The DOST - RHRDC XI is now calling applicants for its 3rd Mentorship Program. This program aims to empower local researchers and encourage them to pursue studies for human welfare. The program is composed of three (3) modules, each of which composes of 3-day sessions involving a series of intensive classroom type lectures, one-on-one mentoring, and oral presentation. Ten (10) scholars will be selected with a chance that their proposal will be funded.


  1. Who can apply

Researchers, Faculty Members, and Medical Doctors affiliated to the consortium’s member-institutions.

  1. How to apply

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application letter addressed to the Chair of RHRDC XI
  • Endorsement/nomination letter from the head of the institution (free format)
  • Curriculum vitae (max of 4 pages)
  • A 150-word essay on the reason/s for the application and future plans (free format)
  • capsule proposal that should describe a health problem the applicant would like to address (download here). The chosen topic must be in line with the consortium’s priority areas (download here)
  • Full guideline of the program can be downloaded here.

The above documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope, through registered mail or private courier service or hand-delivered to:

Dr. Warlito C. Vicente

Chairperson, RHRDC XI

c/o Department of Science and Technology XI

Corner Friendship and Dumanlas Roads, Bajada

8000, Davao City


For inquiries, you may contact (082) 227-1313 or 221-5428 and look for Ms. Richell Ruyeras or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Three modules with 3 days each training (1 day lecture; 1 ½ day writeshop; ½ day oral presentation)
  • One-on-one mentorship with the scholar’s chosen mentor or identified expert in the field
  • Possible research funding support up to P1,000,000.00.




Dissemination of activity

May to June

Deadline of submission to the consortium

June 14, 2019

Selection of scholars

June 30, 2019

1st module: Technical Writing

July 2019*

2nd module: Research Methods

September 2019*

3rd module: Statistical analysis

October 2019*

Final Presentation

November 2019


December 2019

*Tentative schedule