The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium XI (RHRDC XI) is now accepting Health Research and Development proposals for CY 2021 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 February 07, 2021. 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: 2021 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., message through our facebook account: or telephone at (082) 227-1313.

I already submitted last 2020 will it still be considered?

Earlier proposals submitted and were categorized as priority are still considered for funding.


The Regional Health Research and Development Consortium-XI (RHRDC-XI), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 11 (DOST-XI) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), will be conducting its 10th HealthR&D Expo on December 14-16, 2020 via zoom.

With this year’s theme: Research at the Frontline during the Pandemic, this annual event continues to provide a platform for discussion and interaction among researchers in the Davao region on their recent findings and developments to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. This also serves as a venue for educating the public on the recent health researches in response to the pandemic.

Please see the attached program for your reference. You may register through here:

If you have any queries or clarifications, feel free to contact us at (082) 227-1313 and look for Ms. Richell Mae B. Ruyeras or you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you at this event.


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