The Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC), in pursuit of promoting local research that can respond to the current health concerns in the Philippines, spearheads a research grant program that will provide funding support, as well as training and mentoring of young researchers.

Who can apply

Young researchers (45 y/o and below) from MMHRDC member-institutions without any publications in ISI or peer-reviewed non-ISI journals as primary authors are eligible.

What are the preferred research topics
Interested junior faculty/researchers are encouraged to submit concept proposals on research studies aligned to the priorities listed in the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA) 2012-2016.

  • Health Technology and Development - Diagnostics, Genomics/Molecular Technology, Functional Foods, Drug Discovery and Development, Hospital Equipment and Biomedical Devices , Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Health
  • Health Financing- Financial Risk Protection
  • Health Service Delivery - improving access to  quality hospitals and health care facilities, improving provision of public health services
  • Social and Environmental Health Concerns- Environmental and Climate Change, Health Social Sciences

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What will be provided in this program

Funding support of not more than Php200,000.00 plus capacity building and mentoring through training on research project/proposal development, research ethics and good clinical practice, data processing analysis and technical writing to publish study results will be provided.

What to submit

  • concept paper, in not more than two pages, and should include project title, rationale/significance, objectives, methodology, expected output/s
  • curriculum vitae of key investigators
  • endorsement letter from the head of the member institution

How to submit
Submit papers and scanned documents to:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for application

March 15, 2012

For inquiries you may contact:
Ms. Brenda Ruth Cabral
MMHRDC Secretariat
National Institutes of Health
University of the Philippines Manila
623 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
Tel. No. 526-4349 or visit www.mmhrdc.healthresearc