OVPAA Call for Proposals for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant

Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Memorandum No. OVPAA 2015-41

From: Gisela P. Concepcion, Ph.D.
          Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Subject: Call for Proposals for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant


This is to announce the call for proposals for the Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant (ECWRG). Following the guidelines approved during the 1299th Board of Regents meeting on 31 July 2014, we are inviting submissions from Instructors, (Instructor 4 and higher), REPS (with the rank of University Researcher), and Assistant Professors to Professors. Only fully accomplished forms using the prescribed format will be accepted by the OVPAA.

Forms can be downloaded from the OVPAA website (ovpaa.up.edu.ph)
. The deadline for submitting proposals to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) or equivalent unit is on 30 August 2015.

All submitted proposals will be subjected to technical and administrative review by the constituent unit's (CU) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development/Extension prior to submission to the OVPAA. The technical review will be done by external reviewers (i.e. from a different CU) to be selected by the CU's respective OVCRD/OVCRE.

All refereed proposal (whether with favourable reviews or not) together with the proposal evaluation form (with the names of the reviewers indicated) shall be submitted by the CU to the OVPAA by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) on or before 30 October 2015.

Thank you. 

Thank you.

Search for the 2015 Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia Recognition Award for Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology

The search for the 2015 Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia Recognition Award for Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).

Dr. Garcia was a world-renowned scientist. He had been a faculty member of the UP College of Medicine and Manila Central University, and was awarded the most outstanding professor of the University. He also became a guest scientist at the School of Tropical Medicine at the Tulane University of Louisiana, and research fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Malaria Research Laboratory, Talahassee, Florida, USA.

The deadline of submission of nominations to the OVCRE is on 25 September 2015. Further details are attached.

Procurement Seminar-Workshop on R&D

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Administration (OVPA), the UP System Supply & Property Management Office (UPS SPMO), and the UP Diliman Supply & Property Management Office (UPD SPMO) will jointly hold a Procurement Seminar-Workshop on R & D.

The said Seminar-Workshop will focus on the following:

  1. Preparation of the Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP) and the Annual Procurement Plan (APP);
  2. Development of Technical Specifications for equipment, services, and other items;
  3. Formulation of the Cost Estimate for the item to be procured;
  4. Generation of Price Quotations or canvass;
  5. Determination of the appropriate Mode of Procurement and their Requisites;
  6. Apprise project leaders on Outsource Procurement Agents such as the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC); and
  7. Provide information on recent circulars from DBM, GPPB, and COA relevant to R & D procurement.

The schedule for UPLB will be on 28 September 2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, NCAS Auditorium.

The memo from the Office of the UP President is also attached for reference. The schedule in the memo has been changed to the one mentioned above.

2016 Manila Economic and Cultural Office-Taipei Economic Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) Joint Research Project Call for Proposals

Sharing an announcement from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) website:

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 MECO-TECO Call for Proposals is now open. In pursuit of cooperation in Science and Technology between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, formerly the National Science Council) of Taipei, the DOST is calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals for implementation on 01 June 2016. It is necessary that proponents coordinate with their counterpart/collaborator in Taipei with whom they will work with on the project. As a requirement, proposals must be submitted to DOST while their Taiwanese counterpart must submit the same proposal (with the same title for identification) to MOST for separate review and evaluation. Only projects approved by both sides will be implemented under this cooperation scheme. Project proposals to be submitted must fall under any of the following identified priority areas for cooperation:

  1. Genomics, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology for Agriculture
  2. Water Resource Management
  3. Volcano, Ocean, Typhoon, and Earthquake
  4. Climate Change and Environment
  5. Omics for Personalized Medicine
  6. Use of Sensors towards Smart Cities (intelligent transport system, smart buildings, road condition monitoring and digital health for senior citizens)

Modes of cooperation include joint research/study, exchange of scientists/technical experts, capacity building, scientific and technical access to facilities, provision of professional services, organization of scientific conferences, symposia, training courses, workshops and exhibitions and the Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP). Interested parties may download the necessary forms at http://www.dost.gov.ph.Submission of proposals is until 31 December 2015 to be sent to the International Technology Cooperation Unit (ITCU), Room 301, 3rd floor, DOST building, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City and e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Attachments are also included below.

USAID STRIDE Call for Grants Applications Now Open!

USAID STRIDE RESEARCH GRANTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS


USAID STRIDE invites Philippine academic institutions to submit applications for research in agribusiness, fisheries, and food manufacturing. Applications from the following will be considered:

  1. Philippine academic institutions in Batangas, Bohol/Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa/Palawan and Zamboanga, in line with USAID's Cities Development Inititative (CDI).
  2. Any Philippine academic institution in partnership with institutions located in Batangas, Bohol/Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa/Palawan and Zamboanga.
  3. All research proposals should have a clear link to inclusive economic growth.

USAID STRIDE is targeting the following specific sectors:

  • Agribusiness
  • Fisheries
  • Food manufacturing

GRANTS INFORMATION:

Visit www.stride.org.ph to register. 
Deadline of submissions is on April 15, 2016.