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Opportunity status:   Open
Funders:  DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (DOST-PCIEERD)
Co-Funders: Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines (DOST)
Funding type:   Grant
Publication date:   4 June 2021
Opening date:   5 June 2021 8:00AM
Closing date:   23 July 2021 5:00PM
Evaluation Period:  
Start of Project: October 1, 2021
Submit through: DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS)
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The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is ready to accept YIP proposals for 2021. This Call for Proposals is aligned to the specific priority areas identified in the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) 2017-2022 in the areas of industry, energy, emerging technology and other special concerns. This funding opportunity encourages young talented students from high school to undergraduate levels who wish to gain research experience by engaging in a research activity under a mentor. Duration of the research must be for a maximum of 1 year.

YOUNG INNOVATORS PROGRAM (YIP)

A. Scope of Capability Development Areas

Proposals must be aligned with the following areas for funding consideration.

PCIEERD Sectoral Coverage

Industry: 

  • Electronic & Semi-Conductor Industries 
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Metals and Engineering
  • Food Processing
  • Process

Energy: 

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation

Emerging Technology 

  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology 
  • Genomics / Biotechnology
  • Information & Communications Technology 
  • Space Technology Applications 
  • Photonics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Creative Industries

Special Concerns 

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Disaster Risk Reduction & Management 
  • Environment
  • Human Security 

 

B. Expected Outputs, Outcomes, and Perceived Impact


The research must produce at least one of the 6Ps as output, as indicated under IV.3.n of this document.  The outputs, outcomes and impacts are defined as follows:

  1. Outputs - Resulting academic outputs such as: publications, patents filed, products developed, facilities and partnerships established, people trained and graduated, public service provided, and science-based policies passed or prepared from the completion of projects. Effort has to be made to always cite or recognize the funding that was provided by DOST in all resulting outputs.
  2. Outcomes - The effects or change directly realized from the delivery of research outputs beyond academic knowledge and project manpower development.
  3. Impacts - Direct or indirect changes in the economy, environment, or society beyond contributions to academic knowledge and manpower development that may still be attributed to the project.

 

FUNDING AWARD INFORMATION

A. Fund Information

All projects approved under the DOST - PCIEERD YIP are entitled to the following grant:

Stipend/living allowance

HS student P12,000/mo (individual/group)

BS student P15,000/mo (individual/group)

Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) covering any of the following:

·     Laboratory expenses

·     Equipment rental

·     Testing consumables/fees

·     Printing expenses

·     Communication expenses

·     Representation expenses

·     Research-related travel expenses

·     Other supplies and materials (subject for approval based on the submitted line-item-budget)

Maximum of:

  HS student               PhP250,000.00

  BS student               PhP500,000.00

Honoraria for mentor

PhP8,800/month

Other Professional Services

PhP5,000.00 (Terminal Financial Report Auditing Services

Other Professional Services may be provided only if there is a valid need to consult with other mentors.

 

 B. Proposal Submission

All proposals should be submitted through the e-Proposals submission facility https:// dpmis.dost.gov.ph from 25 June 2021 until 23 July 2021.  The closing date for the submission of full-blown proposals is on 23 July 2021 at 5:00 PM. A notification will be issued to eligible entities whose proposals have been evaluated and shortlisted on or before 09 August 2021.

 

C. Commencement Period for Approved Project

The target commencement period for approved projects is on 01 October 2021. Sending out the result of the evaluation and notice of award of successful applicants will vary depending on the schedule of approval.

 

D. Type of Funding

The funding for selected projects will be in the form of a contract of award under the DOST - PCIEERD Young Innovators Program. Research agreements permit substantial involvement of the DOST - PCIEERD designated R&D Managers and the selected applicants in the performance of the work supported. Although DOST - PCIEERD will negotiate precise terms and conditions relating to substantial involvement as part of the award process, the anticipated substantial Government involvement for this project will be to:

  • Provide financial support to the Grantee in the amount indicated in the approved Line-Item-Budget, for the entire duration of the research;
  • Close monitoring of the successful applicants’ performance to verify the results reported by the applicant; and,
  • Review and comment reports prepared under the research agreement.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

A. Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must:

  • Be a Filipino citizen
  • Not be more than 25 years old
  • Be a Full-time HS/BS student involved in research/ innovation activities and currently enrolled in the sending institution within the duration of the project:
    • for HS, individual or group with a maximum of 5 members
    • for BS, individual or group with a maximum of 3 members
  • Undertake a research aligned with the PCIEERD sectoral priority areas / HNRDA
  • Not a previous YIP Grantee

 

The mentor must:

  • Be a faculty from the same sending institution;
  • With background/ expertise on the proposed study/project

 

B. Threshold Criteria

The following are requirements during proposal submission to ensure consideration for funding:

  1. Only proposals from Eligible Entities that meet all of the criteria will be evaluated against the ranking factors in Section V of this announcement. Applicants found ineligible for funding consideration as a result of the threshold eligibility review will be notified within 15 calendar days of the ineligibility determination.
  2. Proposals (including all project documents submitted) must be written in English.
  3. Proposals must comply with the proposal submission instructions and requirements set forth in Section IV of this announcement, otherwise these proposals will be rejected.
  4. Proposals must be received by the DOST - PCIEERD on or before the proposal submission deadline specified in Section II.B of this announcement. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their proposals reach the DOST - PCIEERD on the set deadline of submission.
  5. Proposals received after the submission deadline will be considered late and returned to the sender without further consideration unless the applicant can clearly demonstrate that lateness was due to mishandling on the part of DOST - PCIEERD. However, this can be re-submitted in the next cycle of applications.

PROPOSAL INFORMATION

A. Content of e-Proposals

 

  1. Letter of Intent and Endorsement: Together with the proposal, DOST-PCIEERD requires submission of a formal letter of intent from the applicant and an endorsement from the authorized head of organization (you may attach it as part of your submission in the DPMIS).
  2. The authorized head of the organization will also be the principal signatory of their organization for the research agreement award. The letter of Intent and Endorsement Letter should be addressed to:

               DR. ENRICO C. PARINGIT

               Executive Director 

              Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology 

              Research and Development (PCIEERD) 

              Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 

              5th Level, Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound

              Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City

  1. Proposal Format: Applicants shall follow the DOST GIA Proposal Format for R&D which will be accomplished in the e-Proposal portal at dpmis.dost.gov.ph. 
  1. Project Title – The title should reflect the specific capability development activity being proposed.
  2. Project Leader- refers to a project’s principal researcher/implementer. 
  3. Implementing Agency- the Department/College/institution/organization of the Project Leader. 
  4. Cooperating Agency/ies- refers to the agency/ies that support/s the project by participating in its implementation as collaborator, co-grantor, committed adopter of resulting technology, or potential investor in technology development.  
  5. Site/s of Implementation - location/s where the project will be conducted. Indicate municipality, district, province, and region.
  6. Project Duration – specific dates that the project will be undertaken (month/year)
  7. Total Project Cost- reflects the necessary support needed for Personnel Services, Maintenance and Operations, Equipment.  Specific HRDP/IDP program has different allowable expense items. 
  8. Funding Source– specific funding source, including counterpart funds. 
  9. Project Description- formally written declaration of the project and its idea and context to explain the goals and objectives to be reached and other relevant information that explains the need for the project and aims to describe the amount of work planned for implementation; refers to a simple explanation or depiction of the project that can be used as communication material.  
  10. Significance- refers to the alignment to national S&T priorities, strategic relevance to national development and sensitivity to Philippine political context, culture, tradition and gender and development. VIII. Review of Literature Refers to the following: (a) related research that have been conducted, state-of-the-art or current technologies from which the project will take off; (b) scientific/technical merit; (c) results of related research conducted by the same Project Leader, if any; (d) Prior Art Search, and; (e) other relevant 
  11. Objectives Statements of the general and specific purposes to address the problem areas of the project. 
  12. Methodology - Discuss here the following: (a) variables or parameters to be measured and evaluated or analyzed; (b) treatments to be used and their layout; (c) experimental procedures and design; (d) statistical analysis; (e) evaluation method and observations to be made, strategies for implementation (Conceptual/Analytical framework).
  13. Technology Roadmap (if applicable) A visual document that communicates the plan for technology. It is a flexible planning technique to support strategic and long-range planning by matching short- and long-term goals to specific technology solutions.
  14. Expected Outputs (6Ps) - Deliverables of the project based on the 6Ps metrics (Publication, Patent/Intellectual Property, Product, People Service, Place and Partnership, and Policy) and if applicable, defined as:
  • Publications - published aspect of the research, or the whole of it, in a scientific journal or conference proceeding for peer review, or in a popular form.  There should be definite identification of target publications (journal name, article title, authors), even at the proposal stage. At the monitoring stage, the percentage completion should be standardized (manuscript prepared, submitted, under review, revised, accepted). At the project end, the acknowledgment by publisher of the article manuscript submission should be provided 
  • Policy - science-based policy crafted and adopted by the government or academe as a result of the study.  The kind of policy issuance/s should be identified (RAs, DAO, MC even city/muni ordinance if that is where it would be applicable) and should be written in a manner consistent with what these policies would look like. These should not be just white papers loosely circulated.  It should be sent to target agencies/offices for consideration. 
  • People services - people or groups of people, who receive technical knowledge and training.  At the end of the project, the actual names of students involved should be indicated including degrees attained, papers written etc.
  • Partnerships - linkage forged because of the study.  MOAs/MOUs and letters of support should be submitted as supporting evidence/s.
  • Patents Patent/Intellectual Property- proprietary invention or scientific process for potential future profit.  At the end of the project, the applications submitted to IPOPhil must be attached in the report.
  • Product invention with a potential for commercialization.

o. Work Plan– specific activity to be undertaken per month to produce the promised results to attain the objectives of the project. 

p. Project Management - details on both the technical and administrative side of the project should be clearly indicated, including the sustainability plan to ensure continuity of the project amidst financial, social and environmental risks, including post-project implementation, if applicable.

q. Supplementary Files or other Attachments - These include related information on the proposed program/project like, resumes or curriculum vitae, support letters from relevant agencies/organizations, market supply/demand projections, and letter of intent & endorsement and others documents which is needed for the proposal submitted.   These can be submitted through the e-Proposals submission in DPMIS for this CFP as attachments. The following documents are required to be submitted as attachments:

  • Endorsement of the Head of Agency
  • Workplan - describe specific activities and/or methods to be undertaken and estimated timeline for each task. 
  • Project Team Information – Short description of the roles of each project staff, expertise/qualifications, and staff knowledge using DOST - PCIEERD Form J. The Applicant may want to expound on how the manpower resources can be obtained to successfully achieve the goals of the proposed project.
  • Letter of Intent/Letter of Cooperation from interested adopters of the project results (specifying role/s and monetary/in-kind contribution in the project)(if any)

REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS

Only proposals that meet the criteria set forth under Section III of this Call will be evaluated. Applicants should directly and explicitly address these criteria as part of their proposal submission.  Moreover, the research/work must:

  1. Be within the PCIEERD sectoral priority areas as indicated in the Harmonized National Research Development Agenda (HNRDA);
  2. Exhibit innovation or generation of new knowledge; or address special concern and not a duplication with existing or completed projects or technologies;
  3. Produce at least one of the 6Ps as output, preferably a product or patent.

The proposal will be subjected to the following screening process:

  1. Initial screening and shortlisting to be conducted by PCIEERD-HRIDD
  2. PCIEERD-HRIDD to present the shortlisted applicants to the Technical Panel
  3. Review of the shortlisted proposals/applications and selection of finalist (maximum of 10) will be done by the Technical Panel
  4. Confirmation of final grantees to be approved by the PCIEERD Management Team
  5. Announcement of the grantees to be done by PCIEERD HRIDD

Other Factors

The PCIEERD Management Team, based on the rankings and preliminary recommendation of the PCIEERD-HRIDD evaluation team and Technical Panel, will make final funding decisions. In making the final funding decisions, the Approving Authorities may also consider programmatic priorities and geographic diversity of grants.

AWARD ADMINISTRATION

A. Award Notices. All applicants will be notified on the status of their proposals once the evaluation is completed.

DOST - PCIEERD will notify the finalist, via telephone, electronic or postal mail on or before 13 September 2021. The notification informs the Applicant that his/her Proposal has been successfully passed the Technical Panel Evaluation confirmed by the PCIEERD Management Team.

  • This announcement of the grantees is NOT an authorization to begin implementation. The award notice signed by the DOST - PCIEERD Executive Director is the authorizing document and will be used for the execution of the project through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) among parties.
  • DOST - PCIEERD will also notify the unsuccessful applicant(s) via electronic or postal mail on or before 09 August 2021.

B. Administrative and DOST GIA Policy Requirement

The YIP award shall be governed by the DOST GIA Guidelines.

C. Reporting Requirement

Quarterly progress reports summarize technical progress, planned activities for the next quarter, summary of expenditures, and a detailed final report will be required. The final report shall be completed within 90 calendar days after the completion of the period of performance. Required forms are downloadable from the PCIEERD website and may be provided by the PCIEERD upon the awarding of the agreement to eligible applicants.

PCIEERD CONTACT

For further inquiries, the applicant may contact: Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST - PCIEERD)

ATTN:  RUBY RATERTA, Ph.D.

Chief

Human Resource and Institution Development Division (HRIDD)

DOST-PCIEERD

4th Level Science Heritage Building 

DOST Complex, Gen. Santos Ave. 

Bicutan, Taguig City 

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All questions or comments must be communicated in writing via postal mail, facsimile, or electronic mail to the above contact person.

 
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