Balik Scientist

Balik Scientist is a science, technology or innovation expert or professional, as certified by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), who is a Filipino citizen or a foreigner of Filipino descent, accorded with benefits and incentives under R.A. No. 11035 to undertake science and technology activities along his or her field of expertise with a host institution under short-term, medium-term, or long-term engagement, who is either:

(1) A resident of another country at the time of application; or

(2) A Philippine-resident for not more than three (3) years at the time of application, beginning from the most recent date of arrival from overseas education or employment along his or her field of expertise:

Provided, That those without graduate degrees equipped with exceptional expertise can be qualified under this Program. (Sec. 5(a), R.A. No. 11035)