Call for Proposals: DOST Science for Change (S4C) -- NICHE Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program


From the DOST site ( ):

"The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) endeavors to significantly accelerate Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the country through massive increase in investment on S&T Human Resource Development (HRD) and Research and Development (R&D), through the Science for Change (S4C) Program.

As innovation plays an important role in economic development, DOST aims to accelerate industrial competitiveness by capacitating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Regions to undertake quality research that will promote regional development.

Under the ‘Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of Research and Development Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness’ of the S4C Program, the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) will provide institutional grant for HEIs in the Regions for R&D capacity building to improve their S&T infrastructure.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is now ready to accept research and development (R&D) proposals for 2017 from HEIs for the NICER program..."


Deadline for Submission of Capsule Proposals: 15 JUNE 2017


Please see the attached invitation from Vice Chancellor Eva Cutiongco-Dela Paz. It contains the DOST-NICER Guidelines. 

You can also download said Guidelines from the above link.