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 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 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


Visit to register. 
Deadline of submissions is on April 15, 2016.



Call for Proposals for CY 2016-2017 (TECHNICOM Program)

This is an official call for proposals for CY 2016-2017 funding opportunity of the Technology Innovation for Commercialization (TECHNICOM) Program, one of the Department of Science and Technology's (DOST) flagship programs being implemented by Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI).

TECHNICOM Program provides assistance to commercially-viable breakthroughs that are on its pre-commercialization phase. For your reference see attached document highlighting the scope of assistance and submission process.

For inquiries, you may get in touch with Engr. Marvin Eric O. Dela Cruz and/or Ms. Irene Vee O. Esteban of TECHNICOM Program Unit at (02) 837-2071 loc. 2157/2167, 0927-398-5336 or telefax (02) 838-1127 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme

Re-sharing this funding opportunity:

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation announced that up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to prospective leaders from non-European transition or developing countries who are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change. The young climate experts will come to Germany for a year to work alongside a host of their own choosing on a research-related project.

The closing date for applications is 1 March. The fellowships will begin on 1 March 2017. Visit for detailed information on the programme and the online application package. An information sheet (in German, English, Spanish and Portuguese) can be downloaded from The fellowships are funded under the Federal Environment Ministry's International Climate Initiative. Please note that anyone who has already received sponsorship from the Humboldt Foundation is not entitled to apply for this fellowship.