Call for Nominations to the 2015 NAST PHL International Publications Awards and Incentives for Granted Patent and Utility Model Registrations

UPLB is enjoined to participate in the nomination/search for the 2015 NAST PHL's International Publication Award and Granted Patent and/or Utility Models Registration Award. 

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the NAST PHL, annually conducts the search for these two awards as an incentive to improve productivity and international visibility of the country's science and technology community. 

Nomination forms may be downloaded here through this post. Please submit all required forms to OVCRE on or before 11 September 2015, with electronic copies of all documents sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submissions will be evaluated by the UPLB Selection Committee for National Awards which was reconstituted through Administrative Order No. 253, Series of 2014 to screen/nominate UPLB personnel and units for external awards. 

One candidate for each award shall be nominated to the NAST PHL screening body. 

For further inquiries, you may call Ms. Mawen Q. Inzon at telephone number 536-2354.


Attached are the following:
1. OC Memo No. 65: Call for Nominations to the 2015 NAST PHL International Publications Awards and Incentives for Granted Patent and Utility Model Registrations
2. IPA Form (Word Document)
3. Granted Patents Form (Word Document)
4. NAST IPA and Patents Guidelines

Korea International Cooperation Agency - Academy Partnership Program

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is accepting project proposal/s under its Academy Partnership Program (APP) to promote the research capacity of local universities and research institutions. 
For those interested, the request form must be submitted on or before 19 May 2015 at the KOICA Office at 29/F Petron Megaplaza, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave, Makati City
You may contact them at (02) 403-9780 for inquiries.
Also attached are the following documents:
  1. KOICA Letter to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual
  2. Project Proposal Form

The Philippine Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Pursuant to the mandates under Executive Order No. 514 on Establishing the National Biosafety Framework, Prescribing Guidelines for its Implementation, Strengthening the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, and for Other Purposes, the UPLB Institutional Biosafety Committee would like to inform everyone of the The Philippines Biosafety Guidelines for Contained Used of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) published by the DOST-Biosafety Committee under the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines.


For our reference and guidance, download the file below.

Call for Presenters: 13th Asia Pacific Conference

This year's Asia Pacific Conference (APC) will be hosted by the Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies (RCAPS) in Beppu, Japan, and is currently accepting abstract submissions for presentation at the conference. The theme of the conference will be "Societal Transformation in Asia Pacific: Charting the Waves of Change."

Date: 7-8 November 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September 2015
Application Form: Click here.
Registration Fee: 10,000 JPY (Student: 5,000 JPY)

For those who wish to enter the Best Award Competition, they must also submit an extended abstract (up to 3,000 words) or full paper (5,000-6,000 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when they apply.

Further details are in the attached document.

Sophia Lecturing - Research Grants

Sophia University has established a Science and Technology Exchange Committee (STEC) to promote the interchange of science and technology with academic institutions in Asia. One of their programs to to promote such academic exchange is offering "SOPHIA LECTURING - RESEARCH GRANTS" to a number of selected applicants each year. 

The Graduate School of Science and Technology has one interdisciplinary graduate program. It has eight divisions. These programs aim to bring to light new scientific information and technological developments in all their academic divisions. The programs also aim to be interdisciplinary to foster a common regard for their effects on people, the society, and the global environment.

The first stage of the programs maintains a consistency with undergraduate instruction by combining crossdisciplinary knowledge and a specialty with the goal of cultivating highly educated people who can contribute to people and the society. The second stage aims to produce researchers who can execute independent research in one or more academic fields.

The departments and programs can be viewed here

For further information, please refer to their website. For additional assistance, you may contact them through their website or at +81-3-3238-3539. 

Also attached is the invitation from Sophia University.