Call for Proposals for ASEAN-India Collaborative R&D (AIRND) and ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship (AIRTF) by the Department of Science and Technology India

AIRND is an ASEAN centric research collaboration which aims to intensify interaction and scientific cooperation between India and ASEAN scientist and institutions, to connect existing but separately funded research projects in India and ASEAN Member States, and to enhance academic training and development of young scholars. Its priority research areas covers all disciplines of Natural sciences, medicine, health, Mathematics, electronics and IT, and Science and Technology.

The AIRTF is a six-month fellowship which aims to promote mobility of scientists and researchers from the ASEAN Member States to India and provide them opportunity to work at Indian R&D an academic institutions to upgrade their research skills and expertise, and to facilitate exchange of information and contacts between the scientist and researchers of India and ASEAN and can create a network for building research collaborations.
Please be informed that submissions for both programs is open year-round and must be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information:

Department of Health (DOH)
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)



The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) are pleased to announce the first call for research proposals for the Advancing Health through Evidence-Assisted Decisions with Health Policy and Systems Research (AHEAD-HPSR) Program.

Interested institutions, organizations, and researchers are invited to submit a full proposal on any of the topics hereto attached.

Kindly register as a proponent @ and attach the following requirements on or before February 14, 2018:

1. Main Proposal
2. Letter of Intent
3. Curriculum Vitae of Lead Proponent (Principal Investigator/Project Leader)
4. Profile of the Institution

For queries, contact Ms. Gilmari Peach Mallorca @ 651-7800 local 1326/1329 or Ms. Clarissa B. Reyes @ (02) 837-2071 local 2138.


List of Topics for AHEAD-HPSR:

1. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Strategy for the Universal Health Coverage Bill

2. Development of Policy Notes or Evidence Summaries

3. National Health Literacy Survey

4. Harmonization of the Digital Hospital Indicator Reporting System and Development of a Comprehensive Health Facilities Database and User Interface

5. Determining Incentives for Frontline Health Workers and Engagement Models for Doctors on Universal Healthcare Bill Provisions

6. Annual Microbial Resistance Surveillance for the National Leprosy Control Program

7. Development of the Ambisyon Natin 2040 for Health: Phase 1

8. Mapping of CPG Development Capacities in the Philippines

9. Technical Assistance in Communicating Research Results to Key Policymakers in Health

10. Determining the Prevalence and Behavioral Factors of HIV and STI in the Philippines

11. Development of Operations Guidelines for the Institutionalization and Operationalization of Single Joint Ethics Review in DOH

12. Primary Care Demonstration Sites

13. YAWS Study Phase II: Assessment of the Need to Establish a YAWS Control and Eradication Program

14. Health System Responsiveness 2018

15. Rapid Assessment on the Alcohol Consumption in the Philippines 

16. Market Mapping and Landscape Analysis of the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

17. Simulating the Health Impact of Alcohol Taxation in the Philippines

18. Operations Research for Comprehensive HIV Education Program among Grade 8 Students in Arellano University and Lyceum of Alabang University

19. National Prevalence Survey on Mental Health

20.Comparative Quality of Generics Medicines Between the Government and Private Drug Facilities in the Philippines


 Seven out of the 33 researchers were awarded the “Most Ready to Publish Paper” during the 13th National Medical Writing Workshop and 6th Writeshop for Young Researchers on 8-9 January 2018 at The Oriental Hotels and Resorts, Legazpi City, Albay. The award is given to participants whose papers are organized, well-written, and have the greater potential to get published in peer reviewed journals.

Winners for this batch were from the National Capital Region, Region 3, Region 4A, and Region 11, as follows:  Ms. Amalea Dulcene Nicolasora of the Department of Health-Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Ms. Mary Grace Pelayo of the Department of Health, Ms. Lozel Villadore of the Manila Doctors Hospital, Ms. Iza Donna Togbo of the Philippine Women’s University, Mr. Aaron Carl Tejano of Mabalacat City College, Dr. Norbel Tabo of De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, and Ms. Maria Catherine Otero of the Davao Medical School Foundation, Inc., who received tokens and certificates along with the recognition.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, in partnership with the Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME), conducts the writing workshop twice every year to help young researchers in health sciences acquire practical knowledge and writing skills in  developing scientific articles for publications in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.

 The second workshop for 2018 will be conducted in Baguio City on 6-7 August 2018. For details, you may call Ms. Ana Itulid at  (02) 837-7534.


14th National Medical Writing Workshop and 7th Writeshop for Young Researchers
Baguio City
6-7 August 2018

Organized by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the
Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE)
Endorsed by the Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME)




Application deadline: April 30, 2018
REGISTRATION IS FREE (limited slots only)

The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD), in cooperation with Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) is organizing the 14th National Medical Writing Workshop and 7th Writeshop for Young Researchers on 6-7 August 2018 in Baguio City. The workshop aims to help young investigators in health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing a scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal. Successful applicants will be granted free workshop registration, accommodation for participants and meals during the workshop, and assigned to a mentor-facilitator who will guide them in preparing their articles for a brief presentation.



The workshop is designed for a maximum of forty (40) researchers in health sciences and health social sciences, aged 35 years old and below, who have a research project completed not more than 2 years ago and have drafted a manuscript for submission to a scholarly journal. The selected draft manuscripts will be reviewed and revised during the workshop, based on the lectures and exercises, under the guidance of the faculty and mentor – facilitators. All participants are expected to present a 7-minute power point summary of their revised manuscripts on the second day of the workshop, and agree to submit the article to an appropriate scholarly peer-reviewed journal within three (3) months after the workshop.



1. Fill out application form here.

2. Submit the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 30 April 2018:
  2.1 Signed Conforme Slip
  2.2 Abstract of study (500 words)
  2.3 Draft Journal Manuscripts (maximum of 5000 words excluding title page, abstract, and references)
  2.4 Instructions to authors (This is a free document downloadable from the website of your prospective journal.)

Please use this subject format in your email: Application_14th Writeshop_(Surname)
Please save your documents in this format: Conforme Slip_(Surname), Abstract_(Surname), Manuscript_(Surname), ITA_(Surname)

The results of the selection of participants for the Workshop will be communicated on May 20, 2018.
If there are any questions about the Workshop, please contact Ms. Jeverly Ann Principe (email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 837-7535)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
BRIDGE Fellowship Program
FY2018 Application Guidelines

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities for overseas researchers who have conducted research activities under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to re-visit Japan to create, sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings. Researchers invited to Japan under this fellowship program are called “BRIDGE Fellows.” Based on applications by individual researchers, candidates are recommended to JSPS’s Head Office by JSPS alumni associations and JSPS overseas offices or the JSPS-designated official in the Japanese Embassy for countries without a JSPS overseas office. Hereinafter a JSPS overseas office or a JSPS-designated official in a Japanese Embassy will be commonly referred to as a “JSPS office,” and the alumni association and JSPS office as “alumni association/ JSPS office.”

Applicable Fields

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this

BRIDGE Fellow Eligibility

To be eligible, a researcher must meet both of the following requirements.

(1) Be a researcher who has experienced research in Japan under a JSPS program and who is currently a regular member of an officially recognized JSPS alumni association
(2) Agreement by host researcher to all seven items of support in Form B (Agreement by Host Researcher)

* Upon receiving a recommendation from an alumni association/ JSPS office, JSPS contacts the proposed host researcher in Japan. If a proposed host says that he/she cannot provide the support stipulated in Form B or cannot host the fellow, JSPS will not be able to accept the recommendation. Therefore, candidates should communicate fully with their proposed hosts before applying.
* Researchers who have already been supported under the BRIDGE Fellowship Program within the last 5 years (FY2013-FY2017) are ineligible for this award.
* Each alumni association/ JSPS office has its own screening criteria as “PROVISION b) Screening Criteria”. Applicants should check before applying.

Applicants should contact the place designated by their alumni association/ JSPS office. They should not submit documents directly to JSPS’s Head Office. Only documents forwarded to JSPS’s Head Office by alumni association/ JSPS office will be processed.

Deadline of application is on Jan. 30, 2018.

Click the link to access BRIDGE Guidelines FY 2018 and List of Forms

For more information and inquiries, you may contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.