (AI); space technology application; convergence of emerging technologies/industry 4.0 and smarter cities; environment; disaster risk reduction-climate change adaptation (DRR-CCA); unmanned vehicle systems; creative industries (games, animation, and film); creative industries; capability development; and science communication.

For Health Research and Development, priority areas are Drug Discovery & Development (Tuklas Lunas®), functional foods, nutrition, and safety, reemerging and emerging diseases, OMIC technologies for health, diagnostics, biomedical engineering for health, digital and frontier technologies for health, disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in health, and mental health.

For agriculture, priority crop research areas include mango, coffee, and sugarcane. DOST is also looking for R&D projects in managing economically important emerging pests and animal feeds resource enhancement.

In basic research, priority areas are: Those that generate discoveries and new scientific knowledge/information; Those that forge linkages between the government mainly local government units (LGUs), academe, industry sector, and civil society; Those that serve as the basis for evidence-based policymaking and program development, through the fusion of science and the arts, technology, and innovation and 4) Those that ensure translation and transfer of social technologies to the people and various publics. Through effective management of funds in key sectors, DOST investment in high-impact and sustainable programs that are significant in addressing national concerns.

This aligns with the research priorities along four major areas: human well-being promotion, wealth creation, wealth protection, and sustainability.

DOST encourages the early submission of quality research proposals. Interested parties may visit the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) at this website