The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has offered its congratulations to a Filipino Balik Scientist, whose work has been recognized by the European Union. 

Dr. Ryan L. Arevalo, who was part of the DOST-Balik Scientist Program, received the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) COFUND Fellowship, a flagship funding program managed by the European Research Executive Agency (REA) on behalf of the European Commission (EC).

“Congratulations to our 2019 Balik Scientist, Dr. Ryan L. Arevalo! Dr. Arevalo was granted the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Fellowship with his research entitled ‘Nanoporous Material Based Methane Partial Oxidation Catalysts’,” the agency wrote on Facebook. 

“Your Balik Scientist family is very proud of you. We wish you the best in all your endeavors!”

According to EC, MSCA is responsible for funding “excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines.”

Apart from this, MSCA is also active in developing doctoral and post-doctoral training programs around the globe.

“The MSCA also fund the development of excellent doctoral and postdoctoral training programmes and collaborative research projects worldwide. By doing so, they achieve a structuring impact on higher education institutions, research centres and non-academic organisations.”

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