Memos

Memorandum No. OVPAA 2013-23: Call for Proposals - UP EIDR Program Cycle 4

03 April 2013

Memorandum No. OVPAA 2013-23

TO: Chancellors and OIC, UP Cebu, Vice Chancellors for Research and Development/Extension

FROM: GISELA P. CONCEPCION, Ph.D, Vice-President for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT: Call for Proposals to the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program for Cycle 4

This is to announce the Call for Capsule Concept Proposals for Cycle 4 of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program. The guidelines and revised forms can be downloaded from the OVPAA website (www.ovpaa.up.edu.ph).

The deadline for submission of Capsule Concept Proposals is on 15 May 2013. Please submit endorsed proposals through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The proposals will be evaluated based on the areas of priority and based on a general assessment of the research concept and strategy. Results of the evaluation will be released after 1-2 months and the concepts that make it to the first cut will be invited to submit the full proposal. The full proposal will be reviewed by external reviewers and will be sent back to proponents with the comments for improvement. The final full proposal will again be evaluated to determine which projects will be funded under the EIDR Program.

Please see attached guidelines and research priority areas for EIDR Cycle 4.

Memorandum No. OVCRE 2013-007: List of non-degree training programs/ extension activities conducted [1Q 2013]

March 21, 2013

MEMORANDUM NO. 07 Series of 2013

TO : All Extension Coordinators (through respective Unit Heads)

SUBJECT : List of non-degree training/ extension activities conducted (1st Quarter 2013)

FROM : MARIA VICTORIA O. ESPALDON, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

Kindly furnish our copy of the list of non-degree training/ extension activities conducted by your respective units for the 1st quarter (January to March 2013) using the format attached for consolidation and submission to the UPLB Budget Management Office.

You may email your respective reports directly to Mr. Alvin Malabayabas of OVCRE-IMTUS via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will appreciate receiving your reports on or before April 10, 2013.

Thank you.

Memorandum No. OVCRE 2013-006: 2nd Call for UPLB Basic Research Program Funding CY2013

February 27, 2013

MEMORANDUM NO. 06 Series of 2013

TO : All Deans and Directors

SUBJECT : 2nd Call for UPLB Basic Research Program Funding CY 2013

FROM : MARIA VICTORIA O. ESPALDON, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension is extending its call for the submission of capsule research proposals for funding under the UPLB Basic Research Program CY 2013.

In this regard, please be informed that all proposals shall be pre-screened in accordance to the guidelines (available here) and only those that pass the initial screening will be required to submit the detailed proposals in preparation for the panel review. Likewise, priority shall be given to new MS and PhD graduates who wish to do follow-up studies on their thesis/dissertation topics and other research studies within their expertise. Please take note however that those with existing/ongoing studies under the program shall not be allowed to apply.

Please submit four (4) copies of the capsule proposal (input form available here) to the OVCRE Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Section, OVCRE Annex Building, UPLB. Deadline of submission is on or before March 30, 2013.

Memorandum No. OVCRE 2013-001: Schedule of Summer Short Courses for 2013

January 14, 2013

MEMORANDUM NO. 01 Series of 2013

TO : College Deans, Institute Directors, Department Chairs and Unit Heads

SUBJECT : Schedule of Summer Short Courses for 2013

FROM : MARIA VICTORIA O. ESPALDON, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

We are now in the process of consolidating information on short courses and training programs to be offered this summer of 2013.

Instead of producing a printed catalogue, we will be putting the schedules online in the UPLB RDE Portal at http://ovcre.uplb.edu.ph

If you have any offering you wish to include, please provide us an electronic copy and send it thru email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information strictly on or before February 15, 2013.

  1. Title of training course
  2. Short description
  3. Date (Duration) and time schedule
  4. Venue, course fee and other requirements
  5. Full name of course coordinator/Full name of coordinator of specific training (module)
  6. Email addresses of course coordinator and or/specific training (module) coordinator
  7. Updated contact telephone/telefax numbers
  8. Minimum number of participants required

Hard copies will no longer be accepted.

For those units reoffering short courses done last year, please inform Mr. Florante A. Cruz by phone (536-5326) about this or of any adjustments in details (i.e. date, course fee, phone number, others).

Your prompt compliance will be highly appreciated.

Memorandum No. OVPAA 2012-73: Call for Proposals - UP EIDR Program CY 2013

27 September 2012

Memorandum No. OVPAA 2012-73

TO: Chancellors and OIC, UP Cebu, Vice Chancellors for Research and Development/Extension

FROM: GISELA P. CONCEPCION, Ph.D, Vice-President for Academic Affairs

SUBJECT: Call for Proposals to the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program for CY 2013 (Cycle 1)

This is to announce the call for Proposals for Cycle 1 (CY 2013) of the Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) Program. The schedule of submission of proposals, the review, awarding & implementation, etc., for Cycle 2 is found in OVPAA-EIDR Form 3.6 (CY 2013).

As described in the general guidelines on EIDR, there are two types of funding:

  1. For interdisciplinary research programs: These should be led by program and project leaders with established track records, i.e., publications in the proposed areas of research. For each cycle, priority interdisciplinary research areas are identified. The maximum fund awarded for an EIDR program consisting of several projects is ~P10M/year. Inter-CU collaboration is strongly encouraged. These programs are expected to produce ISI-listed publications and other high quality academic output within the first year of the project, and every year thereafter.
  2. For all UP faculty & researchers who completed their PhD or a postdoctoral training within the last 1-1/2 years: You are encouraged to submit a proposal as a single proponent, or with another new PhD as co-proponent. The proposal must be directly related to the dissertation/postdoctoral research and expertise of the proponent(s), e.g., data from the dissertation/postdoctoral research will be completed, and the project will produce an ISI-listed publication within the first year of the project, and every year thereafter. The maximum fund awarded for this type of grant is ~P2M/year.

The priority areas for this cycle are:

  1. development of strategies to improve academic performance of units based on the Internal Academic Assessment System (iAADS) findings
  2. new general education courses, creativity-, innovation- and research-oriented advanced undergraduate courses or graduate courses, or new fast-track/accelerated undergraduate and graduate (PhD and MS) programs making use of new education paradigms, substance/content, pedagogy, evaluation and technology tools. (FOCUS ON ONE COURSE OR ONE PROGRAM.)
  3. new documentaries for public dissemination (national and international, government and the public sector) to promote the Filipino's national and cultural identity, sense of pride and love of country, featuring research/reliable information on Philippine culture, history, music, dance, art, architecture, science (geological, archeological, geneological and natural history, biodiversity), etc., making use of new mass communication paradigms, substance/content and technology multi-media tools. (FOCUS ON ONE DOCUMENTARY.)
  4. new hardware (instrument, equipment, preferably with software and accessory parts/materials) for clinical, biomedical, research, agribusiness, food processing, engineering, computational, business processing and other industrial applications, based on innovative modeling/rational design, or reverse-engineered/improved from an imported product. (FOCUS ON ONE INSTRUMENT).
  5. new high-value nontraditional/unconventional products from agriculture, livestock, forestry, aquaculture, fisheries, marine resources, biodiversity hotspots, microbiological and geological resources and other indigenous materials for food, fabric/clothing, construction and industrial materials, energy, tourism, medical and agricultural applications* (FOCUS ON ONE PRODUCT.)
  6. new preventive and diagnostic products and services for infectious diseases and cancers; child malnutrition; and environmental, food-chain and industry/work-related hazards and pollution* (FOCUS ON ONE PRODUCT OR SERVICE.)

*Genetic and genomic components of proposals submitted under priorities 4 and 5 should be submitted to the Philippine Genome Center for endorsement to the DOST and other external funding agencies for funding.

ALL CAPSULE CONCEPT PROPOSALS SHOULD INCLUDE A DEVELOPMENT PLAN (FROM R&D TO PILOTING, TESTING, VALIDATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT) THAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED IN 4 YEARS.

Important Note

Deadline for submission of Capsule Concept Proposals for Cycle 1 (CY 2013) is on 30 November 2012. Please submit proposals through e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..