|CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PCIEERD HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (HRDP) - FOR 2024 FUNDING
| DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology (DOST-PCIEERD)
|November 15, 2023 (8:00 A.M.)
|January 24, 2024 (5:00 P.M.)
|40 Working Days - BSP HOST Program
|any working day after securing MOU approval and release of funds
R&D Proposal: DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS)
BSP Application: https://bsp.dost.gov.ph/online_application
The Balik Scientist Program (BSP) aims to promote science and technology information exchange and accelerate flow of new and critical research and development into the country by inviting Filipino (or of Filipino descent) experts abroad to lend their knowledge and skills locally. The objective of this program is to strengthen and increase the scientific and technological manpower of the academe, government, and other private institutions throughout the country thereby spurring national progress.
To complement Department of Science and Technology (DOST)’s current efforts of inviting potential Balik Scientists, the Philippine Council of Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research Division (PCIEERD) is opening its doors to new and ongoing Medium and Longterm PCIEERD Balik Scientists to submit an R&D proposal based on their current engagement and/or addressing a pressing industry, energy, and emerging technology (IEET) concerns.
This call for proposal is seeking Balik Scientists to usher in new perspectives, technologies, and solutions on IEET topics—power and energy, food security, clean water and sanitation, carbon neutrality and circular economy, blue economy and maritime, transportation and logistics, and modern materials and methods for industry advancement and entrepreneurship. Alternatively, a host institution may seek to engage a Balik Scientist to improve their science and technology endeavors in these areas and may actively present an R&D proposal with an already identified Balik Scientist and submit it to this call.
PCIEERD is ready to accept research proposals from new or ongoing Medium and LongTerm Balik Scientists or from prospective Balik Scientists who have already identified and secured a Host Institution willing to engage the Balik Scientist for the proposed project. The R&D proposal will be evaluated separately parallel to the evaluation of the BSP Application. The full-blown proposal and expertise of the new/ongoing, or potential Balik Scientist should be aligned with the PCIEERD sectoral priority areas identified under the industry, energy, and emerging technology sectors.
As much as Php Five (5) Million pesos for Long-Term Balik Scientists and Php Two (2) Million pesos, for Medium-Term balik scientists may be granted during their term of stay. The amount indicated is on a per project basis and based on current GIA guidelines, researchers are allowed to have as much as three concurrent projects. Take note that this is a competitive grant and not an outright one. The proposal still must be carefully evaluated by chosen panel of experts and PCIEERD.
For those who are interested in applying to this special call, kindly read on and apply