The Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium is now Calling for Health Research Proposals for the Year 2020. Check this infographic to guide you through your application. Once you've secured the required documents, kindly send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Capsule Proposal 2020_Institution_Last Name_Date Submitted.

The templates for the proposal including the NUHRA and RUHRA can be accessed here:


  1. Health Research Proposal using the prescribed format
  2. Endorsement letter from Head of Institution
  3. Curriculum Vitae

The Health Facility Development Bureau (HFDB) - Research and Performance Mangement Division, through its envisioned Health Facility Research and Policy Innovation Hub, announces the 2020 Call for Submission of Research Proposals.

The proponent should focus on the following research themes, as recommended by DM 2019-0398: Summary of Good Practices in Health Facilities:

  1. Health Outcomes and Hospital Infection Rate improvement;
  2. Waiting time and Turnaround time reduction;
  3. Out-of-Pocket expenditures reduction;
  4. Improvements in patient confidence and trust in accessing healthcare;
  5. Baseline data and evidence-based generation for health facilities standards development; and
  6. Health facility operations and management efficiency improvement.

All proposals shall be screened in accordance to the criteria.

Kindly submit an electronic copy and 4 hard copies of the capsule proposal to the Health Facility Development Bureau and send the electronic copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The proposal should include the following:

  1. Four (4) hard copies and electronic copy of Annex B: Capsule Research Proposal;
  2. Four (4) hard copies and electronic copy of Annex C: Gantt Chart
  3. Four (4) hard copies and electronic copy of Annex D: Basic Profile of Project Proponents
  4. Letter of endorsement of the Head of Office.

The Deadline of Submission of the capsule proposal is on March 6, 2020 (Friday). The announcement of selected research papers will be on March 18-20, 2020.

For the guidelines, criteria, forms, please click here.

Members of the consortium meet once again for the WVHRDC 1st Executive Committee Meeting for 2020 conducted at J7 Hotel, Mandurriao, Iloilo City last February 27, 2020. Out 28 member institutions, 22 institutions were represented during the meeting. The meeting was presided by the consortium Chair, Dr. Marlyn W. Convocar.


To know more about the consortium, visit pur facebook page at and give us a thumbs up.

The Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 3rd year implementation of the DOST-PCHRD- Undergraduate Thesis Grant in Natural Products.

The program aims to sustain a research culture in natural products to increase the number of research and later on build a pool of researchers/experts specializing in the field. It supports the Drug Discovery and Development Program of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) which aims to develop safe, effective and affordable alternative drugs from the country’s natural resources.

The search is open to all undergraduate students of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chemistry, Nursing and Health and Allied Sciences who have thesis proposals on natural products in the current school year. All nominees must submit the following documents to the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium (WVHRDC):

  1. Duly accomplished prescribed research proposal form with college seal
  2. Endorsement letter from the institution signed by the head of the university/college dean
  3. Soft copy of the proposal (MS Word Format)
  4. Hard copy of the proposal using A4 paper
  5. Certificate of plant authentication (if applicable)
  6. Curriculum vitae of the students and adviser using the prescribed form
  7. Applicable clearances:
  • Ethics Clearance from a PHREB accredited Research Ethics Committee for studies involving human subjects.
  • Animal Research Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) for studies involving animals.
  • Free and Prior Informed Consent from National Commission on Indigenous People for studies involving indigenous people.
  • Gratuitous Permit from the Protected Area and Management Board of DENR for studies involving collection of samples from protected areas.
  • Biosafety Clearance from institutional biosafety committees for studies involving genetic engineering and pathogenic organisms.

Nominations with incomplete requirements will automatically be excluded from the list of official entries. For the guidelines and forms, click here.


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