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1. WHAT IS THE PCARI PROJECT?
The Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project is a capacity-building/technology-generating collaborative initiative designed to upgrade to global standards the research, development, and innovation expertise and competencies of the faculty, researchers, students and staff of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs). The Project involves scholarships, training and research partnerships between Philippine HEIs and highly-ranked research universities in California, USA, in the areas of:
a. Health Innovation and Translational Medicine (HITM)
b. Information Infrastructure and Development (IID)
2. WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS OF PCARI?
The legal basis for this project can be found in Special Provision No. 6 "Allocation for the Research and Scholarship Project" of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 10352, otherwise known as the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.
3. WHY DO WE NEED THE PCARI PROJECT?
This unprecedented government initiative is needed to address societal problems and at the same time enable the country to catch up with its neighbors in developing a sustainable university-based research and development (R &D) infrastructure for technological innovation.