The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) is now accepting Health Research and Development proposals for CY 2020 funding support. This is made possible through a funding support from the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD).

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can apply?

Researchers and faculty of RHRDC XI member institutions who have permanent or regular status. We highly encouraged young and budding researchers to grab this opportunity.

I am interested to conduct research, but I am not yet a regular or permanent personnel in our institution?

            You may opt to partner with a colleague who is a permanent or regular employee. He or she will be the primary investigator of the study. This arrangement must be made internally within your institution.

Up to how much is the funding support?

Funding support is up to Php 1,000,000. However, this will depend on your proposal. The evaluators will check if the budget is reasonable. 

What should be the duration of my proposal?

Your proposal must be feasible in 6 months – 1 year.

What is the evaluation process?

Below is the evaluation process

  1. RHRDC XI Executive Committee deliberation – The committee will screen the submitted proposals for prioritization. The proposal must be based on the priority areas indicated in the 2017-2022 Region XI Regional Unified Health Research Agenda (RUHRA). The 2017-2022 RUHRA may be downloaded thru this link:

What to submit: capsule proposal, endorsement from the Head of Institution address to Dr. Warlito C. Vicente, Chair, RHRDC XI, Curriculum Vitae of the proponent/s. These can be submitted either in soft or hard copy. You may download the format HERE

  1. RHRDC XI secretariat – The secretariat will check for the completeness of the proposal and check for plagiarism using Turnitin.

What to submit: soft (word file format) and 5 hard copies of the full-blown proposal)

  1. RHRDC XI Technical Review Board – the full-blown proposal of prioritized research will be reviewed by for its technical soundness by the experts in the Region.

What to submit: None. The proposal submitted to the secretariat will suffice.

  1. PCHRD External Review – (optional) this will depend of the proposal submitted.

What to submit: None. The proposal submitted to the secretariat will suffice.

  1. Research Ethics Committee Evaluation – For a proposal that involves human participants, this must be reviewed by an accredited ethics committee. Other clearances/permits that needs to be secured DEPENDING on the nature of the study are the following:
  • Bureau of Animal Industry clearance for studies involving animal subjects
  • Biosafety Clearance for studies involving genetic engineering and pathogenic organisms
  • National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Clearance for studies involving Indigenous Peoples
  • Gratuitous Permit from Biodiversity Management Bureau for studies involving collection of flora and fauna from DENR Protected Areas

Note that the applicable clearances/permits must be secured only after the approval of the technical committee.

  1. Review by PCHRD – PCHRD will be reviewing the admin part of the proposal focusing on the budget requested.

When is the submission?

            Submission of the capsule proposal, endorsement letter from the head of institution and curriculum vitae of the proponent/s is on January 17, 2020. RHRDC XI will not be catering late and/or incomplete submissions. 

 You may send soft copy of the requirements through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Kindly put in the subject: 2020 RRF) or hard copy at RHRDC XI Office, c/o DOST XI, Corner Friendship and Dumanlas Roads, Bajada, Davao City. 

For further queries, you may email us at 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., message through our facebook account: or telephone at (082) 227-1313.


The Alberto G. Romualdez, Jr. Outstanding Health Research Award (AROHRA) encourages researchers to be sensitive to the scientific and technological requirements of the health delivery system and rewards those whose research have contributed significantly to addressing prevalent health issues.

The Award gives recognition to a research program or project that has demonstrated the link between research and practice through the utilization of research findings in the health delivery system. Given by the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH), the award has two (2) categories: Biomedical Research and Health Services Research.


  1. What can be nominated

Any health research program or project may be considered for the Award. Work to be nominated may fall under any of two categories: Biomedical Research or Health Services Research.

For Biomedical Research, the program or project must be engaged in generating and/or adapting appropriate health technologies that address specific health problems and emphasize the development of diagnostic tools and techniques, biological (e.g. drugs, vaccines, functional foods, etc.), biomedical devices, and ICT-based healthcare technologies.

For Health Services Research, the program or project must be involved in the organization, administration, operation, utilization and other aspects of health services delivery systems that address the country’s social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.

  1. Who can nominate

Any institution; members of the consortium; scientific, technological and professional societies or associations; research institutes; universities and colleges; and individuals may nominate. Self-nomination is not allowed.

  1. Who can be nominated and what can be a nominated entry

The award is open to a completed research program or project done by Filipino researcher/s. The nominated entry must be done mainly in the Philippines.

For purposes of this Award, a research program refers to a group of interrelated or complementing research projects that require an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach to meet established goal/s within a specific time frame, while a research project refers to the basic unit in the investigation of specific research problems with predetermined objective/s to be accomplished within a specific time frame.

  1. How to nominate

Nominations should be made using the prescribed nomination form. Entries from both consortium member institutions and non-consortium member institutions must be submitted to and endorsed by the Chair of the consortium. Each nomination should include ALL of the following:

  1. Write-up on the impact of the project on health delivery, a contextualization of the problem that the project/program seeks to address and a description of the program/project, highlighting how the results were utilized, as well as the benefits derived from their utilization.
  2. One copy of each of the technical reports and/or publications of the completed projects leading to technology transfer and/or translation to a policy formulation or program intervention.
  3. Statement from the technology user(s) and program end-user.
  4. Schedule of Selection and Awarding

This Award is given every three (3) years.

  1. Where to send nominations: Nominations should be submitted to the Regional Health Research and Development XI Secretariat on or before February 21, 2020.

Address: Regional Health Research and Development XI c/o Department of Science and Technology XI, Corner Friendship and Dumanlas Roads, Davao City


The Award consists of a cash prize of P 500,000 and a trophy for winners of each category.


February 21, 2020

Get the nomination form HERE

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