2017 Manila Economic and Cultural Office-Taipei Economic Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) Joint Research Project Call for Proposals


In pursuit of cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, formerly National Science Council) of Taipei, we are calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas for implementation:

  • Water resource management;
  • Omics for personalized medicine; and
  • Marine resources

The modes of cooperation include joint research/study, exchange of scientists/technical experts, capacity building, scientific and technical access to facilities, provision of professional services, organization of scientific conferences, symposia, training courses, and workshops and exhibitions and the Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP).

Interested parties are advised to coordinate with prospective counterpart/collaborator in Taiwan to craft their proposals. The Filipino researcher must submit the proposal to DOST while the Taiwanese counterpart will submit the same to MOST for separate review and evaluation. Only projects approved by both DOST and MOST will be implemented under this cooperation scheme.

Proposals must be submitted on or before 30 April 2017 to the International Technology Cooperation Unit(ITCU), 3rd Floor, DOST Main Bldg., Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City or email them at itcu-mail@dost.gov.ph. The necessary forms may be downloaded at http://www.dost.gov.ph.