Webinar on the Research Priority Agenda of DOST Sectoral Councils

In order to help researchers in packaging research proposals, the NRCP Division 5 (Biological Sciences) is inviting researchers and faculty members to attend the webinar on "Research Priority Agenda of DOST Sectoral Councils" on 14 May 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

This is the first part of the webinar series on the research priority agenda of various funding agencies.

John Dillon Fellowship Cohort 1: The Philippines

Established in 2002 in recognition of Professor John L Dillon’s life-long commitment to agricultural research, the John Dillon Fellowship (JDF) is one of the flagship scholarship programs of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

The program aims to develop the leadership and management skills of mid-career professionals, particularly scientists, researchers and economists working in agriculture research for development from ACIAR partner countries.

The 2021 John Dillon Fellowship will have 2 cohorts totaling 30 Fellows coming from the Philippines and Vietnam. Each cohort will be composed of 15 Fellows coming from the same country.

Additional details are provided below.

Call for Applications: 2021 Hitachi Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award

The Hitachi Global Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021 Asia Innovation Award from 01 April to 30 June 2021. Awardees will be receiving trophies, certificates, and cash prizes allocated as follows:

  1. Best Innovation Award – JPY 3,000,000
  2. Outstanding Innovation Award – JPY 1,000,000
  3. Encouragement Award – Approx. JPY 500,000

Launched in 2020, the Asia Innovation Award is aimed at promoting science, technology and innovation that helps solve social issues and realize a sustainable society in the ASEAN region. This award recognizes individuals and groups whose outstanding achievements in R&D in the fields of science and technology have positively served public interests.

The award-giving body will be accepting the top three (3) applications from UPLB that are aligned with SDGs 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Life on Land) and have also tackled the other SDGs.

In this regard, we are encouraging all UPLB faculty, REPS, and students to submit their applications subject to the evaluation and endorsement of OVCRE. Interested applicants must submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 20 May 2021:

  1. Application Form (DOCX and PDF format)
  2. 5-minute R&D Introduction Video
  3. At most three (3) attachments of evidence on achievement in R&D
  4. Recommendation Letter written and signed by your Unit Head

PCIEERD Capacity Development Call for Proposals 2021

The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is ready to accept capability development proposals for 2021.

Two new funding opportunities are available to have a full complement of the country's R&D human resource needs and requirements. This Call for Proposals is aligned to the specific priority areas identified in the Harmonized National R&D Agenda 2017-2022 in the areas of industry, energy, emerging technology and other special concerns.