Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Opportunity

We are pleased to announce that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting proposals for the latest round of Global Grand Challenges entitled “Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator. This grand challenge seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness and timeliness of routine NTD data and ensure programmatic decision-making is based on the best available data.

Attached are the funding opportunity descriptions of the grant and the Grand Challenges Application instructions Electronic copies for this funding opportunity can be accessed online at

The deadline for submission of proposal is on 25 March 2019, 11:30 am Pacific Time: For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grant Administration Office (, 567-2054).

Thank you for your continued interest in health service and development.

Call for Full Proposals for Funding by the UPM-NIH Research Fund 2019

We are pleased to announce that research proposals for funding for calendar year 2019 are now being accepted by the Office of the Executive Director, National Institutes of Health.

The priority areas for research are based on the NUHRA 2017-2022, as follows:

  1. Responsive health systems: Health governance, health financing, access to essential medical products/vaccines and technologies, health information systems, health service delivery, health human resources, health economics, health research management
  2. Research to enhance and extend healthy lives: adolescent health, communicable diseases, environmental health, maternal, newborn and child health, mental health, non-communicable diseases, nutrition, oral health, reproductive health
  3. Holistic approaches to health and wellness: Filipino traditional and complementary medicine, determinants of health, halal in health, health behaviors
  4. Health resiliency: accidents and injuries, climate change, disaster risk reduction and health emergencies, emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental threats to health, occupational health and migration.
  5. Global competitiveness and innovation in health: diagnostics, drug discovery and development, functional foods, information and communication technologies for health, biomedical products and engineering, OMIC technologies
  6. Research in equity and health: disability, gender, geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA), geriatric case, HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STls), indigenous peoples, substance abuse, violence, other vulnerable populations

The research proposals from these projects should aim for publication in an ISI or peer­ reviewed journal.

Please submit your full protocol on or before 30 April 2019 using the prescribed form (Form

3.1 (A) 2010 Research Project Proposal Format which may be requested from the Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO), UP Manila.

Proposals from researchers with outstanding obligations related to their previous NIH research projects will not be accepted.

For inquiry, please coordinate with Ms. lonee lbarrientos at

Guidelines on the Utilization of the Research Unit Fund

In pursuant to the approved Amendments on the Implementing Rules and Guidelines on the University Administrative Overhead Funds for Research and Special Projects (BOR 1147th Meeting in December 2000), the Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO) observes the attached guidelines on utilization of the Research Unit Fund (RUF).

Please note that one of the requirements for the utilization of fund is approved Internal Operating Budget (IOB). In this regard, we would like to request each unit to submit their IOB for C.Y. 2019 on or before February 21, 2019. All submitted IOBs will be consolidated by RGAO for approval of the Chancellor. In addition, please submit Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP) for procurement of items if needed.

Kindly click link to see the Memo and Guidelines: Guidelines on the Utilization of the RUF

Call for Proposals: Global Grand Challenges: Increasing the Demand for Vaccination Services (Round 22)

We are pleased to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is now accepting proposals for the Grand Challenge “Increasing Demand for Vaccination Services (Round 22). In this new grand challenges, they are looking for proposals in the following specific areas:

1. Novel approaches for providing practical knowledge about vaccines and vaccination services to caregivers.
2. Novel ideas for improving the convenience and/or caregiver seeking of vaccination services.

Attached is the Call for Proposals or You may visit this link for more information:

The deadline for submission of proposals is on November 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m. PST. For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grants Administration Office (, 567-2054)

Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.

Global Grand Challenges Increasing the Demand for Vaccination Services (Round 22)

SOUTHEAST ASIA-EUROPE Joint Funding Scheme for Research Innovation: 2nd Joint Call in the Thematic Areas Bioeconomy and Infectious Disease

We are pleased to announce that the Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation through DOST-PCIEERD is now accepting proposals in the Thematic Areas of Bioeconomy and Infectious Diseases.

Attached is the Call for Proposal for your reference. You may also visit this link: for more information.

The deadline for submission of proposals is on September 18, 2018. For inquiries, kindly coordinate with the Research Grants Administration Office (, 567- 2054).

Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.

SOUTHEAST ASIA-EUROPE Joint Funding Scheme for Research Innovation 2nd Joint Call in the Thematic Areas Bioeconomy and Infectious Disease

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Newborn Screening Research Grants


The Department of Health (DOH) recognizes the importance of research in the improvement and success of the Philippine newborn screening program. To ensure that basic, clinical and psycho-socio-cultural researches related to the newborn screening program are undertaken, DOH issued Department Memoranda on 9 August 2010, 2 September 2014 and 25 January 2016. The Memoranda directed the Newborn Screening Reference Center (NSRC) to oversee this research agenda. The NSRC has delegated the administration of the research grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the assistance of the UP Manila Research Grant Administration Office (RGAO). Consequently, the Philippine newborn screening program is expected to generate researches that would help improve newborn screening processes/services, improve patient outcome, and explore new knowledge in newborn screening.


The NIH is pleased to announce this ‘Call for Research Proposals’ on behalf of the NSRC’s Research Grant initiative for 2018-2019.
The grant proposal/application process is open to institutions, groups, consultants, trainees (fellows, residents, medical students, non-medical undergraduate students, graduate students). Trainees must have a faculty co-investigator.


Initial budget earmarked for the first cycle (2018-2019) is Php 50 million. Funding is available for multi-year projects.


A. Topics for proposals

1. Short term and long term outcome studies for patients affected with any of the disorders in the newborn. screening panel*
2. Burden of disease studies of conditions in the newborn screening p anel*
3. Determinants on decisions regarding acceptance of newborn screening among various stakeholders (e.g. parents, physicians, nurses, midwives, etc)
4. Acceptability of the use of residual blood spot specimens remaining after screening for research
5. Molecular analysis of metabolic disease cases from 1996-2017
6. Molecular analysis of patients diagnosed with endocrine disorders as a result of newborn screening (e.g. congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital hypothyroidism)

If your proposed topic is not in the list, you may still submit your capsule proposal.


B. Submission Requirement

Kindly register as a proponent @ and submit the following requirements on or before October 30, 2018:

1. Capsule Proposal (300 words – brief intro, objectives, impact of study)
2. Letter of Intent
3. CV (max 2 pages) of Lead Proponent (Principal Investigator/Project Leader)
4. Brief profile of the institution of researcher

For queries, please contact Ms. Vivian Biala or Ms. lonee lbarrientos of the Research Grants Administration Office, UP Manila at # 567-2054 or email us at

C. Selection Process

Capsule proposals will be reviewed. Feedback will be given within 2 weeks from submission of capsule proposal. Short-listed applicants will be required to submit a full proposal. Full proposals will undergo technical review. RGAO will assist with budget preparation and ethics review.

NSRC Call for Proposal (Open to All)NSRC Call for Proposal (Open to All)

Call for Proposals: UPM-NIH Student Researcher Grant 2018

Good day!

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that the Research Grants Administration Office (RGAO) is now accepting applications for the UPM Student Researcher Grant for CY 2018. This grant provides funding support for thesis/research of UP Manila undergraduate students, medical students, and masteral students without any scholarship.

A research grant of up to P40,000.00 each shall be given to deserving research projects to subsidize expenses for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) only. The proposals shall be evaluated based on relevance and scientific merit subject to appropriate ethical clearance. The thesis or research adviser should endorse the application and will be responsible for financial disbursements and liquidation of funds. The successful applicants are strongly encouraged to publish their results in reputable peer-reviewed journals and are required to submit their manuscript in a publishable format ready for submission.

Please submit the following requirements on or before 15 October 2018 (Monday):

  1. One (1) printed copy of the full thesis/research proposal
  2. Electronic copy (Word file) of the full thesis/research proposal (send via email to
  3. Endorsement letter signed by the Thesis/Research Adviser, Department Chair and College Dean
  4. Thesis panel certificate of approval
  5. Registration with RGAO at
Submissions should be sent to the Grants Application and Protocol Development Unit (GAPDU), RGAO at Room 111, NIH Bldg., UP Manila.  For inquiries, you may call (02) 567-2054 or email
Please find attached copy of the disseminated memorandum.

Thank you.