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                                   Research and Development (R&D) Grant

As part of the BCHRD campaign on producing health researches, we are happy to announce that we are now open for submission of health and health-related proposals for 2017. Proposals submitted shall be subject to a screening process and will be determined as to which research institution it shall be forwarded /endorsed for approval and funding. The BCHRD’s mother agency, the DOST- PCHRD funds research proposals that are aligned with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) and the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA).

RUHRA Research Priorities of Region V


1.       Improvement of Maternal Health and Nutrition

a.       Assessment of the health status of women

b.      Assessment of the KAPs of women in their Perinatal Period

c.       Effectiveness of IEC materials on maternal health care

d.      Evaluation of the maternal health service delivery

2.       Improvement of Child Health and Nutrition

a.       Assessment of the Health Status of Children

b.      Assessment of Feeding Programs in Day Care Centers (3 -6 y/o)

c.       Infant Feeding Program

d.      Review and Analysis of the Existing BEmONC/CEmONC in terms of Facilities, human

       resource expertise, usage and usefulness

e.      Compliance with EPI

f.        Evaluation of the Family Planning Program


1.       Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases

a.       Mental Health

b.      Lifestyle Diseases (diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases)

c.       Trauma and Injuries

2.       Prevention of Communicable Diseases

a.       STI & HIV


3.       Herbal in Various Forms

a.       Inventory of Herbal Plants in the Bicol Region(including pictures, location, parts of the plants used, common names and uses)

b.      Preparation and Utilization of Indigenous Herbs for Common Illnesses

c.       Dosage forms of herbal medicine

4.       Functional Foods

a.       Beneficial/Potential hazards of the following:  Malunggay, Ginger, Garlic, Yakon,

Cassava and  Siling Labuyo


1.       Environment and Climate Change

a.       Health effects of Climate Change among Vulnerable Groups (Elderly & Children)

Ø  Community Development

1.       Health and sanitary Practices Among residents of resettlement Areas

2.       Health Preparedness and Capabilities during Emergencies

Ø  Waste Management

1.       Level of Implementation of Local Ordinances on Waste Management

2.       Hospital Waste Management


Ø  Technology Development

1.       Techno Verification on _______for health use.

2.       Utilization and Production of Yakon Chips as Dietary Food Supplement

Ø  Knowledge Management

1.       Adoption of Health Data Base System in the Bicol Region

2.       Surveillance of Reported Infectious Diseases



Review Procedures

Approval of proposals for research grants will be based on a multi-level review process.

1. In-house screening in terms of alignment to the research priorities, duplication, and completeness of requirements.
2. Technical review by external consultants based on the following criteria:
     Technical merit
     Data management
     Marketability potential (for product-based proposals)
     Feasibility (practicality, cost, time)
     Proponent’s/ Institution’s capacity
3. Proposals reviewed shall be endorsed by BCHRD to DOST-PCHRD. Final approval by the PCHRD Governing Council or the PCHRD Executive Director depending on the recommended total budgetary requirement of the proposal.
In each stage of the review process, the proponent may need to revise the proposal on the basis of the recommendations of the reviewers.
The review process will take approximately 75 working days provided that all the requirements had been submitted.

Who may apply
Filipinos with at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field, have proven research competence / track record, and employed in universities/colleges, research agencies/institutes, hospitals, and other health related agencies are eligible to apply for the research grant.

How to apply
The proponent should submit the following requirements online through the BCHRD secretariat

Project Proposal following the PCHRD Detailed Proposal Form – two (2) copies 
Work plan Schedule (Gantt Chart of Activities)
Proposed Line-Item Budget (LIB) (DOST-GIA LIB Form)
Counterpart Funding of Implementing Agency
Biosafety Clearance, if applicable
Institutional Animal Care and Use Clearance, if applicable
Ethics Clearance (for studies involving human subjects)
Informed Consent Form
Case Report Form, if applicable
Endorsement of Agency Head
Curriculum Vitae of Proponent(s)
Duties and Responsibilities of each Project Personnel

Submit your letter of request and the requirements to:


SUC President and BCHRD Chairperson

Bicol University, Legazpi City


Regional Research Fund

Regional Research Fund (RRF) is viewed as a way to encourage new researchers to be actively involved in health research activities without having to compete with more experienced researchers. These RRF projects are intended to build up the capabilities of individual researchers in designing, implementing and managing health research projects.

What proposals may qualify

Research proposals which address priority health problems/issues identified in the Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA) and/or National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) of the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) are going to be reviewed by the RHRDC and PCHRD. The proposals should have a duration of six months to one-year and a budgetary requirement not exceeding FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P500, 000.00).


Who may apply

Regular staff and faculty members of research institutes, medical and allied health sciences, hospitals and other health-related agencies may submit proposals to the RHRDC, properly endorsed by the head of their agency. Likewise, medical residents of hospitals may submit proposals provided that he or she will be working under the supervision of a more experienced researcher affiliated in the same institution.