Possible research fields identified by the e-ASIA Joint Research Program include but are not limited to:
- Public health and epidemiology
- Drug discovery
- Inspection and diagnostic technology
- Fundamental technology of inspection, prevention and medical treatment
- Chemical biology
- Biomaterial sensor
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Model organisms
- Immunology (Immunology of coronavirus infection)
- Disease Immunopathogenesis
- Immunological Predictors of Disease Severity
- Immunological Host Response to Infection
- Diagnostic + Immunological Assays
- Immunotherapies for Prevention and Early Treatment
- Evolutionary biology of SARS- CoV2, including phylogenetics and mechanisms of emergence (e.g., animal-human interface)
- Clinical Characterization / Management of Disease Caused by the Virus
Review Procedures Approval of proposals for research grants will be based on a multi-level review process:
- In-house screening and evaluation in terms of alignment to the research priorities, duplication, and completeness of requirements.
- Technical review and scoring by external consultants (Technical Panel) based on the following criteria:
- Relevance & Sensitivity
- Alignment to national S&T priorities, strategic relevance to national development and sensitivity to Philippine political context, culture, tradition and gender and development.
- Merit Sound scientific basis to generate new knowledge or apply existing knowledge in an innovative manner.
- Financial viability of the undertaking with proponent’s and institutional capacity to manage R&D funds vis-à-vis the proposed work plan and budget Proponent’s / Institutional Capacity Good track record or CV with proven competence to implement and complete the R&D program / project within the approved duration and budget.
- How much the proposal will contribute to the overall achievement of the program? Other potential socio-economic, environmental, and health impact.
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 Filipino research proponent who have his/her research project endorsed by e-ASIA for further evaluation should submit the following requirements online through the PCHRD Project Management System (http://www.projects.pchrd.dost.gov.ph/) from 22 October 2020:
- Project Proposal following the PCHRD Detailed Proposal Form (downloadable from the DOST-PCHRD website)
- Work plan Schedule (Gantt Chart of Activities)
- Proposed Line-Item Budget (LIB) (DOST-GIA LIB Form)
- Counterpart Funding of Implementing Agency
- Informed Consent Form
- Case Report Form, if applicable
- Endorsement of Agency Head
- Curriculum Vitae of Proponent(s)
- Duties and Responsibilities of each Project Personnel
- Biosafety Clearance, if applicable
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Clearance, if applicable
- Bureau of Animal Industry Clearance, if applicable
- Ethics Clearance (for studies involving human subjects)
The DOST-PCHRD will allocate up to 200,000 USD for each research project for a duration of 1 year and can be extended following DOST Grants-in-Aid Guidelines. In-kind modality will be an option. This Call shall be subject to rules and regulations set by the DOST Grants-in-Aid Guidelines.
For further information on eASIA COVID 19 Call, you may visit the eASIA website: https://www.the-easia.org/jrp/ .