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To fulfill these mandates, SEI undertakes, among others, undergraduate scholarship programs:

a. DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program
The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship, begun in 1958. Merit scholars pursue priority courses in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences and science and mathematics teaching at identified universities.

b. RA 7687 Science and Technology Scholarship Program
Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994, provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families' socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences and science and mathematics teaching.

c. Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program
These are scholarship grants to qualified third year students who are enrolled in priority fields of study in engineering, basic and applied sciences, science and mathematics teaching at identified universities and colleges. There are two component scholarships namely, Project GIFTS for the Disadvantaged - RA 7687 and Junior Level Science Scholarships-Merit.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SIGNING OF THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT

Once selected as a qualifier, you will be given a notice of award. You and your parent/legal guardian must report to DOST-SEI or at the nearest DOST Regional Office for the orientation on scholarship policies and signing of the Scholarship Agreement. You must bring the following:

a. Parent's/legal guardian's Community Tax Certificate for the current year; and

b. Affidavit of guardianship (if awardee is under the care of a legal guardian).
In case there is a need for verification of citizenship, you are required to submit your birth certificate. If evaluated favorably, you will finally be awarded a scholarship slot.

Merit Scholarship awardees are required to accomplish a Household Information Questionnaire (HIQ). Result of the evaluation of this form will determine your scholarship category: full, partial or special.

S&T Promotions refer to various activities primarily intended to create public awareness on the role of S&T in socio-economic development and introduced to the public the different programs, projects and services of the DOST System.

Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP)


The Department, in support of MSMEs, conceived the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP. It consolidated all technology transfer and commercialization efforts. The strategy is one of two others, namely, TECHNICOM (Technological Innovation Commercialization Program) and SUPRE-GOV (Technology Support for E-Governance). All aimed at moving technology transfer programs for some 826,783 registered enterprises of which nearly a hundred percent are classified as micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs). The figure accounts for 53% of total employment and represents 60% of all exporting firms in the country.

Simply, SETUP is a nationwide strategy to encourage and assist MSMEs in adopting technological innovations. It aims to enhance operational efficiency, and boost productivity and competitiveness. Firms are empowered because solutions regard local conditions and market impact of problems.

Technology-based solutions hence raise standards and product quality. The end results are a human resource base adept in use of its skills, as well as, operations that maximize efficiency while minimizing cost and waste.

SETUP is DOST’s key strategy to stimulate investments in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. The Department focuses on assisting MSMEs through:

Provision of technology;

  1. Testing of products for compliance to international standards;
  2. Assistance in packaging and labeling of products;
  3. Creation and management of databases and information systems; and
  4. Links with national and international organizations to provide raw material source, market, training, financing, and equipment design and fabrication.

For more information visit website at http://setup.dost.gov.ph or check out the CROM.

 

GIA Programs and Other Agency-Funded Projects


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).

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The DOST Regional Office No. IV-A (CALABARZON) boasts of its globally competitive laboratories which provide prompt and accurate testing and calibration services to our customer’s satisfaction. The collective efforts of the regional laboratories namely Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory (RSTL), Cavite Water and Wastewater Testing Laboratory (CWWTL), Regional Metrology Laboratory (RML), and Regional Volumetric Calibration Laboratory (RVCL) contributed immensely to the achievements of the region’s technical operations.

Recognized by accrediting and regulatory bodies, these laboratories facilitate various industries to enhance their products and service competitiveness and encourage industries initiatives in meeting national and international standards for foods, feeds, manufacturing, processing, agriculture and other allied products. Through maintenance and continuous improvement of each laboratories managements system realized by enhancing personnel advancement, up to date equipment maintenance and calibration and calibration, promotion of healthy and safe working environment, increased competence through active participation to inter-laboratory proficiency testing and measurement audit, and thorough documentation procedures, meeting the highest standards in quality has been an indication of the DOST IV-A laboratories.

The Management Informations Systems (MIS) Unit provides technical assistance and consultancy in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The unit also spearheads ICT projects under DOST IV-A in CALABARZON Region such as systems development, research and development and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) - related projects.

Webinar and Technology Channel (WATCH) is an platform for DOST IV-A FREE online seminars.  Topics are of S&T relevance while resource speakers are from various government organizations, NGAs and reputable private organizations. WATCH streams resources speaker's discussions over the internet, displays presentations and implements a chatbox for audience interaction. It also stores information on all its participants and their evaluations to each webinar conducted. WATCH is accessible at http://watch.region4a.dost.gov.ph 

Related website: Food Safety Interagency Program - http://fsiap.weebly.com/

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