2017 Call for Proposals-Cycle 01 under the CHED Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program

In accordance with the National Higher Education Research Agenda II, and CHED Memorandum Order No. 52, series of 2016, titled, "Pathways to Equity, Relevance, and Advancement in Research, Innovation, and Extension in Philippine Higher Education," the attached Call for Proposals under the Research and Innovation Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program is issued and must be disseminated as widely as possible to the higher education institutions (HEIs).

The call for proposals may also be viewed and accessed online at www.chedresearch.wordpress.com

For further information, you may contact the Office of Planning, Research, and Knowledge Management (OPRKM)-Research Management Division at telephone number (02) 441-1169; 441-1149 or at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attached Files: (1) CHED Memorandum from the Office of the Executive Director (PDF) (2) Call for Proposals - Research and Innovation GIA Program (PDF) (3) CHED Research GIA Proposal Concept Note (capsule proposal template) - editable MS Word

Second UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) and the Medical Research Council-United Kingdom (MRC) is inviting researchers to submit concept proposals for the Second UK-Philippines Joint Health Research Call. This initiative between PCHRD and MRC aims to provide funding for high quality 3-year collaborative research projects focusing on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases of relevance to the Philippines.

The research call is part of the UK's Newton Fund Programme, an Official Development Assistance to the Philippines aimed at developing science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and welfare. For the Philippines, they invite concept proposals on Infectious Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM)

The research call will provide financial assistance of up to ₤400K from UK, and up to ₤250K/PhP 16 Million Pesos from the Philippines per project, to support activities for up to 3 years. The research call intends to find a total of six (6) joint projects: four (4) in Infectious Diseases, and two (2) in Diabetes Mellitus. Please note that applicants are required to have one UK Principal Investigator and one Filipino Principal Investigator.

Attached are the following documents: Call Specification, Applicant Guidelines, and Concept Proposal Form. All files can also be accessed through the PCHRD website

Call for Nominations for OICA Director


The nominee must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • commitment to academic freedom and the values and ideals of the University;
  • distinction or outstanding academic credentials in the nominee’s chosen field of expertise which should be along the lines of the unit’s disciplines or fields; Filipino citizen;
  • leadership qualities and administrative or managerial capability;
  • must be willing to serve; and
  • must consider resource generation an important function of the position.

The nominee need not be a faculty member at the time of his/her nomination. Should he/she be appointed as Director, he/she must have a faculty appointment.


The following may submit nominations:

  • any UPLB personnel;
  • students and alumni;
  • others from outside the unit; or
  • an interested candidate.


Nominators (individuals or groups) shall submit:

  • duly signed letter containing the justification for the nomination; and
  • a three-page summary of the nominee’s curriculum vitae.


17 April 2017: Deadline for submission of nominations to the Office of the Chancellor
21 April 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.):Presentation of End of Term Report of the Current OICA Director at the OVCRE Annex (All interested parties are free to attend.)
24 April 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.): Presentation of the Vision, Mission, and Goals of Nominees at the OVCRE Annex (All interested parties are free to attend.)

NASA Scientist to Share Experiences and Expertise on Using Remote Sensing in Laguna de Bay basin Lake Water Monitoring

February 13 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Senior Scientist, Dr. Josefino Comiso, will be a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) for the month of February.

He will be giving a free lecture on the Application of Remote Sensing in Monitoring Water Quality and Lake Surface Water Uses, and Land Use Change of Laguna de Bay Basin, on February 13, 4PM, at NCAS Auditorium.

Everyone is invited to join the lecture, and be updated with Dr. Comiso’s set of activities this February!

The official poster is attached.

6th International Conference on Climate and Disaster Risks Management 2017

Science holds the key to building resilience for sustainable future. An integrated science-based awareness raising, development planning, policy-making and practices strengthen government and institutional efforts for climate change adaptation and disaster management. It also strengthens the capacities of individuals, communities and societies in understanding hazards, in managing associated risks, and in preparing for potential disasters and extreme events. We look to science to seek answers to our questions about the changing climate and the changing world. This encourages collaborative and urgent investments in climate actions and disaster forums on global and local levels that are necessary to promote the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

On its sixth year, the conference further enhances the common learning ground for climate change talk and disaster dialogue among and between a diverse body of disciplines, backgrounds and expertise. It is a continuing opportunity to actively engage scientists, researchers, and technical people who provide up-to-date scientific data and study findings on climate change and disasters which can be used by the various stakeholders/sectors for an informed hazard and/or risk-based planning and decision-making processes, and management practices.


  • Climate and disaster risks management measures/strategies
  • General topics on climate change and disaster hazards/risks
  • Ecosystem-based CCA and DRRM
  • Low emissions/green technologies


  • February 28: First call for papers, posters and products
  • March: Second call and submissions
  • June 30: Extended deadline for the online submission of paper/poster/product abstracts
  • July: Release of notice for accepted abstracts
  • July-August: Submission of full papers and/or extended abstracts for accepted abstracts
  • August: Release of final program and invitations/Early registration
  • August: Final preparations and updates
  • September 27-28: Conference proper

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Format/Template: http://ovcre.uplb.edu.ph/


  • Research/paper presentation must be an original work that has not been published or presented prior to the conference
  • Product presentation must be related to climate change adaptation/mitigation and disaster risk reduction and management
  • Writing of the abstract must follow the attached format/template which can be downloaded at http://ovcre.uplb.edu.ph.
  • Conference secretariat will acknowledge the receipt of submitted abstract and will release notice of acceptance, final program and official invitation via email
  • Email your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For participants from the Philippines:

  • Early registration – PhP4,000 (paid on or before July 31, 2017)
  • On-site/regular registration – PhP4,500 (paid on Sept. 27, 2017 or after July 31, 2017)

For international participants:

  • Early registration – USD 100 (paid on or before July 31, 2017)
  • On-site/regular registration – USD 120 (paid on Sept. 27, 2017 or after July 31, 2017)

For other inquiries, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.