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Call for Nominations for NAST Awards

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the government's highest recognition and advisoty bosy on science and technology, will give the following awards and recognition to deserving scientist on 10 July 2014 in Manila, Philippines:
      • OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST (OYS) are given to young Filipino scientist (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the award) who have made significant contributions to science and technology.
      • TWAS PRIZE FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST IN THE PHILIPPINES is an award given to an outstanding young Filipino scientist (must not be 41 years old within January to December in the year of the award) by the Academy (NAST) and the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

        One award each year, consisting og US $2,000 and a plaque, is given in the selected discipline ofr the year - biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics. For 2014, tghe TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines will be given for Biology. for 2015, 2016, 2017, the award will be for Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
      • NAST TALENT SEARCH FOR YOUNG SCIENTIST is a project of NAST to encourage young people (must be 35 years older or younger within January to December in the year of the award) to pursue a career in science
        Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the best three scintific paper presenters. The paper which will be presented may be basic or applied research.
      • OUTSTANDING SCINTIFIC PAPER AWARDS are given annualy for papers published in the Philippine scientific or technical journals within five years preceeding the award.
        Papers are judged based on the quality of their content, contribution to science and technology, clarity of presentation and thoroughness of documentation.
      • OUTSTANDING BOOK and/or MONOGRAPH AWARDS are given annually for books and/or monographs published by Filipino publishers based in the Philippines. Majority of the authors of publication should be Filipino.

        The grand prize winner wll receive PhP50,000 and a plaque of recognition from the Academy. Winners of special citations will receive plaques of recognition.
      • NAST ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AWARD is intended to recognize outstanding scientific and technological research works that contribute to environmental protection and conservation.

        The grand prize winner will receive Php50,000 and a plaque of recognition from the Academy. Winners with special citations will receive plaques of recognition.
      • NAST AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH IN TROPICAL MEDICINEis intended to recognize research work that contribute to the advancement of country's knowledge and practice in tropical medicine. The award aims to honor outstanding researcher contributions in the field of tropical medicine and recognize the role of scientific research in the country.
      • DR. GEMINIANO T. DE OCAMPO VISIONARY AWARDS FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH is intended to recognize clinician researchers who have created the vision for medical research in the country through their outstanding work in medical research that have blazed and/or pioneered the trail for medical innovations and health research and development. The research should have created and traversed new frontiers in medicine through significant contributions to the fund of medical knowledge or the advancement of clinical practice in the country and have significantly impacted on the lives of the Filipino people.

Deadline for submission of nominations for all NAST is on the last working day of November every year except for the Dr. Geminiabno T. de Ocampo Visionary Award for Medical Research with deadline July 31 every year.

Nomination forms are available at the NAST Secretariat, 3rd Level, Philippine Science Heritage Building, DOST Compound, Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines and can be downloaded at

Contact numbers:
(632)837-3170, 838-7766 or 837-2071 local 2171/2170/2173 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Call for Papers - Scientific Poster Session

Scientific Poster Session

National Academy of Science abnd Technology
37th Annual Scientific Meeting
8-9 July 2014; Manila Philippine

Papers fot the Scientific Posters Seeions on Agricultural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences are invited. The maximum number of poster to be presented by an author shall be limited to three (3) poster only, i.e., ONE (1) as MAJOR AUTHOR and TWO (2) as CO-AUTHOR. The paper must be (a) original or have not been presented ibn any other forum, events or competition, (b) minimum of undergrauate thesis, no highscholl science projects or class laboratory experiments, and (c) no preliminary data. The author should provide a certification of originality for each entry.

The format specified below shall be followed

  • Paper size: 6" x 9"
    Margins: Top and Bottom = 1 in.; Right and Left = 0.75 in
  • Font type:Times New Roman
  • Title (centered, bold, upper and lower case, font size: 12)
  • Author(s) (centered, upper and lower case, font size; 11); authors should use first full names; presenting author underlined with asterisk indicating corresponding author; major/main author name in bold face
  • Affilication (centered, upper and lower case); if authors are from different institutions indicate with superscripts respective affiliations. Include address of the presenting author to enable interesting parties to contact authors; include telephone, fax and email.
  • Abstract body (justified, font size: 11)
  • Keywords (justified in lower case
  • Word format (97-2003 version)

Guidelines in preparing abstracts

  1. Abstract should fit in one page
  2. The introduction part should contain the scope and purpose of the work in 2-3 short sentences only.
  3. The experimental approach should be described briefly.
  4. Only highlights of results should be presented, which should be quantitative if possible, or as the nature of the paper permits.
  5. Uncommon acronyms should be spelled out the first time they are used; if several acronyms are used, they shoudl be listed with their meanings at the end of abstract.
  6. Only major conclusions should be stated.
  7. No more than five keywords should be mentioned.
  8. A list of references must not be included.

Abstracts that do not follow abovementioned format and guidelines will be returned automatically to the author(s).

AUTHORS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACTS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NOT LATER THAN 15 JANUARY 2015. ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED IN ANY OTHER MANNER SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Please check the NAST website ( for updates on the guidelines and for the list of abstract received for screening/evaluation. Authors of accepted/rejected papers will be notified via email starting 05 May 2015 and will be given further instructions on poster presention. Please note that traditional poster shall be the standard entires to the 37th Annual Scientific Meeting Poster Session.

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