Resilience Grants Program
The Oscar M. Lopez Center Resilience Grants program is our commitment to supporting innovations that harness the transformative power of science and technology.
Zeroing in on the issues of climate change adaptation and disaster risk management, we seek out science-based and demand-driven solutions that build climate disaster resiliency. The program welcomes the work of experts from various fields well beyond the natural sciences, seeing to it that the projects we fund are not only relevant and up-to-date, but also practicable and responsive to the needs and challenges of our stakeholders.
Types of Grants
Research and Innovation Grants
Our Research and Innovation grants are awarded to projects that will develop localized and impact-driven knowledge and tools for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the Philippines.
We look for proposals that will spur innovative solutions—or provide a different take on existing solutions—in the areas of climate dynamics and modelling, climate prediction/weather forecasting, GIS and remote sensing, and loss and damage assessment, among others. In keeping with our thrust, these proposals must yield results that are science-based, technological, and practicable. Finally, we support projects that keep in mind the most pressing climate-related vulnerabilities of the business sector and the members of its supply chain.
We accept funding proposals throughout the year, focusing on specific research themes. Occasionally, we also issue special calls for proposals that focus on a specified topic.
Thesis and Dissertation Grants
Our thesis and dissertations grants support graduate students undertaking specific climate change research. Special calls for thesis grant applications are issued to support research projects that are aligned with our specific research agenda.