Month: May 2019

Call for Proposals: Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is accepting proposals through its program entitled “Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program”

Under this call, the Department of Scienc and Technology (DOST) are requiring all the proposals submitted should be in line with the priority R&D areas and industries identified by the DOST itself and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), namely:

• Agri-processing (includes drug and herbal development)
• Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry
• IC Design
• Semi-conductor and Electronics
• Creative Industries/Knowledge-based Services
• Renewable Energy
• Industrial Waste Treatment
• Information and Communication Technology (includes Artificial Intelligence)
• Food and Nutrition
• Infrastructure and Logistics
• Environment and Climate Change
• Manufacturing

The HEI/RDI should have at least one industry partner to collaborate with. The industry partner will provide counterpart of at least twenty percent (20%) of the total project cost. Counterpart may be in cash, in kind, or person-hours support in the academe.

Further Instructions can be seen through this link (

Deadline for Submission of Proposals is on 14 June 2019.

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

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

We are pleased to announce the extension for submission of application for the UPM-NIH Research Grant 2019. This regular research grant program will provide funding support to UP Manila researchers who will conduct relevant and innovative researches that will generate new knowledge and evidence for the improvement 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, geriatric case, HIV/AIDS and other STIs, 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 17 May 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. Ionee Ibarrientos at