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EVHRDC Awards 2022 Call for Nomination

The Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) in its commitment to promote and empower health research activities in Region 8, will be conducting its 2022 Regional Health Research Symposium (RHRS) on October 27-28, 2022. This year, the symposium is anchored on the theme “Health Research: Responding to Challenges Towards National Recovery and Resiliency”. Among the highlights of the activity are the region-wide contest for Oral Research Paper Presentations, Poster Exhibits, and 3-Minute Pitch, both in the professional and undergraduate categories where modest amount of cash prizes will be given to the winners.


Deadline of submission of entries is on EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2022Kindly send your entries at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the preliminary evaluation and judging. You may contact the EVHRDC Secretariat at (053) 888-4203 for more details.

The EVHRDC Awards is presented annually to researchers in Region 8 to recognize significant contributions to knowledge related to health. The awards will have two (2) categories: the Distinguished Health Researcher Award and the Outstanding Novice Health Researcher Award.  Up to three awards may be given annually to each of the categories. The selection committee may not confer any of the awards once no one meets the qualifications.


Eligibility for Distinguished Health Researcher Award

The Distinguished Health Researcher Award is open to all Filipino Citizen researchers of Region 8-Eastern Visayas (whether individual or group/institutional categories) of the affiliated members of the Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC) and other interested colleges, universities, and agencies not affiliated with EVHRDC. The award shall have no age restrictions and can be granted posthumously.


Eligibility for Outstanding Novice Health Researcher Award

This aims to encourage young researchers to undertake work in all fields of health research. The award will be granted to researchers within Eastern Visayas region that are employed by the member institutions of the consortium only. This award shall be given/conferred to young researchers not exceeding the age of 40 at the time of nomination.


Selection Criteria

The Distinguished Health Researcher Award is conferred to individuals or groups while the Outstanding Novice Health Researcher Award is conferred to individuals who have made a significant contribution to health. This contribution could be a long-term, cumulative contribution or a single, particularly insightful idea, experiment, application, or interpretation.

The selection committee shall consider the following criteria in selecting the recipient:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in research, scholarly, and/or artistic work;
  2. Recognition by professional societies, community organizations, or other external bodies;
  3. Contributions to the research environment both locally, nationally, and internationally. This can include the development of major research installations (e.g. a research centre), participation in the deliberations of a major research granting agency (e.g. member and/or chair of a grant selection committee), or other prestigious forms of service to the field;
  4. Contributions to the training and education of highly qualified personnel (e.g., undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and technical staff).
  5. The selection committee reserves the right to make fewer than three awards or none at all in any year if there are no suitable candidates.
  6. The institution where the individual or group researcher/s is affiliated shall also be recognized.
  7. The selection committee shall determine the award category of a candidate/nominee. Distinguished Health Researcher nominee should have a minimum of five (5) published health researches conducted, and the Outstanding Novice Health Researcher nominee should have one or a maximum of four (4) published health researche/s.
  8. New nominees should submit entries covering their accomplishments for the last three (3) years.
  9. Previous nominees who were not conferred the 1st place award may still submit entries covering their accomplishments for the last three (3) years. Previous top one winners from both categories shall no longer be allowed to join the search.


Selection Committee

The award recipients will be chosen by a selection committee that include:

  1. The Chairperson of the EVHRDC SOME Committee or its Authorized Representative (Chair);
  2. The Chairpersons of the EVHRDC Committees (RMC, ERC, RUC, CBC) or Authorized representatives from each committee (Members); and
  3. In the event that a selection committee member shall be nominated, he/she must abstain from any discussions about and decisions in the selection of the award recipient. He/She shall be replaced by an authorized member of the consortium committee to be determined by the Executive Committee.
  4. The member of the selection committee/evaluator should not be in any way related to the nominee up to 3rd degree of consanguinity or affinity. In such a case, the member shall likewise abstain. He/She shall be replaced by an authorized member of the consortium committee to be determined by the Executive Committee.


Nomination Procedures

  1. The EVHRDC Selection Committee will be responsible for issuing a call for nominations.
  2. Candidates may be nominated by a colleague, any individual, or any agency. Self-nomination may also be allowed. The nominator should be of someone in higher stature than the nominee. It could be someone the nominee had worked with, i.e., mentor, consultant, or workmate.
  3. The nomination package must include:

3.1. A letter from the nominator summarizing the candidate’s research achievements and outlining the national or international significance of the candidate’s scholarly work. (The nomination letter should not exceed 3 pages);

3.2.  Current curriculum vitae of the candidate in the standardized format required by the EVHRDC Search Committee;

3.3.  Three letters of support from scholars in the candidate’s main or cognate fields, commenting on the impact of the candidates’ work regionally, nationally, and internationally. At least two of these letters must be from scholars outside the workplace.

3.4 Filled out EVHRDC Awards 2022 Nomination Form.

4. Nominees should be researchers from Region 8;  one or more study should cover locale, respondents, or subjects from the region, while other studies may cover locale, respondents, or subjects from other parts of the country (or the world), but results  of the study should have relevance to Region 8.


Selection Criteria

The Distinguished Health Researcher Awardees and Outstanding Novice Health Researcher Awardees shall be chosen by the Board of Judges. Decisions of the Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable. The Board of Judges has the right not to declare any winner. The Board of Judges shall formulate their own guidelines of judging based on the suggested criteria:


Extent of impact on health/quality of life  40%
Economic benefits    30%
S&T benefits  10%
Research Pitching and Publications     10%
Research Training Involvement   10%


Awards and Recognition


Distinguished Health Researcher Award

  • Cash 1st Place Php30,000.00


                            Award for Institution – Certificate


  • Two Runners-up

          Cash             2nd Place Php25,000.00

                               3rd Place Php20,000.00


Award for Institution – Certificate


Outstanding Novice Health Researcher Award

  • Cash 1st Place Php25,000.00


                             Award for Institution – Certificate

  • Two Runners-up

          Cash          2nd Place Php20,000.00

                            3rd Place Php15,000.00


       Award for Institution - Certificate



How to Submit an Entry

Submit the nomination package in person, via courier or via email on or before August 31, 2022. Please provide documentary evidences or any supporting documents to support your entry (These may include publications, reports, certificates, and photographs)

  1. In person or courier: EVHRDC Secretariat, DOST Regional Office No. 08, Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte
  2. Email: send in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject: EVHRDC Awards 2022 Submission




2022 Timeline

Call for Nomination

May 2022

Deadline for Submission of Nominations

August 31, 2022

Selection Process

September 2022

Awarding of Winners

2022 Regional Science and Technology Week (November 2022)

You may download the forms below:

EVHRDC Awards 2022 CV of the Candidate Form

EVHRDC Awards 2022 Nomination Form



Join us as we present the accomplishments of Dr. June Bryan de la Peña's short-term Balik Scientist engagement on January 31, 2022, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM via Zoom.

He will also be providing his recommendations to his host institution, the Eastern Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (EVHRDC), and discuss his plans after his current engagement.

Please register in advance by clicking this link:



The mission of Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) and Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM), Mahidol University (SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand) is to address health systems needs by developing and strengthening capacity for health research through teaching and research for advanced knowledge in medical sciences and medical services. Hence, both institutions agreed to collaborate on the development and implementation of a graduate scholarship program. 

The Foreign Graduate Scholarship Program offers exciting opportunities for research training particularly on tropical diseases. The program aims to provide opportunities to deserving students to study and obtain graduate degrees abroad and develop a pool of high-quality human resources who will contribute to the country’s global competitiveness and economic development. 


Doctor of Philosophy in Tropical Medicine

The three-year multidisciplinary program offers broad areas in Tropical Medicine including Protozoology, Helminthology, Medical Entomology, Microbiology and Immunology, Social and Environmental Medicine, Tropical Hygiene, Tropical Nutrition and Food Science, Tropical Pathology and Molecular Tropical Medicine and Genetics  focusing on active learning experience in well-equipped laboratory and at field site to equip graduates with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in Tropical Medicine.

Master of Science in Tropical Medicine

The two-year program focuses on equipping students with scientific knowledge on tropical diseases, public health and related subjects. The goal of the program is to provide a balanced education that combines knowledge, skills, and moral values. The program has been developed to stimulate students to embrace life-long learning in scientific research, develop their soft and communication skills, and build their leadership ability.


One position for PhD program and two positions for MSc program will be available each year at FTM Mahidol University - SEAMEO TROPMED Thailand (Subject to the availability of funds)


The applicant must:

  1. Be a Filipino citizen;
  2. Be in good health condition; 
  3. Not be more than 50 years old at the time of application;
  4. Have completed B.Sc./M.Sc degree in related field of study;
  5. Have an outstanding academic record; 
  6. Passed the admission requirements for the MSc/PhD study; 
  7. Passed the interview and other screening procedures;
  8. Have research interests which are aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda;
  9. Conduct his/her research for the entire duration of the scholarship and of the MSc/PhD Program; and
  10. Be willing to render the required service obligation for a period equivalent to twice the length of time or a fraction thereof that they enjoyed the MS/PhD scholarships.



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