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Call for Entries for EVHRDC Best AVP Awards
Call for Nomination


EVHRDC is holding the first ever Best AVP Award in order to develop and exhibit EVHRDC's project proposal review and evaluation process into an AVP Animation. This AVP will be used to motivate researchers from the region to submit their health research proposals for the consortium’s funding.



  1. All Filipino amateur, and professional animators, as well as students (18 years old and above) all over the region are enjoined to participate.
  2. The storyline of the video should be about the EVHRDC Project Proposal Review Process. Please see details below:
  1. The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium conducts 1-2 Calls for Proposals per year. Only capsule proposals are being submitted during these calls.
  2. Proponents of these capsule proposals will be recommended to participate in the Basic Research Methods Training.
  3. The purpose of the Basic Research Methods Training is to provide basic knowledge and skills in health research methodologies among researchers from the Consortium’s member institutions. Furthermore, it aims to generate more research project proposals aligned with the 2017-2022 Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) which addresses health-related issues pressing the region.
  4. All capsule proposals, both the capsule proposals from Call for Proposals and the new proposals generated from the BRM training, will be forwarded to the Research Management Committee for evaluation and shortlisting.
  5. The Research Management Committee is composed of member institutions with proven capability in conducting and managing health research and development activities.
  6. During shortlisting, the capsule proposals are given scores and checked whether it is a priority or not of the region. The committee will identify research programs and projects which are relevant and are in accordance with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) or the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA), as well as research institutions which can implement the same. In addition to that, RMC will also consider important concerns, for example duplication of study, number of ongoing researches engaged by the proponent, and the completeness of capsule proposals.
  7. For shortlisting, the decision statements are either approved for development to full blown proposal, for revision or submit a new proposal. The proponents will be notified as soon as the Secretariat receives the results of the screening of the capsule proposal from the RMC.
  8. Those that are not shortlisted may submit a revised or new proposal and it will undergo another round of RMC review.
  9. The proponents of shortlisted proposals will be advised to submit a full-blown proposal using the DOST-PCHRD detailed proposal format and will be invited to participate in the Research Proposal Enhancement Workshop.
  10. This workshop is initiated to provide one-on-one mentoring and coaching with our Basic Research Methods trainers to guide the researchers in developing their full-blown proposals. Outputs of this workshop, which are the enhanced full-blown proposals, will then be forwarded to the Technical Review Board for further review and approval.
  11. The Technical Review Board is composed of the different technical experts with multidisciplinary backgrounds from the different institutional members of the consortium. They are responsible in reviewing the technical merit, data management, relevance/significance, marketability potential (if applicable), feasibility, and proponent/institution’s capacity.
  12. The Secretariat is responsible for documentation of the Technical Review Board’s decisions, actions, relevant points, and discussion about protocol, including justifications for such decisions.
  13. If the proposal is not approved or is recommended for revision, the principal investigator is to be notified by the Chair, through the Secretariat, of the decision. Included in the notification is the reason/s for the decision. The Proponent may revise the proposal to address issues raised by the TRB and resubmit the proposal for another round of TRB review.
  14. Once the proposal is approved by the TRB, a Certification of Technical Approval signed by the TRB Chair will be given to the proponent through the Secretariat. Then the TRB Chair endorses the research proposal to the Ethics Review Committee for review and approval.
  15. The Ethics Review Committee is composed of members of which representations come from the following discipline/ sector: Doctor of Medicine/Health Researcher, Religious Sector, Environmental Scientist/ Engineer, Legal Practitioner, Social and Behavioral Scientist/ Researcher, Public Health and Layperson.
  16. The ERC Reviews the scientific merit and ethical acceptability of any research submitted to the Consortium involving human participants. They ensure the responsiveness of the proposed research to the health needs and priorities of Eastern Visayas and it meets the requisite ethical standards.
  17. The committee may require a minor/major modification prior to approval. Recommended revisions and/or clarifications are being summarized and provided to the proponents and must undergo another round of ERC review.
  18. Once approved, the ERC issues an ethical clearance required for the implementation of the reviewed and approved research.
  19. After the clearance is received from the ERC, this is when the endorsement of your proposal for funding starts. This is when the research proposal goes back to the TRB for endorsement for funding. The TRB Chair endorses the research proposal to the Consortium Chair/Coordinator for submission to PCHRD. Technically, this is where administrative aspects of the proposal like the line-item budget, responsibilities and salary rates of personnel among others, etc. are being examined. If the documents are complete, this process should not take long.
  20. If the proposal is almost perfect, the process should not take long. However, there are times, especially for new researchers, that proposals would undergo several revisions before finally being approved.
  1. Strictly one entry per person only (only one person shall represent a group’s entry (an entry is a collaboration of a group).
  2. FORMAT & Content
  • Video must be six (6) to ten (10) minutes in length.
  • Video must be submitted in high definition or full definition MP4 format
  1. All designs will become the property of the EVHRDC, and EVHRDC is solely authorized to use the same for its future promotional activities; however, the creator shall be recognized by the consortium.
  2. EVHRDC reserves the right to request the creator to make minor revisions on the video, whenever necessary.
  3. By joining the competition, the participant warrants that the entry is originally made and does not violate any intellectual property rights and has never been used or submitted in any other contests or events, whatsoever.
  4. You may send your entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before November 17, 2021. Please accomplish the contest registration form through the link:



Creativity of the Video


Content Quality

(relevance to the topic, storyline)


Overall quality of the Video

(sound, animation)





1st Place           -           P 10, 000.00

2nd Place          -           P 7, 000.00

3rd Place          -           P 5, 000.00





The complexity of managing COVID-19 pandemic revealed the need for more researchers working in the field of public health. Public health research utilizes quantitative methods which combine the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics. Epidemiologic research is needed to ensure that public health measures and policies are data-driven and evidence-based.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) in cooperation with the Philippine National Health Research System Capacity Building Committee (PNHRS CBC) and University of the Philippines - College of Public Health will implement the one-year Fellowship in Epidemiology Program. The program is a crucial step to capacitate health researchers in this discipline in order for them to contribute in addressing gaps in public health.

The one-year course is designed to help the Fellows develop the necessary knowledge and skills in conducting quantitative public health research. Aligned with the DOST-PCHRD’s mission to develop and strengthen capacity for health research, the Fellowship Program aims to:
  1.  Develop the knowledge and skills of young researchers in quantitative methods in public health research;
  2. Conduct intensive training in Epidemiology for fellows; and
  3. Develop a pool of experts with the appropriate knowledge and skills to conduct quantitative public health research.






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The 2020 Joint Research Project Call for Proposals between DOST and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China is now open!

In pursuit of cooperation between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China, we are calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals in any of the following identified priority areas:

  1. Health
  2. Agriculture
  3. Renewable Energy

A total of eight (08) new projects will be approved during this call for proposals. DOST will provide an annual funding of up to Php 8,000,000.00 for each approved research project, while MOST will provide an annual funding of up to RMB 1,000,000.00 for the Chinese counterpart. Each project should have a maximum duration of two (2) years.

For reference, below is the timeline for the 2020 DOST-MOST JRP Call for Proposals: 


Deadline for submitting applications:

26 June 2020

Exchange lists of applications that meet the eligibility requirements:

By the end of June 2020

Exchange of respective review results:

By the end of September 2020

Selection decision and announcement:

By the end of October 2020

Start of project:

From January 2021 to December 2022

Submission of final reports:

Upon completion of each project

Interested parties are advised to coordinate with prospective counterpart/collaborator in China to craft the project proposals. The Filipino researcher must submit the capsule proposal to DOST through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation while the Chinese counterpart will submit the same to MOST for separate review and evaluation. Only proposals that are endorsed for further submission of full-blown proposals will undergo technical review and possible approval by both DOST and MOST.

The necessary DOST-GIA forms may be downloaded at further inquiries, you may contact Ms. Andrea Velasquez of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation, at Tel. No.: +632-8-838-8376 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


One of the strategic objectives of Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) for 2019-2022 is to strengthen the capacity of the network to support health research. To address this objective, the PNHRS Capacity Building Committee (CBC) created the Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Initiative which will integrate the capacity building efforts of the implementing agencies, regional consortia, and member institutions. Harmonizing the efforts in research capacity will result in better use of resources which will contribute to the development of evidence-informed health decisions, programs, and policies.


The Collaborative Research and Capacity Building Initiative has the following objectives:

  • Promote partnership and collaboration among researchers/research and development institutions in health research capacity building;
  • Harmonize R&D capacity building efforts through interregional and interdisciplinary collaborative research;
  • Optimize resources for health R&D capacity building programs for researchers and research and development institutions; and
  • Develop more relevant and quality health researches aligned with National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and Regional Unified Health Research Agenda.


Priority Areas for Funding

For its initial phase, the initiative accepts proposals on control and prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and schistosomiasis.

The program must have at least 2-3 of the following research project components: (1) clinical/epidemiology/diagnostics, (2) use of ICT, (3) health social science, and (4) health policy and systems research.


Minimum Requirements for the Proposals

All proposals submitted for funding must comply with the following requirements:

  • Must involve the Research and Development Institution’s (RDI) or Higher Education Institutions’ (HEIs) faculty/researcher and early career scientists
  • Must include a mechanism for sharing of resources (expertise, data/information, facilities) for research
  • Must be collaborative, interregional, and interdisciplinary, involving 2-3 RDIs/HEIs through letter of support or willingness to collaborate
  • Must include plans for research dissemination, utilization, and translation
  • Duration: 1-2 years (PNHRS implementing agencies and counterpart implementing RDIs/non-RDIs shall provide funding for approved proposals for 1-2 years, subject to monitoring and evaluation and annual review)


Who may submit

Principal investigators must be a Filipino with at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field and employed in universities/colleges, research agencies/institutes, hospitals, and other health related agencies who are members of the Regional Health Research and Development Consortia (RHRDC) are eligible to apply for the research grant.

How to submit 

Interested lead proponents must submit their capsule proposals using the DOST-PCHRD forms. Research proposals submitted must be duly endorsed by the RHRDC concerned.

The RHRDC shall submit priority capsule proposal to:

The Executive Director
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
Department of Science and Technology
Saliksik Building, DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan Taguig City 1631 Philippines


Deadline of submission of capsule proposal to consortium is on or before June 30, 2020.

**Qualified capsule proposals will be endorsed by the RHRDC concerned to PNHRS CBC secretariat. The successful proponents will be invited to join a write-shop for the development of the full proposal.


For inquiries, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.