What is NRCP's Call for Proposals?

This is a scheduled activity held in support of NRCP's commitment to promote frontier and problem-oriented researches in the sciences and humanities that provide solutions to pressing and national issues through its grants-in-aid (GIA) program.

This will serve as an opportunity for submission of quality proposals for funding support of the Council. Guidelines and priority research areas for funding are announced through this activity.

Please refer to this link https://basicresearch.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/callforproposals for the complete information about NRCP’s Call for Proposal FY 2024 Guidelines and Priority Research Areas.

What is the NRCP Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program?

This research grants-in-aid program is in pursuant to NRCP’s mandate to promote frontier and problem-oriented researches in the sciences and humanities that provide solutions to pressing and national issues.

How can I avail of the research grant?

The researcher must submit a proposal on a topic aligned with the NRCP Guidelines on the Call for Proposals.

Who can avail of the research grant?
Principal investigator/ researcher should adhere to the following:
  1. Must be a Filipino citizen, subject to applicable laws;
  2. Shall submit documents/proof of the following, which shall include but not limited to: credentials/proof of capability; certificate of employment; track record; and endorsement of his/her institution. Eligibility shall be determined based on his/her readiness in terms of technical, managerial, financial and marketing capabilities (if necessary);
  3. Must hold a regular position;
  4. Must be a member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP).
  5. Must not have any existing accountability with DOST and its agencies particularly technical and financial reports; and
  6. Must not have been found guilty of administrative or criminal case, including those under appeal.
When is the submission of the proposal?

The NRCP Call for Proposals is open for submission from March 1-31, 2022 via DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) Portal.

Where can I submit my proposal?

All proposals must be inputted/submitted via the DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) Portal following the set schedule for submission which is from March 01 – 31, 2022 only.

As a researcher, you must register and create a profile on the said portal in order to submit a proposal. Visit https://dpmis.dost.gov.ph/ for more information.

What is/are the form/s I need to submit?

All information needed in a proposal has to be inputted and submitted via DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) Portal following the set schedule for submission which is from March 01 – 31, 2022 only.

As a researcher, you must register and create a profile on the said portal in order to submit a proposal. Visit https://dpmis.dost.gov.ph/ for more information.

Researchers may use the following DOST forms as guide in preparation of their proposal:

What are the requirements I need to comply with in order to submit a proposal to NRCP?

In submitting a proposal, the researcher must adhere to the following guidelines

General Criteria:

  • Project/Program proposals must be aligned to issue-based programs under the National Integrated Research Agenda (NIBRA) under the DOST Harmonized National R&D Agenda
  • Project/Program proposals must be gender-sensitive or with GAD component.
  • Project Leader must be a member of NRCP
  • With application form and Curriculum Vitae of the project leader
  • Endorsement from institution (President or Vice President of R&D)
  • The program or project leader has no outstanding obligations (i.e., technical and/or financial) with NRCP or with any other attached DOST agencies
I am not an NRCP member, can I still submit a proposal for funding?

NRCP Grants-in-Aid is solely for NRCP member.

Kindly secure approval of your NRCP membership prior to submission of research proposal.

In the event that you have a pending NRCP membership application due for our processing, you may still submit a proposal. However, if approval of your membership has not been secured/ granted until the last day of our Call for Proposals (31 March 2022), your submitted proposal will not be processed/ considered for funding of the Council.

What are the priority research areas for funding under Call for Proposals FY 2024?

Proposals must be aligned with the priority areas/programs under the National Integrated Basic Research Agenda (NIBRA) of the existing Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda (HNRDA).

Proposal may be a “pure basic” or an “oriented basic” research.

Proposals that forge linkages between the government particularly local government units (LGUs), academe, industry sector, and civil society; and most importantly projects that will ensure translation and transfer of social technologies to the people and various publics will be prioritized for funding.

Please refer to this link, https://basicresearch.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/callforproposals for the complete information about NRCP’s Call for Proposal FY 2024 Guidelines and Priority Research Areas.

What is a “Pure Basic” or Blue Skies research?

Pure Basic Research, also referred to as Blue Skies research, refers to fundamental research in the sciences and the humanities which have no impact or perceived practical use. These may be purely theoretical in scope and heralding disciplinal advances and pioneering works/discoveries.

It is a curiosity – driven basic research whose outcome is not anticipated in the beginning. Hence, the original motivation to address the question “Why is the sky blue?” was due to the interest on the observed physical phenomena itself rather than deriving any benefit from the answer. By definition, this type of research implies that the researcher is given free hand to set his/her own agenda. The aim is mainly to solve a fundamental unique problem without a specific target in mind.

What is an “oriented basic research”?

This covers researches which seeks new knowledge required for application purposes but which may of course contribute to general scientific advancement in the process.

Can I submit multiple proposals?

Researchers are encouraged to submit proposals regardless of quantity. However, for NRCP Grants-in-Aid, only one (1) project will be funded under one principal investigator.

What kind of proposal should be submitted to qualify for the grant?

Proposal may be a “pure basic” or an “oriented basic” research.

Multi-year program proposal under priority NIBRA is encouraged.

Please refer to this link, https://basicresearch.nrcp.dost.gov.ph/callforproposals for the complete information about NRCP’s Call for Proposal FY 2024 Guidelines and Priority Research Areas.

Can I still submit a proposal even if I have an on-going research funded by the NRCP?

One of the criteria for a research proposal to be considered is that “the program or project leader has no outstanding obligations (i.e., technical and/or financial) with NRCP or with any other attached DOST agencies.”

A clearance from research obligation must be provided to support the claim.

Can I still submit a proposal even if I have an on-going research funded by the other Councils (e.g. DOST)?

One of the criteria for a research proposal to be considered is that “the program or project leader has no outstanding obligations (i.e., technical and/or financial) with NRCP or with any other attached DOST agencies.”

A clearance from research obligation must be provided to support the claim.

Is there a cap/ maximum requirement for the proposed research budget?

ASSOCIATE members can only apply and/or be granted for a research project proposal amounting to a maximum of PhP 2,000,000.00 budget per project. No budget cap for REGULAR members.

Is there a required number of year/ months for the duration of research?

No, but preferably, program and its component projects should be 2-3 years in duration.

Can I resubmit my previously drafted/ submitted proposal in DPMIS?

Yes, provided that it is in accordance with NRCP’s Call for Proposals FY 2024 Guidelines and priority areas.

For a previously submitted proposal, response to the result of initial evaluation has to be provided as supplemental documents.

How can I resubmit my previously drafted/ submitted proposal in DPMIS?

All proposals (including those previously submitted and not funded) have to be inputted and resubmitted via DOST Project Management Information System (DPMIS) Portal following the set schedule for submission which is from March 01 – 31, 2022 only.