Month: March 2021

Call for Policy Papers on Higher Education Interventions for the Better Normal

We are pleased to announce that the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies is seeking to publish the latest policy and research papers on higher education.

In line with the UP CIDS program goals, they are hoping you can compose a Policy Paper of about 3,000 to 6,000 words on the interventions of the University wants to deliver a better normal for our constituencies during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Policy Paper, the proponent can discuss the context and content of, among others, your pandemic-related past memoranda as well as current and future initiatives.

To aid you in crafting your Policy Paper, we have attached a copy of our consolidated resources which includes reports and school/HEIs memos related to COVID-19 response. For this call, the policy paper outline is as follows:
• Situation analysis
• Pandemic response framework
• Administrative, technological, and andragogical interventions
• Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms

Deadline of submission of manuscript is on 31 March 2021. Should you need more information you can email Ms. Marrhon Mangalus at

2022 Innovators in Science Award

We are pleased to announce that the Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the New York Academy of Sciences is opening a call for nominations entitled “The 2022 Innovators in Science Award” that will will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Gastroenterology

The University of the Philippines Manila is is invited to nominate one (1) promising Early-Career Scientist and one (1) outstanding Senior Scientist conducting research in Gastroenterology as candidates for the 2022 Innovators in Science Award.The nomination period begins April 1, 2021 and ends May 27, 2021.

The Awards will be conferred at a formal ceremony and symposium in Tokyo, Japan, on March 28-29, 2022.

You may refer to the Award Guidelines, available at, for details on nominee eligibility, nomination requirements, and evaluation criteria (to download a flyer summarizing this information, please click here). A list of frequently asked questions is also available to assist you during the online nomination process.

Additionally, we will be hosting a free Call for Nominations Webinar on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 10:30am ET. Webinar participants will learn about Award program eligibility, nomination guidelines, and evaluation criteria to help them assemble a competitive nomination package. Program administrators from the Academy will conclude the webinar with a question and answer period to clarify program requirements. Webinar materials will be available for reference after the webinar at

Timeline for the 2022 Innovators in Science Award in Gastroenterology

March 25, 2021Call for Nominations Webinar
April 1, 2021Nominations open
May 27, 2021Nominations close
Nov-21Innovators in Science Award Winners Announced
March 28-29, 2022Innovators in Science Award Ceremony and Symposium in Tokyo, Japan

For further information you may visit the Takeda website at

Call for Proposals 2021-2022: Philippine Council for Health Research and Development

We are pleased to announce to announce that is DOST-PCHRD is accepting research and development (R&D) proposals for funding in 2021-2022 The call for proposals is for specific R&D priority areas under the Harmonized National R and D Agenda (HNRDA) which hinges on DOST’s S&T thrusts, emerging and re-emerging health concerns that prevail in the country.

This call encourages public and private higher education institutes, research and development institutes and non-profit organizations to conduct applied R&D and forge collaboration by and among organizations involved in health R&D.

For more info you can email them at