- Guidelines in the Re-Availment of the Balik Scientist Short-Term Program Under E.O. 130 by Qualified Filipino Scientists
- DOST Administrative Order No. 08-07
November 22, 2007
DOST ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 08-07
|SUBJECT||:||Guidelines in the Re-Availment of the Balik Scientist Short-Term Program Under Executive Order No. 130 by Qualified Filipino Scientists|
Pursuant to the
2.0 Definition of Terms
2.1 Short-Term Program It is a program utilizing the expertise of expatriate Filipino Scientist and Technologist with duration of at least one (1) month. The Scientist can avail of the program several times with graduated incentives subject to the approval of the Secretary.
2.2 Subsequent Visit the re-availment of a Balik Scientist who has once substantially completed a short-term program and wants to return and avail of the same program either of the following reasons:
2.2.1 Follow-through visit/s to the same organization where he/she had provided his/her expertise to carry out the same or related project; or
2.2.2 To perform sequel activity(ies) to the original project/same technology but to a different institution/s. HTaSEA
2.3 Graduated Incentives these are incentives/benefits provided to a Balik Scientist who avails of the Balik Scientist Short-Term Program under these guidelines and which is subject to the approval of the Secretary.
These guidelines shall cover only Filipino Scientist who has once availed of the Balik Scientist Short-Term program.
4.0 Entitlement to the Graduated Incentive
Filipino Scientists who are qualified to avail of this program shall be entitled to the following incentives/benefits, subject to the approval of the Secretary:
4.1 Free roundtrip economy airfare originating from a foreign country to the Philippines by direct route. Computation shall be based on the currency rate prevailing on the date when the airline ticket was purchased; and
4.2 Daily subsistence allowance of not more than 100 US dollar per day as may be recommended by DOST Executive Committee (DOST EXECOM) and approved by the Secretary.
5.0 Duration and Number of Subsequent visits
There shall be no limit in the number of times a Balik Scientist may avail of the Short-Term Program. The length as well as the number of visit/s, however, shall be determined based on the project requirement.
6.0 Approval Procedure for Subsequent Visit/s
In addition to the procedure laid down in No. VII of the SHADcT
This order shall take effect immediately.
(SGD.) DR. ESTRELLA F. ALABASTRO
Department of Science and Technology