The Manila Economic and Cultural Office - Taipei Economic Cultural Office (MECO-TECO) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are accepting project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas for implementation:
- Water Resource Management
- Omics for Personalized Medicine
- 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, workshops, exhibitions, and the Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP).
Interested parties are advised to coordinate with a prospective counterpart or 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 the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, formerly National Science Council) in Taiwan for separate review and evaluation. Only projects approved by both DOST and MOST will be implemented under this cooperation scheme.