It is our pleasure to announce a new call for research proposals for the AY 2015-2016. We are inviting junior researchers (i.e. no previous publication in an ISI-journal or no previous publication as first author in a non-ISI, peer-reviewed journal) to submit a scientific protocol to the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium. Successful applicants shall receive up to Php 500,000.00 to cover for personnel services and maintenance and other operating expenses. Thesis projects will not be eligible for this funding mechanism. Funding will be through the Regional Research Fund Initiative of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD).

All proposals are required to follow the prescribed format of the PCHRD (see attached), and should be submitted no later than 30 April 2015. Submission may be done electronically at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or personally to the Secretariat at Rm. 107, G/F National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, 623 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila. Electronic submissions are preferred.

The proposal shall have a duration of six months to one year. Each proposal should contain the following information:
 Review of Related Literature
 Conceptual Framework
 Significance of the study
 Methodology (research design, study population, sample size, method of data collection, data processing, plan for analysis including dummy tables)
 Ethical considerations
 Limitations of the study
 Expected Output/s
 Potential Users of Research Findings
 Time Frame
 Work plan or Gantt Chart
 Curriculum Vitae of Proponent