DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña visits the Marine Biology Research Station of the University of San Carlos in Maribago, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu on June 18, 2018.


DOST Secretary de la Peña urged USC to submit more research proposals for DOST funding support on top of the completed and existing DOST funded research projects of the university. DOST hopes to assist more research projects related to marine biology in the region to develop more novel knowledge and technologies to support marine protection and empowerment of fishing communities. Secretary de la Peña emphasized the significance of the transfer and utilization of these technologies on top of the publication of these studies.


Secretary de la Peña also encouraged the university to advise their students to get scholarship and research grants from DOST. Research grant for Master of Science degree is around P200, 000 while for PhD is P400, 000.


The marine biology research station is a research unit under the Department of Biology of the College of Arts and Sciences of USC. The station is into research on marine biodiversity, eco-physiology, population dynamics and environmental surveys.


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written by: DOST PSTC CEBU