DOST Science for Change Program Call for Proposals for NICER, CRADLE, and BIST Programs

The Department of Science and Technology's Science for Change Program (S4CP) focuses on "accelerated R&D Program for capacity building of R&D institutions and industrial competitiveness".

It is composed of four programs namely: (1) Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program; (2) R&D Leadership (RDLead) Program; (3) Collaborative R&D to Leverage PH Economy (CRADLE) for RDIs and Industry Program; and (4) Business Innovation through S&T (BIST) for Industry Program.

For CY 2022 funding, the S4CP will be accepting proposals for NICER, CRADLE, and BIST Programs for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources priority sectors until 05 July 2021 while proposals for the Health priority sector will be accepted from 06 July to 06 August 2021.