The NAST Talent Search for Young Scientists is a project of NAST to encourage young people to pursue a career in science.
Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the best three scientific paper presenters. The paper may present basic or applied research.
Candidates nominated must be:
(a) Filipino citizens;
(b) Must not be more than thirty five (35) years old within January to December in the year of the awarding;
(c) Graduates of at least a masters degree;
(d) Of good moral character;
(e) Affiliated with any of the following:
- scientific society (academic or professional)
- research institution or firm (government or private)
- college/university;
(f) Able to present a scientific paper (ISI/Scopus published or accepted for publication in major journals) which he/she is a major contributor in a public forum) during a Science Congress which will be scheduled for this purpose. The involvement of the nominee in the research should be explained if the paper is jointly authored.
Nominations for this award may be made by heads of government or private research institutions, departments of colleges or universities, or academic or professional scientific organizations or societies.
The deadline for submission of nominations is every last working day of November.
Checklist of Requirements:
  • Accomplished nomination form
  • Abstract and full paper
  • College-level, higher degree and graduate level, undergraduate diplomas and transcripts of records
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • Three (3) most important research publications
  • Five (5) high resolution photographs with captions depicting the nominee’s present scientific work
Important: Incomplete documentary requirements and Nomination Form with unfilled fields will not be processed.
Note: Submission of nominations is online at Please submit also the electronic copy of the nomination in pdf format through email at