Do you have a brilliant idea that needs scientific research or exploration? Please let us know!
The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. IX (DOST-IX) is calling interested applicants / proponents to submit project/research proposals for funding under its Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program.
The GIA program is designed to contribute to productivity improvement and quality of life of Filipinos by generating and promoting appropriate technologies and strengthening the participation of various S&T sectors in research and development (R&D).
The program has three (3) categories:
1) Research and Development (R&D) - this is open to academe (state colleges and universities, private universities), government and non-government organizations. The priority areas for research are food, agriculture & fisheries, environment (including climate change), alternative energy, health & medical products, and information and communications technology (ICT), and window for innovation;
2) Technology Transfer - this involves establishment of technology-based businesses through the provision of technology, equipment, and training. The target customers are organized groups, associations, cooperatives, and local government units (LGUs). The priority areas are community-based projects, food processing, aqua-marine industry, upgrading of furniture shops, metal & engineering, horticulture, and gifts, decors & handicrafts (GDH).
3) Human Resource Development -- this category aims to develop the capacity of S&T institutions by strengthening and training the human resources in competitive S&T fields
For more information, interested parties may visit or call DOST-Regional Office IX, Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City with telephone numbers (062) 991-1024. The Zamboanga del Norte Provincial S&T Center (ZdN-PSTC) in Upper Turno, Dipolog City, with telephone numbers (065) 212-2244, Zamboanga del Sur Provincial S&T Center (ZdS-PSTC) in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City with telephone numbers (062) 925-1152, and the Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial S&T Center (ZS-PSTC) at 2/F Faundo Bldg., National Highway, Poblacion, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay with telephone numbers (062) 955-0825. (DOST-IX Press Release)