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

(for more details on the NUHRA you may visit

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

Extended until JUNE 1, 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

During the 13th Anniversary celebration of the University of the Philippines Manila - National Institutes of Health last February 11, 2011 at the Century Park Hotel, Pasay City, the "Compendium of Abstracts 2006-2008" was formally launched. The compendium is a printed version of the University of the Philippines Manila Research Database (UPMRD), the online catalog developed by the University Library. The said database provides a rich source of published and unpublished researches done by the faculty, staff and graduate students of UP Manila.

Each title of research/study cited in the database includes standard biliographic information with abstract, and when full text is available online, the link is provided.

The database can be searched in simple or guided mode. Searches can be made by author, title, subject or keywords. Publication year can be used to further refine a query.

The gateway to UP Manila Research Database also includes the University Library's collection of theses and dissertations, and the Philippine Index Medicus, an index to Philippine medical journals.

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