The Division of Social Sciences maintains its status as one of the biggest Division of the NRCP. It has 323 regular and associate members under seven sections that constitute areas of research expertise. The sections are:

  1.     Sociology, Social Work and Demography
  2.     Public Administration and Political Science
  3.     Education and Communication
  4.     Psychology and Philosophy
  5.     Linguistics and Anthropology
  6.     History and Geography
  7.     Economics


The areas of concern on which the scientific activities in the science should focus:

  1.     Research on language
  2.     Language in basic instruction
  3.     Review of social researchers which have been carried out
  4.     Policy studies and policy formulation
  5.     Development of a social science information network
  6.     Research utilization on less-department lingo in various disciplines
  7.     The role of science for service development

Areas of concern that can be pursued on Modernization of Production Sectors under the Science and Technology

  1.     A Study on Filipino investors
  2.     Social science information network: raising general awareness of social science
  3.     Research on indigenous technology and knowledge, and specific examples of these
  4.     Cultural tourism

Researches on:

  1.     alternative support systems for innovative industries
  2.     the issue/issues on patenting
  3.     how people correct/adopt/resist new technology
  4.     role of social sciences in management of knowledge
  5.     role of social scientists on strategies for social development

Studies to be pursued on how to energize the bureaucracy:

  1.     Technology guiders-implicit/implied policies used for planning R&D institutes
  2.     Acquisition and utilization of technology capability
  3.     Forecasting S&T needs
  4.     Identifying critical levels of incentives so that scientists will stay/return to the country
  5.     Research management and the culture of research
  6.     Cultural/social resource management

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