BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY- The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), the highest recognition body in the Philippines that recognizes and provides incentives to Filipino scientists for outstanding achievements in scientific research and development, has extended the submission of nominations for 2020 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Awards and 2020 DOST Intellectual Property Awards (IPA) to May 21 due to the on-going imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

The NSTW Awards are intended to recognize deserving individual or group who had exemplified outstanding qualities in science and technology and who have earned themselves worthy of their achievements and accomplishments. It is divided into three (3) categories, namely: (1) Outstanding Science Administrator Award or the Dioscoro L. Umali Medal, (2) Outstanding Technology Commercialization Award or the Gregorio Y. Zara Medal, and (3) Outstanding Research and Development Award, which is further subdivided into two (2) sub-categories: (a)Basic Research or the Eduardo A. Qusimbing Medal, and (b) Applied Research or the Julian A. Banzon Medal.

The winner of each category will receive a cash incentive of PhP 150,000.00, a medal, and plaque from the NAST PHL.

On the other hand, the DOST IPA is part of the DOST program that aims to: (1) give incentives to DOST researchers and technology developers to encourage them to publish in international refereed journals; (2) register their developed technologies; and (3) boost the publication, patent and utility models output of DOST and its agencies. This also supports the goal of DOST to institute measures to improve the performance of Research and Development (R&D) institutions and to monitor and evaluate their R&D results.

A cash incentive of PhP 60,000.00 is given to scientific papers published in internationally refereed journals listed in Clarivate Analytics or Scopus. While, PhP 15,000.00 is given to registered utility models, and PhP 80,000.00 for granted patents. Both awards are being handled by the NAST PHL for DOST.

For more information about the awards and nomination forms, please visit the NAST PHL website ( or email us at

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