Call for Proposal (Local and International IPR Filing Assistance)

This is to inform you that the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) through the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) aims to provide assistance in protecting intellectual properties (IP) generated by the project “Support to the commercialization of 500 DOST-Generated Technologies and Strengthening the Country’s Intellectual Property and Technology Portfolio (DOST 500). Should you be interested, the following are the requirements for your reference (All forms may be downloaded at

  1. Patent/Utility Model
  • Request Letter
  • Invention Disclosure Form
  • Disclosures (e.g. Manuscripts/reports/ technical paper); and
  • Preliminary Search Report
  1. Industrial Design
  • Request Letter
  • Drawings showing all sides (right, left, bottom, top, front, back, and isometric/3D); and
  • Photo showing all sides if drawings are not available
  1. Trademark
  • Request letter; and
  • Trademark Application Form
  1. Copyright
  • Five (5) copies of the duly accomplished application form;
  • Five (5) copies of Deed of Assignment;
  • Two (2) copies of the material apply for copyright protection; and
  • Photocopy/Scanned Copy of recent IDs of the authors

Additionally, we would like to inform you that TAPI is introducing the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application assistance. PCT simplifies the filing of a patent application to different member countries in terms of effort, cost, and time. Further, it is a tool that reserves the applicant’s right to obtain a patent in a target country. DOST-TAPI will provide technical and financial assistance for this application.

Please note that filing for a PCT application is valid within one year after the local filing of the patent application. If you have intentions or researches that you want to file for a patent application, DOST-TAPI would gladly assist you and go straight to the filing of the PCT application.

The DOST-500 project will be ending on June 30, 2021. Thus, TAPI recommends only accommodate requests for PCT applications until April 30, 2021. Should you wish to avail of this offer, feel free to contact ITSO Program Manager, Ms. Glenda C. Rima (0919 001 3797) and/or ITSO Senior Science Research Specialist, Mr. Josel Lester S. Bonifacio (0916 313 3146) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your interest!


Please be informed that the WCG-IRB International Fellows Program is now open. 
International Fellows Program

The WCG IRB International Fellows Program is training the next generation of global research leaders and strengthening research protections, ethics, and practices around the world. Since 2002, WCG IRB has trained more than 200 scientists, researchers, and ethicists from more than 27 countries.

2021 Program Status: Currently Enrolling

The capsule is designed for global healthcare professionals who intend to improve institutional review board (IRBs) operation in their home countries.

The 2021 program has been designed to continue to provide broad-based research ethics and human subject protection training against the backdrop of the limitations imposed by the realities of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic which currently prevent in-person activities.

For more information (brochure and application form), please redirect to this link: 
Encouraging everyone to please apply!
Thank you for your interest.




The Department of Health is issuing this Call for Proposals for the 2021 AHEAD-HPSR specifically for the research priorities that are deemed necessary to be implemented on CY 2021 to support UHC commitments and other critical needs of this Department and the specific programs.


These priority topics are as follows:

1. Implementation of the Participatory Action Research;
2. Evidence Review of COVID-19 Health Technology Topics;
3. Evaluation of the Lifestyle-Related Disease Prevention and Control Program;
4. Evaluation of the National Objectives for Health 2017-2022 and Baseline Survey of NOH Indicators; and,
5. Process Evaluation and Implementation Review of Executive Order (EO) No. 104, “Improving Access to Healthcare through Regulation of Prices in the Retail of Drugs and Medicines”.

Read more: [Call for Proposals] 2021 AHEAD - HPSR


Through the Underwriters Laboratories-ASEAS-U.S. Science Prize for Women (“Prize”), the United States Government, in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories, aims to provide promising female scientists, of ASEAN nationality, the opportunity to showcase their innovations that can help address real life challenges in sustainable ways. It is also hoped that through the Prize, female role models can serve to encourage more females to embark in science, technology and innovation activities.


Read more: [Call for Applications] Underwriters Laboratories ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women 2021



Translating Research into Policy


Who:  Representatives from Regional Health and Development

Consortia What: 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition

When: March 17, 2021 (PCHRD Anniversary), 1:00 to 4:00 pm

 Where: Online via Zoom platform


The competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation, and research communication skills as a way of sharing evidence to stakeholders and policymakers.


The participants should be able to present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria.

Read more: [Call for Applicants] 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition


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