The program aims to develop research capabilities of local researchers under the WVCIEERD priority areas. The specific objectives are as follows: 
 
  • Provide R&D grants for small projects in the region with a maximum grant of
    P500,000.00 per project (2 slots for year 2022)
  • Develop capabilities of new researchers in preparation for application bigger funding
    opportunities, national and international
  • Conduct R&D projects that address the needs of the region