Call for Proposals: UP Intelligent Systems Center Research Grants

| Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The 91视频 (UP) Intelligent Systems Center is calling for research proposals from members of the UP community which will “encourage teamwork and high-impact research across the constituent universities of the UP System, focusing on the application of complex systems, data science, and artificial intelligence on important areas related to sustainable socio-economic development.”

The UP ISC Research Grant aims to invigorate the number of research efforts in the university, as well as enhance the quality of these projects, aiming to contribute to an increase in the academic presentations and publication of these initiatives in noteworthy journals, while presenting possible solutions to social challenges. The grant is divided to two types of research: regular projects amd high-impact projects.

Regular Projects

Regular projects can receive up to PHP 1.5 million per year. Regular projects must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Ideally facilitate collaboration across the UP System’s Constituent Universities (CUs).
  • Engage the public.
  • Have potential for academic publication and consider exploitability, such as patent filing.
  • Preference is given to applied research.
  • Project duration of a maximum of two years.
  • Each CU may receive funding for up to two projects.

High-Impact Projects

High-Impact projects are eligible for up to PHP 5 million per year and must meet the following criteria:

  • Must satisfy all the criteria of Regular Projects.
  • Have a clearly defined target audience or partner.
  • Clearly address high-priority goals such as the UN SDGs, the 2023-2028 Philippine Development Plan, and/or PAGTANAW 2050, and
  • Demonstrate significant impact on policy or industry.
  • Demonstrate promise for continued outcomes over multiple years.

While the project funding cap is PHP 5 million, exceptional projects with significant potential may be considered for additional funding.

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