WVCIEERD hosts seminar-workshop on writing R&D Proposals

Researchers and faculty of Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology (NONESCOST) took part in a seminar-workshop conducted by the Western Visayas Consortium for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (WVCIEERD) tackling Research and Development (R&D) Proposal Writing.

Among the primary goals of the event is to train the institution’s researchers how to prepare R&D proposals that are in line with the correct standards of the WVCIEERD and Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), orient them on the DOST System’s various R&D funding opportunities, and open discourse on insights and best practices of other institutions in conducting their R&D activities.

The activities kicked off with a comprehensive presentation R&D Proposal Writing by Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut, Executive Director of the Consortium where he emphasized on writing effective proposals and shared his experiences in R&D Project implementation.

This was followed by the workshop proper conducted by Dr. Hilario S. Taberna, Jr., a Senior Researcher at Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) and Engr. Monalyn L. Oloroso, a faculty member from Capiz State University (CapSU) wherein participants were divided into groups covering Food Innovation and Natural Fibers. During the workshop, the groups and supervisors discussed existing projects, required FOST forms, and other needed information for successful proposals. Concluding the first day were assignments for each group to prepare a proposal based on their assigned topic.

Day two commenced with discussions on all the important documents needed for proposal writing. A presentation followed after detailing who researchers should plan ahead on possible obstacles and that ptoject durations run for one year only and realignment can only be done once.

In a message by Dr. Adybier M. Lobaton, NONESCOST’s Vice President for Finance and Administration, it was emphasized that there is a need to boost the percentage of people conducting research, improve the number of applications in reputable research journals, and evaluate the impact of research on lives of the community. Lobaton also highlighted the importance of research being innovative unique, and beneficial to society.

Afterward, the groups presented four proposal drafts, namely, Development of Improved Process for Maguey Fiber Extraction, Development of Milk Products Enhanced with Malunggay Leaves (Moringa Oleifera), Product Standardization and Acceptability of Boneless Dried Mullet in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, and Standardization of the Layered Self Separating and Self-collecting Binuro Container.(KRJGagajena/DOSTVI-KMU)