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Quantitative Sciences Symposium 2017

The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP), and the Institute of Statistics (InStat) are jointly hosting a Quantitative Sciences Symposium. Themed as “Convergence of minds, promoting interdisciplinary innovations,” this event aims to gather faculty members, REPS and students of UPLB who are using computational, mathematical or statistical techniques in their research. This event will be a great venue to assemble interested parties to share and discuss emerging quantitative researches, and forge future collaborations.

We hope to gather as many participants from the various Colleges as possible. To make this event fruitful, we invited representatives from various Institutes/Colleges (CEAT, CEM, CFNR, SESAM, CAFS, Institute of Chemistry) to present a 15-minute talk about the highlights of their past, present and possibly, future research projects that employ quantitative techniques. There will also be a poster exhibition by ICS, IMSP and InStat. To spark an exchange of ideas among the speakers and the audience, panel discussion and open forum will be conducted (moderated by CDC).

Everyone is invited to attend the event.

Event Details:

  • Date: -
  • Venue: ICS Mega Lecture Hall, Physical Sciences Building, CAS, UPLB

Call for Proposals from the Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has recently released various calls for proposals under the Science For Change (S4C): Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of Research and Development Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness. The various calls are:
  • Business Innovation through S&T (BIST) for Industry
  • Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE)
  • Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program
  • R&D Leadership Program (RDLead)
Details for each call are attached.

2017 Call for Proposals-Cycle 01 under the CHED Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program

In accordance with the National Higher Education Research Agenda II, and CHED Memorandum Order No. 52, series of 2016, titled, "Pathways to Equity, Relevance, and Advancement in Research, Innovation, and Extension in Philippine Higher Education," the attached Call for Proposals under the Research and Innovation Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program is issued and must be disseminated as widely as possible to the higher education institutions (HEIs).

The call for proposals may also be viewed and accessed online at www.chedresearch.wordpress.com

For further information, you may contact the Office of Planning, Research, and Knowledge Management (OPRKM)-Research Management Division at telephone number (02) 441-1169; 441-1149 or at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attached Files: (1) CHED Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Director (PDF) (2) Call for Proposals - Research and Innovation GIA Program (PDF) (3) CHED Research GIA Proposal Concept Note (capsule proposal template) - editable MS Word

Seminar on the Design of the 2016 Master Sample

Dr. Isidoro P. David, Adjunct Professor of Statistics will deliver a seminar on the 2016 Master Sample Design. The seminar will be on the Design of the 2016 Master Sample that is being used by the Philippine Statistics Authority for all the surveys that they conduct – Labor Force Survey, Annual Poverty Indicator Survey, Family Income and Expenditure Survey, Functional Literacy, Demographic and Health Survey, Survey on Overseas Filipinos, Family Planning Survey. The master sample is also used by other government agencies in their surveys, like the Food and Nutrition Research Institute for the National Nutrition Survey. Dr. David headed the team that developed the 2016 master sample design.

Interested rsearchers, undergraduate and graduate students are most welcomed.

Event Details:

  • Date: -
  • Venue: INSTAT Lecture Hall, UPLB

OVCRE Memo No. 008 s. 2018 Call for Basic Research Proposals

Memorandum No. 008
Series of 2017

06 April 2017


Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension(OVCRE) is now accepting research proposals for funding under the UPLB Basic Research Program CY 2018.

In this regard, please be informed that all proposals shall be pre-screened in accordance to the attached criteria (Annex A) and only those that pass the initial screening will be subjected to technical and administrative review. Priority shall be given to new MS and PhD graduates who wish to do follow-up studies on their thesis/dissertation and other research studies within their expertise.

Likewise, OVCRE will institute the Research Monitoring scheme in the implementation of the research projects. This kind of partnership will help the junior researcher's professional development as they will have the opportunity and support to refine not only their technical skills but also project management skills, networking and linkaging thru the guidance of the senior researcher. In connection with this, we encourage everyone to enjoin a senior or junior researcher in your respective teams as stated above to add merit to the approval of your proposals.

Please submit one (1) hard copy of the detailed proposal (see attached format Annex B) together with the accomplished Prior Art Search Form (Annex C) to the OVCRE-Project Development Monitoring and Evaluation Section (PDMES), OVCRE Annex Bldg, UPLB. For the researcher's guidance regarding the approval process, please see attached flowchart (Annex D).

Please take note of the following dates:
30 June 2017 - Deadline of submission
30 September 2017 - Expected date of approval
01 January 2018 - Expected starting date of implementation

Thank you very much.

(A copy of this memo can be downloaded below along with the attachments and annexes)


Second UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the Medical Research Council-United Kingdom (MRC) is inviting researchers to submit concept proposals for the Second UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call. This initiative between PCHRD and MRC aims to provide funding for high quality 3-year collaborative research projects focusing on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases of relevance to the Philippines.

The research call is part of the UK's Newton Fund Programme, an Official Development Assistance to the Philippines aimed at developing science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and welfare. For the Philippines, they invite concept proposals on Infectious Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

The research call will provide financial assistance of up to ₤400K from UK, and up to ₤250K/PhP 16 Million Pesos from the Philippines per project, to support activities for up to 3 years. The research call intends to find a total of six (6) joint projects: four (4) in Infectious Diseases, and two (2) in Diabetes Mellitus. Please note that applicants are required to have one UK Principal Investigator and one Filipino Principal Investigator.

Attached are the following documents: Call Specification, Applicant Guidelines, and Concept Proposal Form. All files can also be accessed through the PCHRD website


Call for Nominations for OICA Director


The nominee must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • commitment to academic freedom and the values and ideals of the University;
  • distinction or outstanding academic credentials in the nominee’s chosen field of expertise which should be along the lines of the unit’s disciplines or fields; Filipino citizen;
  • leadership qualities and administrative or managerial capability;
  • must be willing to serve; and
  • must consider resource generation an important function of the position.

The nominee need not be a faculty member at the time of his/her nomination. Should he/she be appointed as Director, he/she must have a faculty appointment.


The following may submit nominations:

  • any UPLB personnel;
  • students and alumni;
  • others from outside the unit; or
  • an interested candidate.


Nominators (individuals or groups) shall submit:

  • duly signed letter containing the justification for the nomination; and
  • a three-page summary of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.


17 April 2017: Deadline for submission of nominations to the Office of the Chancellor
21 April 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.):Presentation of End of Term Report of the Current OICA Director at the OVCRE Annex (All interested parties are free to attend.)
24 April 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.): Presentation of the Vision, Mission, and Goals of Nominees at the OVCRE Annex (All interested parties are free to attend.)


Lecture: Drought Forecasting in the Philippines

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Emeritus Scientist, Dr. Josefino Comiso, will have his second lecture as a visiting professor for the timely topic of Drought Forecasting in the Philippines, on March 20, 4PM, at NCAS Auditorium.

Everyone is invited to join the event, and participate in the growing discussion of new research areas and methodologies using NASA’s free satellite images.

Event Details:

  • Date: -
  • Venue: New College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) Auditorium, UPLB

MATHTEX 2017: Teacher Training for Calculus

The Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics (IMSP) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is inviting you to join us as we conduct MATHTEX on its fifth year.

Event Details:

  • Date: - -
  • Venue: Math Building, University of the Philippines Los Baños
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