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 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 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 in Region 1 must submit the following documents to the Region 1 Health Research and Development Consortium (R1HRDC) Secretariat:

(a) duly accomplished prescribed research proposal form with college seal,

(b) endorsement letter from the institution signed by the head of the university/college dean,

(c) soft copy of the proposal (MS Word Format),

(d) hard copy of the proposal using A4 paper,

(e) certificate of plant authentication,

(f)  appropriate clearances,

(g) curriculum vitae of the students and adviser using the prescribed form.

Nominations with incomplete requirements will automatically be excluded from the list of official entries.

A thesis grant amounting to Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php 50,000.00) will be given to two (2) thesis proposals per region. And after completion of the study, six (6) finalist will be chosen to present their research during the Philippine Health Research System Week (PNHRS) Week celebration wherein three (3) winners will be selected. The cash prizes include P30,000.00 for the first prize winner, P22,000.00 for the second prize winner and P15,000.00 for the third prize winner.

Deadline for submission of nominations to R1HRDC is on May 25, 2018. For other queries, you can contact Ms. Ana Gay D. Ranga, R1HRDC Secretariat with mobile number 09308817266/09778031747 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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