The Department of Science and Technology's Grants-In-Aid (GIA) program aims to harness the country's scientific and technological capabilities to spur and to attain a sustainable economic growth and development. Through the funding of relevant science and technology (S&T) undertakings, the GIA program is designed to contribute to productivity improvement and quality of life of Filipinos by generating and promoting appropriate technologies. It also aims to strengthen the participation, technology transfer and utilization, human resources development, information dissemination, advocacy, and linkages.

The GIA program provides grants for implementation of programs/projects identified in the surrent DOST priorities and thrusts and supports S&T activities classified in the General Appropriations Act (GAA).


GIA 3 categories:


  1. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) – This is open to academe (state colleges and universities, private universities), government and non-government organizations. The priority areas for research are food, agriculture,& fisheries, environment(including climate change), alternative energy, health & medical products, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and window for innovation;


  1. Technology Transfer- this involves establishment of technology based businesses through the provision of technology, equipment, and training. The target customers are organized groups, associations, cooperatives, and local government unit (LGUs). The priority areas are community based projects, food processing, aqua-marine industry, upgrading of furniture shops, metal and engineering, horticulture, and gifts, decors & handicrafts (GDH).


  1. Human Resource Development- this category aims to develop the capacity of S&T institutions by strengthening and training the human resources in competitive S&T fields.

GIA 5 Point Program:


  1. Developing Solutions to Pressing National Problems
    1. Waste Hazards and Management
    2. Disaster Hazards/Climate Change Risk
    3. Traffic and Pollution
    4. Dengue
    5. Lack of Potable Water
    6. Malnutrition
    7. Rice Shortage
    8. Fisheries Concerns (Coral Reef Denudation, Red Tide, Fish Kill, etc.)


  1. Developing Appropriate Technologies to Create Growth in the Countryside


  1. Harnessing Technology to Improve Competitiveness
    1. Business Process Outsourcing
    2. Electronics
    3. Mining
    4. Furniture Industry Testing Facilities
    5. Forest Products
    6. Others


  1. Using S&T to enhance Delivery of Government and Social Services


  1. Harnessing Emerging Technologies to Boost National Competitiveness
    1. Nanotechnology
    2. Biotechnology
    3. Alternative Energy
    4. Genomics
    5. New Materials
    6. Advanced Food Production Technology (Super Farms)
    7. Advanced Manufacturing Technology
    8. Advanced Transport System
    9. Others




Any Filipino public or private entity with proven competence may apply for GIA support of DOST and its grant-giving units, provided that projects are based in the Philippines and for the benefit of Filipinos.


The eligibility of project proponents shall be determined by the DOST agency concerned based on his / her readiness in terms of technical, managerial, financial and marketing capabilities (if necessary). As such the proponent shall submit documents/proof of the following: credentials / proof of capability, track record, and endorsement of his/her institution. R&D program/project leader shall possess, at least, an MS degree in a relevant field.


Preference shall be given to DOST-accredited science foundations and members of the DOST network and its agencies.


Proponents with no previous accountabilities with DOST.



An applicant shall submit documents that are required by respective DOST funding/source agencies. These shall include, among others, the following:


  1. Complete proposal following the DOST format (See Annex A for Forms- DOST Form No. 1-proposal for S&T Promotion and Linkages projects; Form Nos. 2A, 2B, 2B-1, and 2B-2, for a full-blown proposal for R&D projects; and Form No. 2C for technology transfer and related activities).
  2. Detailed breakdown of the required fund assistance to indicate the counterpart of the proponent’s institution and other fund sources to be accompanied by a cash program indicating the cash requirements of the project on a monthly basis. All projects with private sector participation funded under GIA funds of DOST and its agencies must have counterpart contribution from the private sector.
  3. SEC registration for partnerships, corporations, non-government organizations, documents of incorporation of the private sector proponent and other related legal documents.
  4. Curriculum Vitae of Project Leader and other core researchers / implementers.
  5. Accomplishment reports and audited financial reports of previous DOST-GIA funded projects (if any).
  6. Approval from the institution’s ethics review board or from an institutional animal care and use committee.
  7. For proponents connected with private sector, Surety Bond Application Form, Co-signers Statement (if applicable) and a copy of Income Tax Return.



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