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Region 5 Wins 2nd-Place in the DOST-PCHRD 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition

 

MARY JOY B. SANDE, R.N., RM., MN., PhDNEd, a Bicol University College of Nursing professor and Bicol HeaRT (Health Research Training) Batch-2 scholar of Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD) is the region's representative who won 2nd-Place on the recently conducted 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition last March 17, 2021 01:00 PM via Zoom conference with her winning policy-pitch entitled "Antenatal care: Every Pregnant Mother's Right for Quality Care". The said pitch was sourced from one of the recently concluded researches of DOH CHD V in collaboration with BCHRD and Bicol University entitled "Utilization and Implementation of Antenatal Care Services in Iriga City and Tabaco City". 

Dr. Sande won 20,000Php along with certificates.  

The 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition is one of the highlights of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development's (PCHRD) 39th-anniversary celebration with the theme "Strategic R&D Partnership for Global Health." The said competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation, and research communication skills as a way of sharing evidence to stakeholders and policymakers.

For this year's event, we were able to witness 12 policy pitches of competitors who were nominated by their respective regional health research and development consortia. Competitors will present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria.

Winners of the competition has received Php 10,000 for the 3rd place, Php 20,000 for the 2nd place, and Php 30,000 for the 1st place.

Prizes for audience votes will also be given as People’s Choice Award worth Php 5,000.

See facebook live record of the event:

Related Article: 

RESEARCHER-SCHOLAR FROM ALBAY REPRESENTS REGION 5 FOR NATIONAL WEBINAR COMPETITION

 

 

Article by: BERNARD DEXTER M. MOROS, BCHRD Secretariat

Credits to: DOST-PCHRD

 

Researcher-Scholar from Albay represents Region 5 for National Webinar Competition

Prof. MARY JOY B. SANDE, PhDNEd


MARY JOY B. SANDE, R.N., RM., MN., PhDNEd
(Top), a Bicol University professor and Bicol HeaRT (Health Research Training) Batch-2 scholar of Bicol Consortium for Health Research and Development (BCHRD), Will be representing the region for the 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition on Mar 17, 2021 01:00 PM (GMT+8) with her research entitled "Utilization and Implementation of Antenatal Care Services in Iriga City and Tabaco City". One of the recently concluded researches with DOH CHD V in collaboration with BCHRD and Bicol University.

The 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition is one of the highlights of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development's (PCHRD) 39th-anniversary celebration with the theme "Strategic R&D Partnership for Global Health." The said competition will focus on the presentation of successfully completed health research studies with aims of exercising and cultivating researchers’ presentation, and research communication skills as a way of sharing evidence to stakeholders and policymakers.

For this year's event, we will be able to witness 12 policy pitches of competitors who were nominated by their respective regional health research and development consortia. Competitors will present their completed research in a three-minute, one-slide presentation for a non-specialist audience based on set criteria. Towards the end of the program, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite competitor through a poll. The competitor who will garner the highest number of votes will get the People's Choice Award.

Help us win the People's Choice Award and be an official attendee by registering on the following link:

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REGISTER NOW!

Personal information collected during the registration process will be used only for generating event-related reports and submission of COA liquidation requirements. Data will be stored in secure storage and will be accessed by concerned DOST-PCHRD personnel. You may request access to your collected personal information. For inquiries, you may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on Zoom privacy policy, please refer to https://zoom.us/privacy.

If registration is already at full capacity, a Facebook Live broadcast will also be available on DOST-PCHRD's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dostpchrd/).

 

 

 

 

 

Article by: BERNARD DEXTER M. MOROS, BCHRD Secretariat

Credits to: DOST-PCHRD

 

 

 

 

 

A radio talk on: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

  

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Extension Services Division wants to invite you to another session of Uma-Agring Kita this Saturday, March 13, 2021, discussing Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) with, Doctor Mark Jaypee C. Gonzales at RMN DWNX 91.1 FM Naga| 4:00-5:00PM

  

Interested listeners may register via:

https://forms.gle/LVfh8hGrjYvcmUNRA

E-Certificates may be given after answering the survey form

 

Published by: BERNARD DEXTER M. MOROS, BCHRD Secretariat

Credits to: DrMark Jaypee C. Gonzales

 

 

 

 

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Copyright Written by Julie Anne Balangat Published: 18 December 2020
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR
PCHRD STARTUP RESEARCH GRANT PROGRAM

 

What is PCHRD's Startup Research Grant Program?

Under Republic Act No. 11337 or the Innovative Startup Act, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has been identified as one of the key government agencies tasked to support research and development (R&D) activities of Filipino-owned startups and promote the startup ecosystem within the country. RA 11337 also authorizes the establishment of a Startup Grant Fund (SGF) under DOST which will be used to fund R&D activities of eligible startups that are aimed at improving their core technology, enhancing the product’s market potential, and refining their existing products, processes, or services.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), one of the sectoral planning councils of DOST, greatly recognizes the importance of R&D in addressing the health issues of the country. In support to the operationalization of RA 11337, PCHRD created a Startup Research Grant Program under DOST SGF that aims to support research activities of startups in the health sector.

 

Objectives of the Program:

The PCHRD Startup Research Grant Program will provide financial support to qualified startups to conduct research activities aimed at:

  1. Overcoming R&D roadblocks;
  2. Strengthening intellectual property (IP);
  3. Establishing initial market traction;
  4. Refining business model; and/or
  5. Scaling up production.

 

Benefits to Startups:

Recipients of research grants under this program are entitled to receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the DOST/Council’s GIA Program
  • Access to follow-up financial assistance for scale-up and expansion offered by other DOST offices and agencies
  • Access to the science and technology network of the DOST and the Philippine National Health Research System
  • Access to DOST Testing Laboratories and Research Facilities
  • Access to the DOST Technology Business Incubator (TBI) Network

 

Call Scope

Research proposals must be drafted based on any of the following research areas:

  1. Innovative Tools for Improved Health Care Provider-Patient Experience
    • Systems/tools that will improve health care provider-patient experience (e.g. appointment systems, specialist search, resource mapping/tracking, homecare monitoring, etc.)
  2. Systems for Health Service Delivery
    • Efficient and inclusive health service delivery systems such as online referral systems, ePharmacy, teleconsultations, etc.
  3. Innovative Technologies for Health Care Facilities
    • Technologies for health facilities, such as biomedical devices, diagnostic kits, supply chain management, smart and resilient health facilities, etc.

 

Fund Tracks

Interested applicants may submit research proposals under any of the following funding tracks:

1. Proof-of-concept to Product (POC2P Track)

  • Generation of marketable and validated products/services

2. Product to Market (P2M Track)

  • Validation of business model
  • Incubation
  • Mentoring
  • Business support program
  • Capacity building
  • Fabrication support
  • Marketing and market validation
  • Optimization of processes
  • Acquisition of production capacities
  • Optimization of value chains
  • Legal and expert support
  • Use of facilities
  • Scale up optimization
  • Roll out
  • Expansion of protection to other countries

 

Eligibility Requirements

To avail of the grant, a startup must have the following qualifications:

  1. Must be registered with DTI or SEC
  2. Must be a startup company with one or multiple products and/or service related to health 
  3. Must be Filipino-owned (at least 60% of the company is Filipino-owned)
  4. Must be in operation for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years
  5. Project leader must be Filipino
  6. Must show capability to conduct R&D
  7. Has legal personality to issue receipt
  8. Does not have any outstanding accountabilities with DOST
  9. Has no ongoing project with DOST
  10. Has no pending administrative or criminal cases

 

Application Mechanics and Documentary Requirements

Here is how to apply:

1. Prepare a capsule proposal (download template here) in PDF format containing the following information and required attachments:

  • Project title
  • Proposed project duration (maximum of 1 year)
  • Name of project leader
  • Company name, address and contact details
  • Cooperating agencies (if any)
  • Project plan (statement of the problem, objectives, description of proposed research activity, methodology, target accomplishments and expected outputs, significance/impact, discussion on regulatory barriers and plan to overcome the same)


Required attachments:

    • Budgetary requirements (capped at PhP 3M) (download template here)
    • Background of the startup
      • Year established
      • Current level of funding round
      • Products/services offered with corresponding descriptions
      • R&D activities conducted on current products
      • Team composition
      • Business model
      • Competitive advantage
    • Proofs of eligibility
      • Authenticated copy of DTI Registration for Sole Proprietorship; or, authenticated copies of SEC-registered Articles of Incorporation and the latest General Information Sheet for stock and non-stock corporations like NGOs, foundations, cooperatives or associations; or authenticated copy of SEC-registered Articles of Partnership for partnerships;
      • Authenticated copies of Business Permits and Licenses;
      • Latest copies of Income Tax Returns, Audited Financial Statements, and other financial reports;
      • Proof of capability and track record in conducting R&D, and when applicable, endorsement from the business incubation facility where the startup is located.

 

  • Disclosure of other businesses (if any)
  • CV of project leader


2. Deadline for submission of capsule proposals is on February 12, 2021. The capsule proposal and required attachments should be submitted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3. Shortlisted applicants will be announced on March 1, 2021. All shortlisted applicants are required to attend PCHRD’s online writeshop for the preparation of full-blown proposals. This online writeshop is tentatively scheduled on March 8, 2021.

4. Full-blown proposals should be submitted/uploaded to the DPMIS portal (https://dpmis.dost.gov.ph/) by March 19, 2021. The full-blown proposal shall include the following:

  • Title of the proposed project
  • Duration of the proposed project
  • Description of the startup and the founders
  • Description of the product and value proposition
  • Background of the startup and the development of the technology (evolution of the startup, first prototype, first test, first sale)
  • Description of the target market and size
  • Competitive advantage analysis using a comparative advantage table
  • IP status and protection
  • Objective and scope of the proposed research
  • Methodology and expected outputs
  • Work plan or Gantt Chart of activities
  • Curriculum vitae of the project leader
  • Line-Item-Budget with 20% counterpart funding
  • Sworn Affidavits from all of the startup owners/ incorporators/ stockholders/ organizers/ partners, directors and/ or officers that they are not agents of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to any DOST officer authorized to process and/or approve the grant and release of funds

 

Grant guidelines

The following guidelines shall be observed:

  • Interested applicants are only allowed to submit one (1) proposal at a time. Likewise, grantees are only allowed to implement one (1) project at a time.
  • Approved R&D activities must be implemented for a maximum period of 12 months. Grant per project is capped at PhP 3M.
  • DOST-supported and non-DOST-supported startups may apply.
  • R&D activities for DOST-supported technologies may be applied. R&D activities for non-DOST-supported technologies may also be applied as long as the technology is Filipino-owned and is health-related.
  • All required project reports shall be submitted using applicable DOST Forms. The DOST Startup Grant guidelines for project implementation and monitoring will be followed.
  • PCHRD shall monitor status of startup grantees after project termination. Startup grantees shall likewise accommodate PCHRD’s request for updates.

 

Dates to Remember

DATESEVENTS
December 16, 2020 Release of Call for Proposals
February 12, 2021 Deadline for submission of capsule proposals
February 19, 2021 Last day of in-house evaluation (pre-screening)
February 26, 2021 Last day of external technical panel evaluation
March 1, 2021 Announcement for the shortlisted applicants
March 8, 2021 Online writeshop for the preparation of full-blown proposals for shortlisted applicants
March 19, 2021 Deadline for submission of full-blown proposals at DPMIS portal
March 30, 2021 Last day of second round of external technical panel evaluation
April 5, 2021 Announcement of the list of official startup grantees

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

I have a product idea but I am still building a working prototype. Can I apply for a grant under this program?

  • NO, R&D activities for proof-of-concepts (POCs) will not be funded. You must at least have an ugly but working prototype to qualify for funding assistance under the program.

 

Can I request for funding assistance above PhP 3M?

  • YES, funding requests above PhP 3M may still be approved subject to PCHRD’s evaluation. Additional documentary requirements (i.e. financial viability doc, financial projections, manufacturing plan, value engineering, IP protection) may be requested by PCHRD as bases for approval of such request.

 

Do I have to use the DOST LIB form for the capsule proposal?

  • NO, you may only submit to us a list of all required expenses as an attachment to your capsule proposal. You may list all these required expenses in our prescribed budgetary requirement form (download here). We will assist you in preparing an LIB using prescribed DOST form during the writeshop.

 

Are we allowed to request for extension?

  • YES, subject to PCHRD’s evaluation and provided that the reason for extension is justified and acceptable.

 

Our startup has been in operation for more than a year but we are still in the process of applying for registration (DTI/SEC). Are we eligible to apply for a grant?

  • NO, a startup must be in operation for at least 1 year starting from the date of registration to be eligible.

 

Published by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, BCHRD Secretariat

 

CALL FOR PROPOSAL

 

Republic of the Philippines

Department of Health

Bicol Center for Health Development

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

 

The DOH – Bicol Center for Health and Development (CHD) Research and Development Committee announces the 2021 Call for Submission of Research Proposals aligned to our Research Priorities for implementation in CY 2021 -2022.

For this year, the proponents should focus on the following research priority topics .These were sourced from various references and documents such as COVID – 19 related priority activities, country commitments and the required inputs to support the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law Implementation.

The following listed below were further screened and prioritized to account for the Regional’s budget limitations and the need to repurpose funding to support the pandemic response.

RESEARCH PRIORITY

RESEARCH AREA

RESEARCH TOPIC

Health Service Delivery

Improving Access to Quality Hospitals and Health Care Facilities

·         Preparedness and Response of the Facilities for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases

·         Health Outcomes and Hospital Infection Rate Improvement

·         Strengthening the health facilities’ capacity for COVID 19 and future pandemic

·         Health Facility Information Management System and Integration of the Health Care Provider Network

 

 

Improving Provision of Public Health Services

·         Evaluation of UHC Integration Sites

(UIS)

·         Implementation of Province City –Wide Workload indicators of Staffing Needs (WISN) Study in the Select UHC Integration Sites (UIS)

·         Assessment of the Local Capacity of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the Philippines

·         Primary Health Care Study

·         Waiting Time and Turn-around time reduction

·         Health Facility Operations and Management Efficiency Improvement

Socio- Environmental Health Concerns

Health Social Sciences (including community development)

·         Conduct of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law Fifth Year Implementation Review (Phase 2)

·         Evaluation of Maternal and Child Health Service Delivery (include NBS and Immunization)

·         Impact of Community Quarantine on Persons who Use Drugs

·         Studying interventions to address mental health problems

·         Health Care Delivery in GIDA

·         Improvements in patient confidence and trust in accessing health care

 

 

Environmental, Disaster and Climate Change

 

·         Climate Change, pandemic and mental health: Exploring the effects of chronic stress on mental health and cognition

·          Research that increases the likelihood of implementing an all – hazards health emergency and disaster risk management approach, including prevention and readiness, for the risks related to emergencies that may occur during the COVID -19 pandemic

·         Research to strengthen community resilience before, during, and after the COVID -19 Pandemic

·         Beliefs on Disasters of Indigenous

Peoples

 

Health Financing

Financial Risk Protection

·         Analysis of the Costs to Provide the Optimal Combination of Financial and Non-Financial Incentives that is effective in Ensuring Adequate Distribution and Retention of Health Human Resource in Primary Care

·         Impact Assessment on the Implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) Exemption to Medicines Prescribed for Diabetes, Hypertension and High Cholesterol

 

 

Please be advised that all proposals shall be screened in accordance to the attached criteria (Annex A). Kindly submit and upload the electronic copies of the documents needed through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. given below:

The electronic copies/ documents for submission are as follows:

  • Research Proposal using the DOST Template (downloadable)
  • Gantt Chart
  • Curriculum Vitae of the Proponent
  • Detailed Budget Line Item
  • Work and Financial Plan (WFP) and Project Procurement and Management Plan (PPMP)
  • Scanned copy of the Letter of Endorsement of the Head of Office addressed to:

ERNIE V. VERA, MD, MPH, CHA, CESO III

Director IV

DOH Bicol Center for Health and Development

Legazpi City

 

The deadline of submission of the Research Proposal will be within the First Quarter of 2021. The announcement of selected research papers will be on April 15, 2021. For any queries, you may contact Ms. Lotis B. Palencia, Statistician III or Ms. Maryden Loar, Health Program Researcher of the Planning and Statistics Unit – Data Management and Research through landline number (052) 204 0040 loc 506.

 

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

  1. NATURE OF THE STUDY
    1. The Proposed Research Study should fall within the prescribed research priority for 2021.
    2. The proposal should be prepared following the DOST Template.
    3. The Researchers will be ranked based on its relevance, feasibility and reproducibility.
  1. DURATION
    1. Studies with expected substantial results obtained within 6 - 9 months are preferred.
    2. If the proposed research proposal will be a multi – year research, this will be subject to the availability of funds from the Health Sector Research and Development Fund to provide fund augmentation.

 

  1. BUDGET / FUNDING COUNTERPART
    1. The line- item – budget (LIB) must be detailed.
    2. Funds if available, may be sourced from the different Clusters of the Local Health Support Division (LHSD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credits to: Lotis B. Palencia, DOH-CHD V Statistician III, Head of Research Department

Article by: Bernard Dexter M. Moros, SRS I BCHRD

 


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