Basic Research Grants

DOST Priority Areas in Basic Research


  1. Watershed Management
  2. Disaster and hazard management
  3. Global warming and climate change
  4. Ecotourism and biodiversity
  5. Pollution and Waste Management
  6. Land
  7. Water
  8. Coastal Resources Management

Water Supply Development

  1. Surface Water Assessment/Development
  2. Groundwater assessment/development
  3. Water for energy resources development
  4. Hydroelectric development
  5. Rural water supply and wastewater disposal
  6. Urban water and sewerage system
  7. Water for agriculture
  8. Water for navigation
  9. Erosion and sedimentation
  10. Wetlands management
  11. Preservation of unique ecological areas
  12. Land use planning and management
  13. Weather modification for increasing water supplies in special localized areas
  14. Rainwater harvesting
  15. Inter-basin transfer of water
  16. Desalination
  17. Phasing out marginally efficient water uses
  18. Improved management and operation of existing facilities
  19. Development of salt tolerant species/crops to reduce freshwater requirement
  20. Development of plant varieties that transpire less water

Water Quality Management

  1. Point source pollution
  2. Non-point source pollution
  3. Acid precipitation
  4. Groundwater pollution
  5. Strategies for water quality control
  6. Water quality monitoring
  7. Analytical techniques for identification and quantification of substance concentration
  8. Safe drinking water

Disaster Management S&T Program

Multi-Natural Hazards

  1. Geological (inside the earth)
  2. Geomorphic (earth’s surface)
  3. Atmospheric (weather)

Industrial and Chemical Hazards

  1. Oil spills
  2. Hazardous chemical leaks
  3. Industrial wastes overflow
  4. Biological radiological exposure

Human Epidemics

  1. Dengue
  2. Malaria
  3. Influenza

Alternative Energy


  1. Biofuel Performance Testing Program
  2. Biodiesel R&D Program
  3. Bioethanol R&D Program


  1. Grid and Cluster Computing
  2. Open Source and Low-Cost Computing
  3. Internet, Network and Wireless Technologies
  4. Digital Content Development
  5. Foundation of Computer Science
  6. Emerging Technologies
  7. Small Satellites


  1. GM Crops
  2. PRSV – resistant papaya
  3. Delayed ripening papaya
  4. Cloning of Coconut genes
  5. Tissue Culture and regeneration of coconut
  6. Recombinant vaccine
  7. Edible vaccine
  8. PCR based detection lists for food contaminants
  9. Bioinformatics (microbial, plants, animal and medical)

Health Products and Technologies

Herbal Medicine

  1. Clinical evaluation of herbal medicines for hyperuremia and constipation
  2. Pre-clinical screening of plants for TB and malaria
  3. Clinical studies of plants for TB and malaria
  4. Basic research on tuba-tuba and yacon
  5. Traditional knowledge on health and establishment of digital library


  1. Development of human influenza vaccine
  2. Development of edible vaccines
  3. S. japonicum vaccine up-scaling and animal testing

Functional Foods and Nutriceuticals Studies on VCO for:

  1. Coronary artery disease
  2. TB
  3. Diabetes mellitus
  4. Other diseases

Studies on functional foods Essential Drugs

  1. Development of drugs using local materials
  2. Development/production of drugs using imported materials

Personal Care Products

  1. Development and testing of personal care products from local materials


  1. Iodinemeter enhancement/testing
  2. Field trial of S. japonicum, uridip test kit
  3. Development of test kit (biomarkers for cancer)

All Regular and Associate Members of the NRCP are eligible to submit research proposals for funding. 

Criteria for funding:

  • Proposal is not a duplicate of any past and on-going research (local or international) and did not receive (on in the future, will not receive) concurrent grants from other funding agencies.
  • Proposal is aligned to the identified priority areas or programs of the NRCP, DOST, or the Philippine government and compliments existing projects under the pertinent program-based scheme.
  • All proposals are reviewed by designated NRCP member-evaluators under the pertinent Scientific Division. In the final stages of the evaluation before approval, proposals will undergo defense before the NRCP Executive Committee.

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