The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2023 DOST-PCHRD Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products. The said program aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. It supports the Tuklas Lunas program (Drug Discovery and Development Program) of the DOST-PCHRD, which aims to develop safe, effective, and affordable alternative drugs from the country’s natural resources.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing, and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products, specifically utilizing indigenous plants in the region. A thesis grant amounting to fifty thousand pesos (PHP 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) qualified thesis proposals per region.

Upon completion of the thesis project and submission of the required deliverables, six (6) finalists will be chosen to present their completed research during the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) week celebration in August 2024, wherein the top three (3) winners will be selected. Cash prizes include PHP 30,000.00 for the first prize winner, PHP 22,000.00 for the second prize winner, and PHP 15,000.00 for the third prize winner.

The deadline for submission of the complete documentary requirements to the consortium is on or before May 31, 2023. For the complete guidelines and forms, download it here:

The Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award aims to encourage young Filipino students to pursue a career in science, engineering, and technology and to recognize outstanding research outputs on engineering and technology at the collegiate level.

Candidate Qualification:
• Filipino citizen
• Bachelor of Science (BS) student or recent graduate with research/study/thesis on engineering sciences and technology
• Must not have graduated with BS degree before October 1 prior to the year of the award
• Of good moral character
• Able to present the research/study/thesis output during the paper presentation, which will be scheduled.

The competition is open to Bachelor of Science students enrolled, or graduated within the recent twelve months, in an Engineering or Engineering Technology related program (refer to Annex A for the non-exclusive listing of possible programs).

Nominations to this award shall be made/endorsed by the school administrators, or heads of professional, academic, or honor societies, with the following requirements:
a) duly accomplished nomination form
b) comprehensive biodata
c) copy of publication/pre-print based on his/her research/thesis/study
d) Transcript of Records
e) certification from co-author/s allowing the nominee to present the paper
f) certification from co-authors on the extent of the role of the nominee in the research/thesis/study, or from the nominator/endorser in case of sole authorship
g) relative standing of the nominee in his/her batch

The Criteria for judging are as follows:
(1) Person (20%)
(2) Output (80%)
• Methodology (20%)
• Quality of innovativeness/originality/creativity (15%)
• Quality of write-up of the submitted research/thesis/study document/s (15%)
• Contribution to science/technology knowledge and/or impact on Philippine business and industry (30%)

A Plaque of Recognition shall be awarded to each of the First, Second, and Third Prize winners together with a cash prize of PhP 100,000, PhP 50,000 and PhP 30,000, respectively. The other winners will each receive a citation and PhP 10,000 cash award.

Download the nomination form here:

Deadline of online application is on September 29, 2023

Submit your entries here:



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