Research Utilization

Small R&D Grant (Support to Research Dissemination)

The Research Information, Communication, and Utilization Division of PCHRD supports projects and activities on research dissemination, including, but not limited to support to publication, paper presentation, and events.

Who may apply

Proponents of PCHRD supported projects.

Filipinos with at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field, have proven research competence / track record, and employed in universities/colleges, research agencies/institutes, hospitals, and other health related agencies are eligible to apply for the research grant.

How to apply

The proponent should submit the following requirements:
1. Letter addressed to:
The Executive Director
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development
Department of Science and Technology
3/F DOST Main Bldg.
Gen. Santos Avenue
Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila

2. Proposal
3. Proposed Line-Item Budget (LIB)

Publication Support

The Council provides support for researchers interested to publish their study. Fund support for publication fees required by peer reviewed journals where researchers intend to publish their research results is provided.

PCHRD also gives assistance to researchers who would like to print their studies, monographs or books which are in line with the National Unified Health Research Agenda (NUHRA).

To ensure that research results are properly disseminated and utilized by their intended users, the Council capacitates researchers who will publish their work through the medical writing workshop. A product of PCHRD's partnership with Philippine Association of Medical Journal Editors (PAMJE) and Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME), the National Medical Writing Workshop for Health researchers is conducted twice a year to help Filipino researchers in the health and health social sciences acquire practical knowledge and skills in preparing scientific article for publication in a scholarly peer-reviewed journal.

In the workshop, participants are taught the structure of a scientific paper, the individual components of the paper, and how to prepare a manuscript. Participants also learn how a manuscript is processed, the role of editors and peer reviewers and what they look for in a manuscript.

Technology Adoption and Commercialization

As the DOST agency responsible for coordinating and monitoring health researches in the country, the Council facilitates the identification and packaging of PCHRD-supported health technologies for adoption and commercialization by both government and private sectors. We accelerate technology adoption by guiding researchers and investors as they go through each step of the idea generation to utilization.

PCHRD helps both inventors and investors in the Intellectual Property (IP) commercialization process. Based on the Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (RA 10055), PCHRD’s role as funding agency becomes a facilitator instead of a licensor. The technologies are owned by the implementing agencies (RDIs) and their respective commercialization (licensing, establishment of spin-off companies) are negotiated by their own Technology Licensing Office. However, PCHRD can still assist potential investors and the RDIs in the commercialization process.

PCHRD Technologies

Commercialized and Ready for Commercialization

In the pipeline

OL Trap
Lagundi Tablet and Syrup
Sambong Tablet
Yerba Buena Tablet
Tsaang Gubat

Axis Knee System

POC Diagnostic Test for Detecting Dengue Infections
Antibacterial ointment from Guava
Antiparasitic agents from Quassia amara and Momordica charantia

Research Translation – Policy

Recognizing the value of health researches in building a healthier nation, PCHRD supports translation of research to policy. Proposals submitted to PCHRD for research translation are processed and evaluated. After the proposal receives an approval, PCHRD can provide financial support so the proponents can proceed with policy note brief development. PCHRD can also help the proponents find research experts with substantial background in policy development to draft the policy note/brief for them.

Approved policy notes / briefs are published for submission to policymakers.

Throughout the years, PCHRD ensures that research is utilized for evidence-based and informed policy making. In 2015, the Council provided important inputs for the following bills, policies, and law.

  • “An Act Imposing Excise Tax on Sugar Sweetened Beverages by Inserting a New Section 150 – A in the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended”
  • House Bill 5321, “An Act Creating a National Cancer Care Research and Development Authority, Providing for its Powers, Structure and for Other Purposes”
  • Graphic Health Warning Law, RA 10643 (Cigarette Graphic warning)
  • HB 4199: An Act Promulgating a Comprehensive Policy for a National Telehealth System with the Use of Advanced Communications Technology in the Philippines and to Provide Funds Thereof