Putting resources in projects that are directed towards specific sectors that have immediate impact to the economy or which directly address a pressing national concern is being practiced by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The PCIEERD research agenda is hinged on the government’s policy directions for: 1) Rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth; 2) Poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable; and 3) Integrity of the environment and climate change adaption and mitigation.
The PCIEERD is now ready to accept research and development (R&D) proposals for funding opportunity in CY 2015 from public and private universities, research and development institutes (RDIs), R&D consortia, non-profit S&T networks and organizations, and other proponents seeking funding for their R&D initiatives. This funding opportunity intends to encourage S&T collaboration and applied research among these agencies and institutions.
Accordingly. the R&D proposals should be directed towards harnessing the potential of emerging technologies, expand technology development and innovation for the industry and energy sectors, and develop S&T interventions and solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction. In keeping with its directed research, funding opportunity will be prioritized for R&D proposals that fall under the following areas: 1) Appropriate Technologies for Industry Competitiveness; 2) Sustainable Energy; 3) Sustainable Mass Transport; and 4) Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.
The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately PHP500,000,000 under the PCIEERD Grants-In-Aid. The PCIEERD-DOST anticipates R&D award ranging from approximately PHP500,000 to PHP10,000,000 of research agreements resulting from this announcement, subject to availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Likewise, PCIEERD foresees about 40 research agreements under this announcement, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals.