The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. VII (DOST VII) 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).


GIA 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 Communication Technology (ICT), and window for innovation;


  1. 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 unit (LGUs). The priority areas are community based projects, food processing, aqua-marine industry, upgrading of furniture shops, metal and engineering, horticulture, and gifts, decors & handicrafts (GDH).


  1. 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.


GIA 5 Point Program:

  1. Developing Solutions to Pressing National Problems
    1. Waste Hazards and Management
    2. Disaster Hazards/Climate Change Risk
    3. Traffic and Pollution
    4. Dengue
    5. Lack of Potable Water
    6. Malnutrition
    7. Rice Shortage
    8. Fisheries Concerns (Coral Reef Denudation, Red Tide, Fish Kill, etc.)


  1. Developing Appropriate Technologies to Create Growth in the Countryside


  1. Harnessing Technology to Improve Competitiveness
    1. Business Process Outsourcing
    2. Electronics
    3. Mining
    4. Furniture Industry Testing Facilities
    5. Forest Products
    6. Others


  1. Using S&T to enhance Delivery of Government and Social Services


  1. Harnessing Emerging Technologies to Boost National Competitiveness
    1. Nanotechnology
    2. Biotechnology
    3. Alternative Energy
    4. Genomics
    5. New Materials
    6. Advanced Food Production Technology (Super Farms)
    7. Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    8. Advanced Transport System
    9. Others