A virtual oath taking event of new NRCP members administered by NRCP President Dr. Gregorio E. H. Del Pilar (top, leftmost frame), during the NRCP Mindanao Regional Cluster General Membership Assembly last October 30, 2020.
A total of 404 new Associate Members, approved by the NRCP Governing Board, have been added to the growing national pool of experts of the National Research Council of the Philippines, making its total membership at 4,958 by the end of 2020.
NRCP relies on its members in carrying out its advisory mandate which addresses the demand for expert knowledge in tackling issues of national interest.
NRCP members get priority in funding opportunities for research projects, in the availment of the thesis and dissertation manuscript grants, free-of-charge publication in the NRCP Research Journal, and an opportunity to network with other researchers, scientists, engineers and artists in different disciplines.
Members can likewise be tapped to share their expertise during the annual meetings, scientific conferences, project evaluations, and as members of technical working groups on S&T issues of national relevance.
In 2020, the Council launched more financial opportunities which support research grants, conferences and publication expenses of members under the programs, NRCP S&T Experts Pool (NSTEP) and the Basic Research Information Translation for Empowerment in the Regions (BRITER).
BRITER, through its Research Dissemination in Local and International Platforms (RDLIP) component, offers financial grants for international and local conferences, as well as publication grants in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. The RDLIP Call for application is extended until February 15, 2021. Read more about the RDLIP here: https://nrcp.dost.gov.ph/latest-news/653-research-council-launches-new-financial-grants-for-members.
To qualify as an NRCP Member, criteria and requirements are posted at https://nrcp.dost.gov.ph/membership.