Announcement from the Brunei Research Council (BRC) of Brunei Darussalam regarding the Call for Proposals for Brunei Research Council Industrial Research Grant which will be opened from February 2018-April 2018.
The Research and Development Grant aims to foster R&D activities directed at producing new products, technologies and/or services, or to improve existing products, technologies and /or services for the purpose of commercialization

The BRC is inviting proposals in the following areas:
• Food Science & Technology
• Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy
• Energy
• Health and Biotechnology

The Grant is a 50:50 co-matching grant scheme, where 50% of the total project scheme value would be contributed by the Grant, while the other 50% would need to be sourced out by the applicant/proponent.

Interested parties are requested to submit the application via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 15 April 2018. Please find attached copy of invitation for further information.

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)



The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST) is pleased to announce the call for research proposals for the first batch of topics for the 2017 PhilHealth STUDIES (Strengthening the Thrust for Universal Healthcare through Data, Information, and Knowledge Exchange Systems).

PhilHealth and PCHRD hereby invite interested institutions, researchers and organizations to submit proposals on the following topics:

1. PhilHealth Share Ratio Study
2. 2017 Client Awareness and Satisfaction Survey

We encourage interested parties to submit their capsule proposals via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to attach the following documents by February 16, 2018:

1. Letter of Intent
2. Curriculum Vitae of Lead Proponent (Researcher)
3. Profile of the Institution
4. Capsule Proposal Format

If you have queries, please contact Mr. Marc Enrico Hasta or Ms. Gera Grace Eguia @ (02)837-75-34 or 83 / 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..

Call for Proposals for ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D (AIRND) and ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) by the Department of Science and Technology India

AIRND is an ASEAN centric research collaboration which aims to intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between India and ASEAN scientist and institutions, to connect existing but separately funded research projects in India and ASEAN Member States, and to enhance academic training and development of young scholars. Its priority research areas covers all disciplines of Natural sciences, medicine, health, Mathematics, electronics and IT, and Science and Technology.

The AIRTF is a six-month fellowship which aims to promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the ASEAN Member States to India and provide them opportunity to work at Indian R&D an academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise, and to facilitate exchange of information and contacts between the scientist and researchers of India and ASEAN and can create a network for building research collaborations.
Please be informed that submissions for both programs is open year-round and must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) describes social innovations as “novel ways to implement comprehensive solutions by engaging and collaborating with actors across hierarchies and sectors.”

On its 36th anniversary, the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) will highlight social innovations in health research. The celebration will take place on 16 March 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

According to Dr. Jaime Montoya, PCHRD Executive Director, the Council wants to discuss and emphasize relevant researches that empowers individuals and communities to achieve their optimum potential.

In the current innovation ecosystem, there is a gap on what we think is the best way of ensuring that innovations will benefit our community. Social innovation is the key as it provides unique lens to tackle complex healthcare delivery challenges as well as combine best practices across range of disciplines,” Dr. Montoya explained.

Highlight of the program is the recognition of good social innovation practices in health including the winners of the 2017 Search for PHL Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) Solutions. The Call aims to honor innovations that demonstrate inclusivity, affordability, and effectiveness in health care in the country.

A panel discussion will also be held to discuss opportunities and appropriate frameworks for social innovation in health research. Invited panelists include University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Professor Noel Juban, UP School of Economics Professor Aleli Kraft, Ateneo De Manila University Institute of Philippine Culture Research Associate Dennis Batangan, and Surigao del Norte Municipality of Del Carmen Mayor Alfredo Coro.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque, and UP Manila Professor Mary Ann Lansang are expected to grace the event.

PCHRD is the national coordinating and monitoring body for health research. For the updated program, visit Don’t forget to like us on Facebook (/dostpchrd) and follow us on Twitter (@DOST_PCHRD)!

Department of Health (DOH)
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)



The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) are pleased to announce the first call for research proposals for the Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD-HPSR) Program.

Interested institutions, organizations, and researchers are invited to submit a full proposal on any of the topics hereto attached.

Kindly register as a proponent @ and attach the following requirements on or before February 14, 2018:

1. Main Proposal
2. Letter of Intent
3. Curriculum Vitae of Lead Proponent (Principal Investigator/Project Leader)
4. Profile of the Institution

For queries, contact Ms. Gilmari Peach Mallorca @ 651-7800 local 1326/1329 or Ms. Clarissa B. Reyes @ (02) 837-2071 local 2138.


List of Topics for AHEAD-HPSR:

1. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Strategy for the Universal Health Coverage Bill

2. Development of Policy Notes or Evidence Summaries

3. National Health Literacy Survey

4. Harmonization of the Digital Hospital Indicator Reporting System and Development of a Comprehensive Health Facilities Database and User Interface

5. Determining Incentives for Frontline Health Workers and Engagement Models for Doctors on Universal Healthcare Bill Provisions

6. Annual Microbial Resistance Surveillance for the National Leprosy Control Program

7. Development of the Ambisyon Natin 2040 for Health: Phase 1

8. Mapping of CPG Development Capacities in the Philippines

9. Technical Assistance in Communicating Research Results to Key Policymakers in Health

10. Determining the Prevalence and Behavioral Factors of HIV and STI in the Philippines

11. Development of Operations Guidelines for the Institutionalization and Operationalization of Single Joint Ethics Review in DOH

12. Primary Care Demonstration Sites

13. YAWS Study Phase II: Assessment of the Need to Establish a YAWS Control and Eradication Program

14. Health System Responsiveness 2018

15. Rapid Assessment on the Alcohol Consumption in the Philippines 

16. Market Mapping and Landscape Analysis of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

17. Simulating the Health Impact of Alcohol Taxation in the Philippines

18. Operations Research for Comprehensive HIV Education Program among Grade 8 Students in Arellano University and Lyceum of Alabang University

19. National Prevalence Survey on Mental Health

20.Comparative Quality of Generics Medicines Between the Government and Private Drug Facilities in the Philippines