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Monday, June 20, 2022

DOST-NRCP to fund significant research proposals from Local Universities and Colleges (LUC) 

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY -- Teachers and students are now enticed to produce more research proposals now that a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Department of Science and Technology - National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) and Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT) was pushed through for the implementation of the Research Development Lead (RDLead) Program.

The RDLead Program aims to help develop and strengthen further the research capabilities of the academe, research and development institutions, and other government line agencies nationwide.

With this program, significant and potential research proposals will funded by the DOST-NRCP.

According to Dr. Marieta Bañez Sumagaysay, executive director of DOST-NRCP, they have already assigned an RDLeader for SJIT, and the DOST will be the one to provide the salary of the RDLeader within one year. After thorough screening, submitted research proposals will have the opportunity to be funded by DOST-NRCP for implementation.

Scientists and Researchers are all over the country and we need to reach them. With the big brother and small brother approach, then we can capacitate scientists and researchers in the countryside,” bared Sumagaysay.   

Dr. Letecia Salas, CEO of SJIT in Butuan City, thanked the DOST-NRCP for choosing their institution as one of the partner-beneficiaries under the RDLead program.

Thank you for having this program with us. I know that within the duration of this research program, SJIT will soar high,” said Salas.

DOST-Caraga regional director, Engr. Noel Ajoc, urged the students to explore and to enhance their capabilities in coming up with various research proposals that could also address the concerns in the community.  

"I am encouraging our faculty and students to explore and create meaningful research proposals that will also address the pressing issues and concerns in our community, Ajoc said. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)