Author: RGAO ADMIN

How to Increase Cash Accountability

Any increase in the amount of accountability, resulting to an increase in the amount of bond shall be subject to increase in premium. The amount of bond premium shall be computed based on the increased amount of bond. The bond shall take effect upon the time of payment of premium on the new bond application.

  1. The Researcher prepares a request letter for increase in accountability and attaches a copy of the following documents:
    • Administrative Order for designation as SDO
    • Approved Line-Item Budget
    • Memorandum of Agreement or Clinical Trial Agreement between the University and the Sponsor
    • Cash Flow for two months showing that the amount needed has increased
    • Sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth
    • General Form 57(A)
    • General Form 58(A)
  2. The request letter is endorsed by the Dean/Director, the Vice Chancellor for Research and/or the Vice Chancellor for Administration, and approved by the Chancellor.
  3. Once the request has been approved, it will be forwarded to the Human Resource Development Office for drafting of the Special Order (SO).
  4. The SO will be signed by the Chancellor and forwarded back to the unit.
  5. The unit will pay the additional fidelity bond that corresponds to the increase in the amount of the cash accountability, directly to the Bureau of Treasury. The Researcher would need to present the following documents:
    • Approved application for bond (General Form No. 57(A) and 58(A))
    • Copy of the Administrative Order for designation as SDO
    • Special Order increasing the amount of accountability
  6. Once bond has been paid, the Researcher will receive a Confirmation Letter containing the name of the SDO, the Risk Number, Approved Amount of Bond and Effective Date. This document is attached to all subsequent requests for cash advance.
  7. Once the bond has been paid, the Researcher can now request for a cash advance equal to the amount of his/her increased cash accountability.
  8. The bond needs to be renewed yearly, before the date of its anniversary, otherwise the bond is automatically cancelled.

How to Apply for an SDO Designation

  1. The Researcher prepares a request letter for designation as SDO for a specific research project for the approved duration specified in the protocol or Memorandum of Agreement/Clinical Trial Agreement. The supporting documents to be attached to the letter are the following:
  2. The request letter is endorsed by the Dean/Director, the Vice Chancellor for Research and/or the Vice Chancellor for Administration, and approved by the Chancellor.
  3. Once the request has been approved, it will be forwarded to the Human Resource Development Office for drafting of the Administrative Order (AO).
  4. The AO will be signed by the Chancellor and forwarded back to the unit.
  5. The unit will pay the fidelity bond that corresponds to the amount of the cash accountability directly to the Bureau of Treasury, located at Soriano Ave., Intarmuros, Manila (see Revised Schedule of Premium Rates below). The unit will need to bring the following documents:
    • Approved application for bond (General Form No. 57(A) and 58(A))
    • Copy of the Administrative Order for designation as SDO
  6. Once bond has been paid, the Researcher will receive a Confirmation Letter containing the name of the SDO, the Risk Number, Approved Amount of Bond and Effective Date. This document is attached to all subsequent requests for cash advance.
  7. Once the bond has been paid, the Researcher can now request for a cash advance equal to the amount of his/her cash accountability.

The bond needs to be renewed yearly, before the date of its anniversary, otherwise the bond is automatically cancelled.

Call for Proposals: Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD)

We are pleased to announce that the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is now accepting proposals. The scope and criteria are listed below:

1.       Environment Sector

a. Integrated Program for a cleaner and revitalized Environment (I-CARE) Program

b. Innovative Solutions to Solid Waste Management

c. Toxic and Hazardous Waste R&D Agenda-Mercury

2.       Process Sector

a. Agro-Industrial Program

b. Technological Support for the Upgrading of the Local Cacao and Cacao Industry-Phase II

3.       Natural Products Program

a. Improvement of Extraction, Processing, Applications, Standardization Technologies and Performance Assessment of Selected Gums, Resins and Oils

b. Natural Dyes Color Stability Improvement Technologies for Food and Nutraceutical Applications

4.       Textile Program

a.Technical Support to the Philippine Textile and Other Allied Industry

5.       Advance Materials, Nanotechnology, and Photonics

a. Semiconductor and Electronics Industry

b. Aerospace Industry

c. Energy

d. Establishment of Safety Protocols for the use of nanomaterial safety (Occupational and Operational) Phase II

6.       Information and Communication Technology Sector (ICT) Sector

a. Artificial Intelligence R&D

b. Robotics AI

c. Data Analytics

d. Gaming Development for Education

e. Virtual Reality (VR)/ Artificial Reality for Aerospace, tourism, and Human Security

7.       Electronic Sector

a. Sensors and Actuators for Intelligent Factories

b. Wearable Electronics

8.       Space Technology Applications Sector

9.       Good Governance through Data Science and Decision Support System

10.    MSMEs Cost Competitive Low Carbon Systems

11.  Innovative Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicle Systems and Application

12.  Smart Approach for the Construction Industry

13.   Mining and Mineral Sectors

14.   Metals and Engineering Sectors

15.   Food Sector

16.   Creative Industry Sector

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.

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

3rd Call for Proposals: Newborn Screening Research Grants

We are pleased to announce the extension of the 3rd Call for Proposals: Newborn
Screening Research Grant.
The topics of the proposals are:

  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 panel
  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 1992-2018
  6. Molecular analysis of patients diagnosed with endocrine disorders as a result of
    newborn screening (e.g. congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital hypothyroidism)

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.
The deadline for submission of proposals is extended until 31 May 2020. You may contact Ms. Vivian Biala or Ms. Ionee Ibarrientos of the Research Grant Administration office at tel # 8567-2054 or email at rgao@post.upm.edu.ph

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

3rd Call for Proposals: Newborn Screening Research Grants (Internal to NSCs and NSRC)

We are pleased to announce the extension of the 3rd Call for Proposals: Newborn Screening Research Grant.

The topics of the proposals are:

  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 panel
  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 1992-2018
  6. Molecular analysis of patients diagnosed with endocrine disorders as a result of newborn screening (e.g. congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital hypothyroidism)

The second list is open only to NSRC, NSCs and NBS Expert groups:

  1. Impact of timeliness issues (e.g. specimen collection and transmittal, result availability and transmittal, etc.) on patient diagnosis/confirmation
  2. Evaluation of cutoff values used for preterm infants
  3. Disorder mapping by province
  4. Assessment of Security risks and vulnerability of IT systems
  5. Assessment of privacy risks and vulnerability of information handing
  6. Inter- and Intra-laboratory QA
  7. G6PD deficiency issues (e.g. appropriateness of current strategies, etc.)
  8. Thalassemia issues (e.g. appropriateness of current screening protocol, evaluation of compliance with protocols, etc.)

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for submission of proposals is extended until 31 May 2020. You may contact Ms. Vivian Biala or Ms. Ionee Ibarrientos of the Research Grant Administration office at tel # 8567-2054 or email at rgao@post.upm.edu.ph Thank you for your continued interest in health research and development.

Call for Proposal Announcement: Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges: Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section

Dear Colleague,

Grant applications are still being accepted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the following Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations initiatives – and multi-language translations are now available for each request for proposals. The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key global health and development problems. The application deadline is April 22, 2020.

Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives: Grand Challenges seeks new approaches and concepts for the characterization of contraceptive drug targets, the identification of active contraceptive compounds, and the establishment of novel and impactful research tools with the potential to revolutionize the field of contraceptive R&D and yield substantially improved contraceptives that better meet women’s needs. Please see the announcement blog.

Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section: Grand Challenges seeks ideas for interventions to address challenges related to cesarean section: increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate, increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm to both mothers and newborns, and reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section.

Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Product: Grand Challenges Explorations seeks transformative and innovative ideas to support the design and development of a new menstrual health and hygiene product that meets key criteria of being responsive to user needs, focusing on discreetness, affordability, and sustainability.

Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns: Grand Challenges Explorations seek innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions.

We invite you to read summaries of the grants funded to date across the Grand Challenges family of initiatives and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please forward this message so they can apply and sign up for email updates with the latest opportunities.

The Global Partnerships & Grand Challenges Team
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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

Call for Proposals: GACD: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cancer Funding Call

We are pleased to announce that the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases is now accepting proposals for the primary and/or secondary prevention of cancer in low- and middle-income countries. Each proposal should:

  • Focus on implementation research addressing prevention and/or early diagnosis strategies derived from existing knowledge about effective interventions.
  • For screening interventions, the local capacity and accessibility of confirming diagnoses and treatment must be ensured. The health care pathway for referral of positive cases must be included.
  • Include a strategy to test the proposed model of intervention and to address the socioeconomic and contextual factors of relevance to the targeted region and community.
  • Lead to a better understanding of key barriers and facilitators at local, national and/or international level that affect prevention and/or early diagnosis of cancer.
  • Align with the priorities in national/regional cancer control programme, if any.
  • Propose a pathway to embed the intervention into local, regional or national health policy and practice, addressing:
    • A strategy to include policy makers and local authorities (possibly by inclusion within the research team), as well as other relevant stakeholders such as community groups, patient groups, formal and informal carers and any other group, where ever relevant from the beginning of the project, which will contribute to the sustainability of the intervention after the end of project.
    • Relevance of project outcomes/evidence for scaling up the intervention at local, national and/or international level, including consideration of the social, cultural and economic contexts.
  • Include assessments of accessibility, reach, equity and health economic assessments as an integral part of the proposed research

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for submission of proposals must be submitted by 16:00 GMT+1 on Thursday, 30th April 2020. You can also visit the link: https://mrc.ukri.org/funding/browse/gacd-prevention-of-cancer/gacd-primary-and-secondary-prevention-of-cancer-funding-call/

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

Call for proposals: Bill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges: Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section

We are pleased to announce that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is now accepting proposals for the Grand Challenges: Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section

In this new grand challenge, they prioritize proposals for interventions to address the following challenges related to the cesarean section:

  1. Increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate
  2. Increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm both mothers and newborns
  3. Reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section.

Attached is the Call for Proposals for more information.

The deadline for submission of proposals is on April 22, 2020, 11:30 a.m. US Pacific Daylight. You can also visit the link: https://gcgh.grandchallenges.org/challenge/improving-access-and-use-safe-and-appropriate-cesarean-section.

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

IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING

The Research Grants Administration Office, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is in need of the the following staff:

  1. Program Manager (Project-based)
  2. Project Development Officer III (Project-based) (2)
  3. Project Development Officer I (Project-based)
  4. Project Assistant II (Project-based)

For more details kindly see attached documents: